The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Announces Three 2016 Emerging Nurse Researchers

Honorees will be inducted during the
27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa

INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will recognize the first-ever Emerging Nurse Researchers at STTI’s 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, 21-25 July 2016. On Friday, 22 July 2016, these three individuals —representing the countries of Australia, South Africa, and the United States — will be presented with the Emerging Nurse Researcher award.

Created in 2015, the Emerging Nurse Researcher award recognizes one nurse researcher from each of STTI’s global regions whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. The ceremony at this year’s International Nursing Research Congress is the inaugural presentation of this new award. As with STTI’s other research honorees, the emerging nurse researchers’ projects will be shared through STTI’s Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, enabling nurses everywhere to benefit from their discoveries and insights.

“I am honored to congratulate these three outstanding emerging nurse researchers,” said STTI President Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The impressive body of work they have amassed at the beginning of their careers positions them well to make a tremendous impact on the profession of nursing and global health. I look forward to learning from each of them.”

STTI’s annual international nursing research congress attracts nearly 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who learn from evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 27th congress is Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy and Policy. To view details or register for the event, visit

2016 Emerging Nurse Researcher Honorees

Siedine K. Coetzee, PhD, RN, RM
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter #441
South Africa

Tara Albrecht, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Gamma Omega Chapter #094

Rachel Walker, PhD, MA, (Research), RN, BN, BA
Research Fellow
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN), Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital
Phi Delta-at-Large Chapter #482