Welcome to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's
Zeta Lambda Chapter Website!
New Inductees, Spring 2015
Induction special guest speakers Sarahlyn Knechel, Co-President, Krista Bechard,
Kelly Fetterhoff, Elise Palmer and Chelsea Sledzinski from the Foundation for
International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)
Fall 2015 Research Education Day...
Graduate Student's Poster Present Dr. O'Harra & Dr. Boothby Presentations
A Vision to Lead:
To create a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve
the health of the world's people.
A Mission to Serve, Support and Improve:
Recognize superior achievement.
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education
and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members,
who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.
The Purposes of our society are to:
- Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
- Foster high professional standards.
- Encourage creative work.
- Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.
Sigma Theta Tau International is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice.
- Members are nursing scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, education, research and leadership.
- We believe that broadening the base of nursing knowledge through knowledge development, dissemination and use offers great promise for promoting a healthier populace.
- We are committed to furthering nursing research in health care delivery and public policy.
- We sustain and support nursing's development and provide vision for the future of nursing and health care through our network of worldwide community of nurse scholars.
- We make available our diverse resources to all people and institutions interested in the scientific knowledge base of the nursing profession.
Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. Modern nursing was barely 20 years old when Mary Tolle, Edith Moore, Marie Hippensteel, Dorothy Garrigus, Elizabeth Russell and Elizabeth McWilliams met to found a Society to advance the status of nursing as a profession. They recognized the value of scholarship and the importance of excellence in practice. With the full idealism of women forging pathways of change in the 1920s, they wanted to build a framework to encourage future leaders to effectively improve health care.In 1936, Sigma Theta Tau was the first organization in the U.S. to fund nursing research. Since then the Society has underwritten more than 250 small or "seed" grants, which often begin a whole body of research. These peer-reviewed grants are often the first recognition of potent concepts that eventually lead to major, wide-scale research projects and innovation in the nursing profession.
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The latest Zeta Lambda NEWSLETTER can be accessed, as well as all archived ZL Newsletters by clicking the following link:
***More Zeta Lambda EVENT PHOTOS can be viewed by clicking on the following links or by searching 'Zeta Lambda' under 'Resources' at the top of the webpage:
ZL's Induction Luncheon, Spring 2015
ZL's Induction Luncheon, Spring 2014
ZL's Fourth Annual Research-Education Day, Fall 2014