Being part of a professional organization with standards of scholarship, commitment, and community service is very important to me. It keeps the "profession" of nursing professional for me. It reminds me every day that I am a part of a bigger group devoted to excellence in delivering the best care possible to our patients. With high standards of both scholarship and research I am always impressed when nursing research results in a "new" and better way of achieving improved patient outcomes. It is through this association I hope to contribute in my field to improve the health and well being of our patients.
Mary M. Barr, MSN, APRN-BC - Nurse Practitioner, Sleep Medicine, MMPC


I have belonged to many professional organizations, but this is one of the best. I have the opportunity to be mentored by those individuals in nursing that I respect and admire as well as have the opportunity to mentor others.
John Vanderlaan, MSN, RN, CEN - Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Metro Health Hospital and Nursing Doctoral Student, Michigan State University

Sigma Theta Tau means I will have the opportunity to network and learn from nursing professionals and will also offer me the opportunity to mentor newer nurses.
Trish Coon, BSN, RN - Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department - Metro Health Hospital

My involvement in the chapter has allowed me to connect with other nurses who have a passion for nursing and want to share that passion by encouraging the next generation of nurses to excel and to contribute their time and talents to better the health of their local communities and the world through research and service.
Cindy Beel-Bates, PhD, RN - Associate Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University

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