Welcome to the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society

The purpose of the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society

The Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University, is proud to be progressing with an application to become a Sigma Global Chapter within the Sigma Global community and to facilitate this we have formed the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society. Once full Chapter status is achieved Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society will be first ever Sigma Global Chapter to be awarded in Scotland and only the second to be developed in the UK.

Sigma Global is the only truly global community of Nursing with over 135,000 members in over 85 countries worldwide. To be a member of the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society and subsequent Sigma Global Chapter presents significant opportunities and benefits to Nurse members and we look forward to welcoming you on our journey towards Sigma Global Chapter status.

Sigma Global Mission

To provide leadership and scholarship in practice education and research to enhance the health of all people. Sigma Global supports the learning and professional development of nurse members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Sigma Global Goals

  • To be a valued, relevant and meaningful organisation of nurses worldwide
  • To be an intentionally global organisation, currently over 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries and membership and awareness is growing in Europe
  • To be a thought leader in creating and sharing knowledge and in leadership development.
  • To be a knowledge-focussed, technology enabled organisation

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For further information please contact Ruth Magowan, Treasurer and Membership Ambassador: RMagowan@qmu.ac.uk

You may have questions about our journey towards Sigma Global Chapter status and our invitation to join Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss this with you and your colleagues more fully, so please do not hesitate to contact the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society Membership Ambassador, Ruth Magowan:  RMagowan@qmu.ac.uk

 

What are the benefits of Membership to Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society?

Applying to become a Sigma Global Chapter is a two-stage process and we have completed stage one and formed the Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society. As a member of Queen Margaret University Honor Edinburgh Society, you will have immediate access to the following benefits:

  • An annual programme of events that will include internationally acclaimed speakers and presentations
  • Scholarship days and support for scholarly activity
  • Local and national networking opportunities
  • News and updates via social media
  • Complimentary Nurse Conference invite (November 2018)

What are the wider benefits of Membership to a Sigma Global Chapter?

Once our application to become a Sigma Global Chapter is completed and Chapter status is achieved, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society will have the opportunity to become members of the Sigma Global Chapter and will 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 Sigma Global Chapters
  • Free access to seminars and events for nurses who are members of the Sigma Global Chapter
  • Reduced rates for conference attendance at  Sigma Global 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

Queen Margaret Honor Edinburgh Society 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 Global Nurses.  The formation of this Honor Society and our journey towards the formation of a Sigma Global 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. 

Queen Margaret University Honor Edinburgh Society Goals

  • Grow membership of our Honor Society
  • Provide support for learning and professional development of nurse 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
  • To achieve Chapter status and through this enable member access to the wider range of Sigma Global membership benefits

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Honor Society Membership - resources to get started

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