CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
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.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.