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International Nurses Day 2017 statement from STTI President Cathy Catrambone

STTI President Cathy Catrambone

In honor of International Nurses Day 2017, I offer my sincere thanks to STTI members worldwide for all you do every day to make a difference in the lives of our patients, families, communities and populations that we serve.  

We celebrate International Nurses Day on 12 May to mark the birthdate of Florence Nightingale, who said, “Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.” You are living out that sentiment daily.  Thank you for your deep commitment to the nursing profession. Congratulations for providing compassionate care that is grounded in science, for addressing access and equity to health services, and for promoting healthy lives. I encourage everyone to reflect and take pride in the profound influence you have in advancing STTI’s world health mission.


About STTI

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at


STTI’s International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal-child health, board leadership, gerontologic nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership.


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