Sigma Past Publishing - Excellence Newsletters
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) began publishing an annual newsletter titled Excellence in 1998 to communicate honor society news with members. Issues published in 1998 and 1999 featured news about events and member resources. Included here for historical reference.
Due to popular demand, Sigma transitioned Excellence to a quarterly in 2000, targeting three categories: nursing education (research was added to the nursing education category in 2002), clinical practice, and nursing administration, with nursing experts serving as editorial advisors. Each of these specialty newsletters continued through 2003, with content that included news briefs, feature articles, profiles, and honor society events.
In 2004, Excellence was once again transformed, this time becoming Excellence in Nursing Knowledge (ENK): Voices of Evidence in Nursing, an online-only, topic-centric monthly edited by subject-matter experts. Nine issues of ENK were published from August 2004 through May 2005. The format represented the views from administration, bedside nursing, and student nursing in a single issue. Topics explored were Synergy (Martha A. Q. Curley)*, The Future of Nursing (Jean Scholz), Beyond Ratios (Karole Mourek and Ken Colbert), Preventing Surgical Infections (Marianne Fredrick and Lisa Pilla), Elevating Nurses (Susan Torres, Terri Wurmser, and Jane Bliss-Holtz), Clinical Scholars at the Bedside (Alyce Schultz, Kelly Lancaster, Tania Strout, Paulette Gallant, and Terri Mathew), In Pursuit of Magnet (Golden Bethune), Creating an Evidence-Based Practice Culture With Business Intelligence (Melissa Fitzpatrick), Building EBP Capacity (Robin Newhouse).
*The Synergy issues are not included in this collection as they formed the basis for a later book, Synergy: The Unique Relationship Between Nurses and Patients (STTI, 2007). Click here to leave the repository's website and go to Sigma Marketplace to purchase the book.