Dr. Jean Watson spoke at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s Tau Phi (STTI) Chapter at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The event took place at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center, 2801 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24017.
Dr. Watson is an American nurse theorist and nursing professor who is best known for her Theory of Human Caring. She is the author of numerous texts, including Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring. She is the founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She served as Dean of Nursing at the University Health Sciences Center and became the President of the National League for Nursing.
The Jefferson College STTI Chapter gathered in celebration of nursing excellence as they recognized the accomplishments of the group over the last decade, as well as honored current members and inducted new members. The honor society was granted a charter to the nursing honor society at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2006. The chapter has grown to over 175 members and continues to grow in membership as they focus on scholarship, leadership, research, community service and advocacy.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in Health Worldwide. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursinghonorsociety.org.