Welcome to the Omega Xi Chapter (Designate) of Sigma Theta Tau International at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Division of Nursing

We are pleased to announce that on the 18th October 2019, the official Chartering ceremony takes place to formally acknowledge that the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society of Nursing has been invited to form an official Chapter within the Sigma Theta Tau International nursing community.

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

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Chapter members and guests gather at recent events

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

Omega Xi Chapter Mission

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 the community of Sigma nurses.  The formation of this Honor Society and our journey towards the formation of a Sigma 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. 

 

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Chapter members and guests gather at recent events

What are the benefits of Membership of 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 and coming events, research and development opportunities 
  • Complimentary Queen Margaret University Nurse Conference invite (biennial)
 
Omega Xi Chapter members will 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
  • CareerMap

Omega Xi Chapter Purpose

We are committed to the support of learning and professional development of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate 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 community of nurses.  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.

Omega Xi Chapter Goals and Aims

  • To communicate regularly with members through updates, social media and online forums and discussions, to build a strong sense of community
  • Grow a strong local and national community of Omega Xi members where nurse leaders and nurse students can share, learn and develop their practice
  • Provide support for learning and professional development of nurse members within our community
  • Provide learning and support through networking opportunities
  • Continue to drive our commitment to the philosophies and consistent delivery of Person-centred Practice in nursing, enhancing nursing care in our communities
  • Provide an annual programme of events that will complement the learning and experiences of our nurse students and practice colleagues

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, see below:

Omega Xi Chapter Chartering Ceremony 18th October 2019 4-6pm

Omega Xi Chapter Resources

Useful Links

  • QMU News

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