BU staff and students have become members of the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honour Society of Nursing.
Professor Stephen Tee, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, and third year Nursing students Shelley Ripper and Hannah Warring, were among 28 new members enrolled into the Chapter at the annual induction event, held at the Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth,
The Phi Mu Chapter is the English branch of the world’s largest global nursing society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing. The Society is made up of 135,000 nurse leaders worldwide, in more than 90 chapters.
The Society is an international resource for nurses and provides opportunities for lifelong learning.
The event began with the annual general meeting and buffet, followed by a keynote presentation by Professor Debra Jackson from Oxford Brookes University, reflecting on patient safety during her 41 years of practice.
Professor Jackson said: “The experiences I’ve had as a nurse still touch me. We must honour the trust that’s bestowed upon us and create a culture of safety that starts with each of us.”
BU’s Professor Elizabeth Rosser, current president of the Chapter, then led the Induction Ceremony.
New members were presented with their cords, pin and certificate, and in signing the society register, the new members were inducted into the Society.
Third year Nursing student at BU Shelley Ripper said: “I feel very honoured to be given this opportunity. I’m looking forward to learning more about what the Chapter does and taking an active role within it.
“I never thought I would get an opportunity like this but it’s what I dreamed of thinking about my career.”
At the end of the ceremony, Professor Janet Scammell, the new President Elect, thanked Elizabeth Rosser for her hard work during her term as President of the Chapter.