About Sigma Theta Tau International
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has 130,000 members in 86 countries. There are 470 chapters located at 586 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. Members include practicing nurses, faculty, researchers, policy makers, executives, entrepreneurs and others. The mission of STTI is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. More information about STTI can be found at www.nursingsociety.org
Upsilon Eta Chapter is based in Singapore. Our chapter was chartered on 12 July 2007 by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Our Chapter aims to:
- Recognise nurses’ superior achievement.
- Recognise the development of nursing leadership qualities.
- Foster high professional standards in the nursing profession.
- Encourage creative work of nurses.
- Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.
26 November 2004 Idea first mooted to form a local honor society in Singapore
20 January 2005 Inaugural induction ceremony for 79 nurses into the honor society
14 March 2005 Society registered with the Registry of Societies, Singapore
12 July 2007 Inaugural chartering ceremony by Sigma Theta Tau International.
Upsilon Eta Chapter was conceived.
10-14 July 2007 1st Upsilon Eta Chapter International Nursing Conference
28 Feb 2009 Launch of Upsilon Eta Chapter website