Welcome to Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large!
Whether you are a current member or someone that is considering membership, we welcome you. The opportunities to become involved, to grow and develop as leaders, and to contribute to the nursing profession are virtually endless.
Sigma has supported me through scholarships and research grants from my undergraduate education through my doctoral training. In addition, they supported me, along with the CDC, in the development of my immunization website, Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training (www.NIP-IT.org), a website used by over 400 nursing schools across the United States. In addition, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with internationally known nursing scholars. In return, I have enjoyed being actively involved by serving on committees and being an officer within our organization.
Each of you will experience membership in your own way. In fact, Sigma membership is an experience that is yours to design. I hope you will make use of the many opportunities that membership has to offer. Not only do you have the opportunity to be involved locally, but there are opportunities to participate in this global organization on a regional and international level as well.
Dr. Tigges, our International President, calls for Sigma’s vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing. To do so, we need
• to connect with fellow nurses and partners and work together to share our message, opportunities, and accomplishments.
• to expand our collaborative work with other nurses and partners outside of nursing, so we can more successfully fulfill our mission.
• to serve as a catalyst to bring about, initiate, produce fundamental change.
Our final call is to use our skills as practical, innovative, and visionary nurse leaders to transform global nursing.
If you are a current member looking for ways to become connected, please feel free to contact me (see below). If you are a non-member and already an RN wishing to join Sigma, consider joining as a Nurse Leader. If you are a student who has been invited to Sigma, I encourage you to read this about one new member’s experience to help you make that decision: https://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/features/more-features/if-you-receive-an-invitation-to-join-sigma-say-yes
Whether you are a member or non-member, come to our next meeting and get to know us. We look forward to meeting you!
Sheryl Buckner PhD, RN, ANEF
President, Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large