About Us

Mission Statement
The Phi Mu Chapter (England) of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.
The Purposes of Phi Mu Chapter are to: Promote and honor Leadership, Scholarship and Research that culminate in the enhancement and advancement in the practice of the art and science of Nursing. The Chapter:
  • Recognises the development of leadership qualities
  • Fosters high professional standards
  • Encourages creative work
  • Strengthens commitment to the ideas and purposes of the nursing profession
  • Recognises superior achievement in nursing and health care
  • Sigma is a valued, relevant and meaningful organisation for members and nurses worldwide
  • Sigma is an intentioally global organisation
  • Sigma is a thought leader in creating and sharing knowledge and in leadership development
  • Sigma is a knowledge-focussed, technology enabled organisation
Membership Benefits Networking opportunities
  • Chapter activities
  • Online membership community
  • Board leadership community and mentored Leadership Programme
  • Maternal-Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy
  • Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy
  • Biennial Convention
  • Annual International Nursing Research Congress
  • Online Forums
  • Listservs
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
  • Reflections on Nursing Leadership
  • Sigma Update
Research Grant Opportunities Research Tools
  • Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Research Presentation Opportunities
  • Biennial Convention
  • Annual International Nursing Research Congress
  • Chapter Activities
  • Online Literature Review and Book Review
  • Online Continuing Nursing Education
  • Meetings and Conferences
Career Management
  • Career Map

Contact us

You can contact us at:

Dr Liz Westcott
President, Phi Mu Chapter (England)


Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus,

Membership Queries

Any queries about membership to  Sharon Waight (secretary) swaight@bournemouth.ac.uk 
Desi Tait (new member queries) dtait@bournemouth.ac.uk