Sigma Theta Tau International awards recognize achievements and contributions in nursing.
Below are the different award categories. To see the many individual award options within each category on the STTI site, and to submit nominations, please click on the category name.
The Episteme Award
The Baxter International Foundation’s Episteme Award acknowledges a major breakthrough in nursing knowledge development that has resulted in a significant and recognizable benefit to the public, and comes with a generous $15,000 stipend to the award recipient. In the tradition of the Nobel Prize, The Episteme Award is presented to a person or team for highly significant research.
Penn Nursing is home to seven award winners, more than any other school of nursing, including Dorothy Brooten (1989), Lois K. Evans and Neville E. Strumpf (1995), Ann Burgess (1999), Linda H. Aiken (2001), Loretta Sweet Jemmott (2007), Mary D. Naylor (2009), and Therese Richmond (2013).