Sigma Theta Tau International: Xi Chapter
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Sigma Theta Tau International honor society chapter was founded on August 6, 1958 with the mission to improve the health of the world’s people.
Congratulations to all new members of our chapter! View a recording of our virtual induction ceremony from Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5pm here: https://bluejeans.com/s/K10T5
Penn Nursing’s Xi chapter began with 71 members under then-dean Theresa Lynch, and by the time she retired in 1965 the number of members had grown to 276. Early members in the chapter often engaged in missionary travel, which as it turns out was a precursor to the work now undertaken by Penn faculty and students in Botswana and elsewhere.
To date, the chapter has inducted 3,311 members, with 832 currently active, including some of the best minds in nursing. Seven Xi Chapter members have received the prestigious Episteme Award, the highest honor in nursing awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International.
To encourage the next generation of nursing leaders, the chapter awards as many as four research grants annually to its members.
Local and global outreach projects are conducted on an ongoing basis to give back to communities here at home and around the world.
Our Xi Chapter President, Dr. Maya Clark-Cutaia, is conducting a qualitative study to explore the experiences of nurses managing patients on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have cared for COVID-19 patients, we would like to hear from you!Complete this quick survey to find out if you qualify. Please read the attached flyer for more details, and share with nurses you know who might be interested!
Sunday, October 4, 2020 — 9:00am-1:30pm — University of Delaware
On Friday, May 5, 2020, Xi Chapter welcomed new inductees and recognized our 2020 award winners through a virtual induction ceremony.