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

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 care in our communities.

Jan Dewing
Professor Jan Dewing President Omega Xi Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau International Sigma Theta Tau International is a truly global community of nursing with over 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. There are around 530 Chapters in over 700 Higher Education Institutions across all five continents linking Nurses who are at the top of their professions in order to share, learn and develop their nursing practice. To be a member of the Omega Xi Chapter presents significant opportunities and benefits to Nurse members and we look forward to welcoming you to the first ever Sigma Chapter to be recognised in Scotland and only the third to be recognised in the UK.

Omega Xi Chapter Purpose We are committed to the support of learning and professional development of our Under-graduate and Post-graduate nurses at Queen Margaret University. This key part of our Division of Nursing strategy aligns closely with the mission and goals of Sigma Theta Tau International.  The formation of the Omega Xi Chapter together with our commitment to the philosophies and consistent delivery of Person-centred Practice in nursing, will we believe, improve and enhance nursing care in our communities”.

Sigma Mission To advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Sigma supports the learning and professional development of nurse members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Sigma Vision To be to the global organization of choice for nursing

 What are the benefits of Membership to Omega Xi Chapter at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh?

 Omega Xi Chapter members will have access to the following benefits

  • An annual programme of events that will include internationally acclaimed speakers and presentations with certificates of attendance to assist with CPD
  • Scholarship days and support for scholarly activity
  • Local, national and international networking opportunities
  • We will keep you informed with news, information on up an coming events, research and development opportunities
  • Complimentary Queen Margaret University Nurse Conference invite (biennial)
  • Omega Xi Chapter members will be also be able to access the following wider benefits:

Networking Opportunities across all areas of practice:

  • Nurses join a global community of nurses that you can access on-line and participate in on-line forums
  • Meet and connect with visiting Nurses who are members of other Sigma Chapters
  • Free access to seminars and events for nurses who are members of Omega Xi Chapter
  • Reduced rates for conference attendance at Sigma Research conferences (Europe)

 Research Presentation Opportunities

  • Biennial convention
  • Annual International Nursing Research Congress

 Research Grant Opportunities

 Research Tools

  • Access to unrivalled resource repository
  • Education
  • Chapter activities
  • Online Literature review and book reviews
  • Online continuing nursing education
  • Meetings and conferences

 Career Management and Support

  • Career Map

You may have questions about becoming a member of the Omega Xi Chapter and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you and your colleagues more fully, so please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Omega Xi Board