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Release: Nov. 24, 1999

Everett elected to international nursing society

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Linda Q. Everett, Ph.D., a registered nurse and director of Nursing Services and Patient Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, was recently elected treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, one of the world's leading professional organizations for nursing scholars.

Sigma Theta Tau International members are dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide through increasing the scientific base of nursing practice. Its nursing scholars are committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, education, research and leadership.

"I'm honored that my colleagues entrusted me with this office," Everett said. "I am looking forward to serving my fellow nursing scholars in this capacity."

As treasurer, Everett will oversee an annual budget in excess of $14 million. The society's 220,000 scholars live and work in 78 nations. Sigma Theta Tau International ranks as the second largest nursing organization in the United States and one of the five largest in the world. Its members are inducted through one of the organization's 356 honor societies located at colleges and universities in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.

Sigma Theta Tau International members believe that broadening the base of nursing knowledge through knowledge development, dissemination and use offers great promise for promoting a healthier populace. The society is committed to furthering the use of nursing research in health care delivery as well as public policy. It is a non-political organization that makes its diverse resources available to all people and institutions interested in the scientific knowledge base of the nursing profession.

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