Beth Desaretz Chiatti


Beth Desaretz Chiatti

Sigma nurse Beth Desaretz Chiatti, PhD, RN, CTN, CSN, is an advocate for nursing in her many roles as an educator, mentor, researcher, and dedicated Sigma volunteer.

She is passionate about serving. One of the ways she does that is by volunteering with Sigma at the chapter, regional, and international levels. “I value the mission and vision of Sigma; service to the honor society is an important aspect of my professional identity,” she says.

Beth currently services as the Secretary of Nu Eta Chapter and has held several elected offices with the Delta Tau Chapter, where she was awarded the 2009 Delta Tau President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Chapter and the 2010 Chapter Outstanding Nurse Award.

At the international level, Beth volunteers as a mentor in the Global Leadership Mentoring Community. She was fortunate to attend the 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC, USA, where she welcomed her mentee at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery in Karachi, Pakistan.

In addition to meeting her mentee, Beth’s attendance at the convention allowed her to present her study, In Their Own Voices: Ethiopian Immigrant Women in the United States. When asked what led her to this research, she responded, “Historically, this is a patriarchal society in which women have been subordinate to men based on cultural and religious practices. I wanted to learn more about the culture, care, beliefs, and practices of Ethiopian immigrants in Ethiopia, and if and how these beliefs and practices changed once they immigrated to the US.”

Beth is an Associate Clinical Professor with Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was awarded a leadership education grant by the Sigma Foundation for Nursing to assist with expenses related to the biennial convention. If you want to help more Sigma nurses like Beth attend Sigma events, donate today.