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Creating a legacy through nursing research, innovation and global collaboration
Taste of Brisbane: Thursday, 2 August 2012
Highlighting events from the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, held 30 July-3 August 2012 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Fourteen nurse researchers were honored Thursday at the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame ceremony. They join 37 other nurse researchers who have been selected for recognition.
Started in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame ceremony is conducted during STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress. Nurse researchers are nominated based on:
  • Integrated scholarship in the researcher’s area of specialty and a significant and sustained level of achievement in nursing research which has had broad national and/or international impact on the profession, patients, families, community or policy.
  • A distinguished record of publications in nursing and non-nursing peer- reviewed journals (first-authored and co-authored and presentations).
  • Demonstration of sustained organizational or university research support or external funding.
  • Evidence of mentorship of novice researchers with demonstrated scholarly outputs. Evidence includes but is not limited to number of mentees (master's, PhD, novice researchers).
  • The researcher’s program of research has a measurable impact on policy and/or has promoted quality and value to service delivery. In addition, the research should demonstrate translation to practice.
  • Nominees must also be members of STTI.

This year’s honorees are:
Jerilyn K. Allen, ScD, MS, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, M. Adelaide Nutting Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, USA
Patricia Mary Davidson, PhD, Med, BA, RN, Professor, Curtin University & University of Technology Sydney, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Australia
Helen Edwards, PhD, BA, BA(Hons), DipAppSc, RN, EM, OAM, Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane School of Nursing, Australia
Minrie Greeff, PhD, MCur, RN, RM, Professor, North-West University, South Africa
Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Professor and Stulman Endowed Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, USA
William Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey College of Nursing, USA
Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, USA
Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, USA
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship, Rush University College of Nursing, USA
Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Professor and Department Chair, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Linda Shields, MD, PhD, FRCNA, Professor of Pediatric and Child Health Nursing, Curtin University & University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Carol E. Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing, USA
Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Director, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
Hsiu-Hung Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Kaohsiung Medical University, College of Nursing, Taiwan, Province of China

Following the presentation, the nurse researchers participated in a question-and-answer session, responding to queries sent in prior to congress.

13 years from now
In 1981, Sigma Theta Tau became Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the result of a deliberate, strategic decision to become more global in its focus. One of the goals of Vision 2020 is to be intentionally global and, over the past decade, the leadership of the honor society has worked relentlessly to ensure it remains global in scope by implementing structures and programs that advance that goal.
Where will the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) be in 2025? As the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress approached its final sessions, President Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, COI, and President-elect Hester Klopper, PhD, MBA, RM, RPN, FANSA, reviewed how far the organization has come in recent decades in becoming more global and discussed what a global organization that is membership-driven looks like in a changing knowledge economy. They also asked attendees to actively participate in identifying possible strategies that should be considered by those in leadership as STTI moves beyond 2020 and approaches the 21st century’s quarter-century mark. RNL
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