Mission Statement Draft:
Gamma Kappa is a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing's honor society.
Its purpose is to recognize the excellence of individual University at Buffalo undergraduate
and graduate nursing students and nurse leaders in the community.
The chapter serves its members by facilitating professional growth through the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and through the provision of resources.
Chapter activities, supported by membership dues, promote high standards of nursing practice,
research, scholarship, and leadership in its members. They, in turn, positively influence the health and well-being of the community.
What is Sigma Theta Tau International?
Sigma Theta Tau International is the honor society of nursing committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care.
Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 and has a membership of more than 130,000 members active in 89 countries. It has 486 chapters located at college and university schools of nursing worldwide. 51% of the Society's members are clinicians, 19% are administrators or supervisors, and 18% are educators. 39% of its members hold master's or doctoral degrees.
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