About Us

Sigma Mission

Developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.


Sigma Vision
Connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare.

Chapter Region
Sigma's chapters are separated into six global regions. The North America region is further divided into 15 geographic regions. To learn more about the organization's regions, visit the Sigma website.

Headquarters Information
Chapter-specific questions should be directed to the chapter's contact person listed in the chapter directory. If you have questions about your membership, renewals or benefits, please contact Sigma headquarters. 

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Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA

888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free)
+1.317.634.8171 (International)

Call center staff are available to assist you Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Annual Research Programs

EBP and Nursing Research: Evidence Matters When Creating a Healthy Work Environment  brochure

EBP and Nursing Research: Harnessing Healthcare Information to Transform Patient Care  brochure

EBP and Nursing Research: Infusing Innovation to Transform Practice  brochure

EBP and Nursing Research: The Gateway to Quality and Safety  brochure

Changing Practice and Making It Stick: Strategies for Sustainability  brochure

EBP and Nursing Research: Hardwiring Excellence from the Bedside to the Boardroom

The Power of Nursing: Using EBP and Research to Keep Patients Safe

EBP and Nursing Research: It's the Right Thing to Do

Translation: Research to Reality

EBP and Nursing Research: The Heart of the Matter

EBP and Nursing Research: Bring it to the Bedside

Research and EBP: Possibilities for the RN (Real Nurse)

Beyond Ourselves: The Bridge from Improving Practice to Research

Chapter History

  • Eta Eta Chapter was chartered in 1984 at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA
  • We have over 300 active members
  • We hold our annual induction ceremony in the fall
  • We hold our annual executive board elections in April
  • The chapter has earned four Chapter Key Awards
  • We were the first recipients of STTI's Chapter Communication Award
  • We have two chapter websites: one maintained at York College of PA by Deb Barton and the Circle website maintained by Karen Dykstra

Twenty Years of Excellence, a photo slide show and narration of Eta Eta history, by Joan Reider, DNSc, RN, retired chairperson of the Nursing Department, York College of Pennsylvania.

Our Vision:
To create a community of nurses who lead by using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve the health of all people.

Our Mission:
To provide and promote 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 as they strive to improve patient care.

Our Strategic Plan:
Eta Eta Chapter Executive Board has established a Strategic Plan to guide chapter activities and ensure that we fulfill our chapter mission. It delineates activities in the core areas of our nursing honor society: leadership, knowledge, service, communities, and sustainability. We also have a Communication Plan to ensure we keep in contacts with chapter members

Our Membership:
Eta Eta Chapter has 260 active members who have met the membership criteria, enjoy the benefits of Sigma Theta Tau International, and accept the responsibility for nursing leadership, scholarship, and excellence.

Eta Eta leadership consists of the Executive Board and its committee structure. The Executive Board includes: President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Faculty Counselors. There are several committees: Governance, Leadership Succession, Member Involvement, and Awards.

Annual Membership Cycle:
In May, we welcome Membership Intent forms from undergraduate students and graduate students. Over the summer, faculty counselors verify whether candidates meet the membership criteria. In August or September applicants-, and notify applicants of their status. Potential inductees receive email instructions from Sigma Theta Tau International to complete the membership process