Welcome to the Tau Iota Chapter website

Sigma Theta Tau International welcomes you to its Tau Iota Chapter website.

Visit often to network with chapter members and view chapter events.
Learn more about our chapter by clicking on About Us near the top of the page.

Considering membership? Click on About Us > How to Join.  




 New President Tau Iota 2017 

Research Day 2017 speakers


Dr. Hendricks-Ferguson Sparks Research Award Winner

Dr. Verna Hendricks-Ferguson obtained her BSN and MSN from SIU-E and a PhD in Nursing at Rush University.  She completed a 3-year T32 NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University.  She is recognized as an expert in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care (PC/EOL) and received certification as Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN) from the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association. Her program of research has focused on (a) parents’ preferences to receive PC/EOL information; (b) pediatric oncology provider’s HCPs delivery of prognostic and PC/EOL information to parents of children with cancer; (c) parental concerns about symptoms experienced by a child with cancer during hospice care; and (d) music and art interventions for children with cancer during palliative care. Her research has been funded by several organizations, including the (a) National Institute of Health, (b) Oncology Nurses Society, and (c) Alex Lemonade Foundation for Children with Cancer. Also, she has received numerous awards in Palliative Care Nursing.

Lunch N Learn for Goldfarb faculty

  Tau Iota "Good Eats" presentation


Welcome our newest members. 

Dec 2016 Induction




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Please note the schedule for the December 2017 Induction to Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Iota Chapter



Save the Date-Nov. 9, 2017 Consortium.

You can submit a research poster by September 15.

STTI Consortium Save the Date.docx 

Tau Iota Chapter received a Lifelong Learning Award from Sigma Theta Tau International for promoting the Presidential Call to Action.

Tau Iota Chapter- Lifelong Learning2017.pdf

Tau Iota Chapter received a Regional Excellence Award from Sigma Theta Tau International based on our work in promoting the mission of the Nursing Honor Society.

Tau Iota Chapter - Regional Excellence Award.pdf


Please note the schedule for the August 2017 Induction to Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Iota Chapter

Induction Timeline SUMMER 2017.docx 


Welcome our new Tau Iota Chapter Board of Directors. These new officers will begin their leadership positions with the Chapter on July 1, 2017. Thank you to all agreed to be on the ballot.

President - Pam Newland

President-Elect – Cathy Kush

Vice-President – Barb Whitaker

Secretary – Sara Kimmel

Treasurer – Janneke Zandberg

Leadership Succession Chair – Jim Harris

Delegates – Judy Frain and Debbie Birk

Faculty Counselor – Jaina Best

Membership Involvement – Nancy Van Aman


Goldfarb School of Nursing now offers a How to Join video and other information 

for students who wish to participate in the honor society. 

Interested in becoming a Tau Iota Chapter member?

Click on "How to Join" under the About Us tab. 


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