SPOKANE – Cindy Corbett, Ph.D., RN, an associate professor at the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, has been elected as Region One’s Regional Chapter Coordinator for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Corbett was elected at the honor society’s 39th Biennial Convention, held recently in Baltimore.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, one of the largest international nursing organizations, works to foster, develop and connect nurse scholars and leaders worldwide to improve health care. The honor society promotes nursing excellence through its initiatives in research, leadership, an electronic library, programming and publications and develops and distributes nursing knowledge for use in practice.

Each region of the honor society is divided into chapters. As a regional coordinator, Corbett provides leadership that establishes and maintains networks for communication and sharing among 32 Region One chapters, regional committee members, and members of other international committees.

“Nurses, like others in society today, have commitments that limit the time they can devote to professional and service organizations,” Corbett said. “My goal is to help chapters in Region One meet their individual chapter goals and support the Nursing Honor Society’s vision, which is to promote global health.”

Corbett has been a faculty member at WSU since 1997 and has worked in a variety of home healthcare clinical positions in Spokane, Chicago and Seattle. She received her doctoral degree in nursing and post-doctorate in nursing research and innovative health outcomes from Loyola University Chicago.

About Sigma Theta Tau International
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Founded in 1922, the honor society currently has 134,000 active members in more than 80 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others.

The honor society’s 463 chapters are located at 556 institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan and Tanzania. More information about the honor society can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org