HRH Princess Muna, WHO Patron for Nursing and Midwifery in the
Eastern Mediterranean Region and president of the Jordanian Nursing
Council, on Monday inaugurated a branch of Sigma Theta Tau International
(STTI) at the University of Jordan.
The branch, which is based in the nursing faculty and is among 500
others in the world, and the third in an Arab country, will allow
students and academics to benefit from STTI's educational programmes,
scholarships and awards, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
Princess Muna congratulated the university and faculty officials
for joining STTI, after meeting the organisation's international
standards in presenting nursing services.
The princess stressed that the UJ's joining of STTI is an important
step for developing education, scientific research and applied nursing.
UJ President Azmi Mahafza said that joining STTI is a qualitative
step in the continuous development and modernisation of the nursing
Manar Nabulsi, dean of the faculty, said that the college has
worked hard over the past few years to establish the branch at the
university, as part of its endeavours to improve the faculty’s ranking
among international counterparts, Petra added.
The aim of STTI is to advance world health and celebrate nursing
excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, according to STTI's
In 1922, six nurses founded STTI at the Indiana University Training
School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of
Nursing, in Indianapolis, US.
The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, tharsos and timé, meaning love, courage and honour, the website added.