Sigma's mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Sigma's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.
In 1922, six nurses founded Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, today known as Sigma, at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, tharsos, and timé, meaning love, courage, and honor. Sigma became incorporated in 1985 and is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status in the United States. Learn more about Sigma's founders.
Potential members who meet our eligibility criteria are invited to join Sigma – baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Here are some additional facts about our membership:
Sigma has more than 135,000 active members.
Members reside in more than 90 countries.
39 percent of active members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees; 51 percent are in staff positions; 19 percent are administrators or supervisors; 18 percent are faculty/academics; and 12 percent are in advanced practice.
There are roughly 530 chapters at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Sigma communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing chapters globally, including those in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Spain.
We provide you with valuable opportunities to advance your career, expand your knowledge, and get connected with chapter members. We are also on Facebook! Be sure to join our page and stay up to date with the latest photos and announcements
Here at Sigma International for Nursing-Psi Kappa chapter, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 20, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
The Chapter Objectives:
The main purpose of the chapter is to support nursing profession in every way that is possible in terms of knowledge, practice, research and leadership. Therefore, the objectives of chapters are:
· Recognize superior achievement and nursing excellence.
· Foster high professional standards.
· Assist the members to be engaged in activities that enhance knowledge, practice and research.
· Earn continuing nursing education credit through workshops and scientific lectures.
· Keep members stay up-to-date with the latest evidence-based practice.
· Get recognized for opportunities to present and get grants for research.
· Provide support including funding, and product.
· Establish relationships and connection with international members and mentors.
· Obtain external support and ideas through national and international conferences, meetings and events.
· Promote members’ knowledge through education opportunities.
Contact Sigma-Psi Kappa chapter to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
The University of Jordan-School of Nursing Amman Jordan 11942