Chartering Ceremony 18 Oct 2019, 4pm – 6pm. Reserve your place now!

Members & Guests of the Omega Xi are gathering to celebrate the creation of the very first Sigma Theta Tau international chapter in Scotland, only the third in the UK!

A first for Nursing in Scotland!  Queen Margaret University to form the first ever Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, community of nursing in Scotland. Official Chartering Ceremony to take place on 18th October 2019, 4pm – 6pm.  Book your place now!

To celebrate the formation of the new Omega Xi Chapter at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, President, Dr. Beth Tigges and CEO, Dr. Liz Madigan of Sigma Theta Tau International are flying in from the USA to officially recognise this important achievement and will be delighted to meet Student Nurses and Nurses from all areas of practice. During the ceremony the Sigma team will share with our members and guests the benefits of being part of this global community of nursing through membership of the Omega Xi Chapter.  The event will be streamed live and we plan to photograph various stages of the event and the participants throughout.  Places at the ceremony are limited and must be booked in advance with by email to Chapter Development Manager, Alison Bacigalupo on

The Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh formed an Honor Society of Nursing as part of the application process to form a Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International community of nursing.  Omega Xi Chapter President, Professor Jan Dewing says, “We are immensely proud of this achievement and are looking forward to working with our members to build a strong community of nursing, where we will share information and resources, support Nurse Students and Nurses in practice to develop their learning and with a view to always improve nursing in our communities.

This achievement is especially significant as we are the first ever Chapter to be formed in Scotland and only the third to be formed in the UK and as such there will be a Scottish theme to proceedings”.  Amongst our invited guests are representatives from NHS Lothian, NHS Fife, QNIS and many more.  Our guests will be welcomed by Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Paul Grice, the Dean of School of Health Sciences, Fiona Coutts and the Omega Xi Chapter Board including Professor Brendan McCormack in his role as Vice President and Professor Jan Dewing in her role as President.

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