Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Nursing 10k Gold Sorority Fob Charm
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Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Nursing 10k Gold Sorority Fob Charm:
Vintage Amethyst & Seed Pearl mounted 10k solid gold sorority charm or fob marked with Greek letters Sigma Theta Tau to represent the International Honor Society of Nursing. The charm measures 1" long x 1/2" wide and weighs 3.4 grams. Very nice condition with no missing stones or pearls and onlt modest all around wear. Stamped 10k. The following is a short blurb from Wikipedia about the origins. The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 135,000 active members.In 1922 six Indiana University students at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses (the present-day IU School of Nursing) founded Sigma Theta Tau at their dormitory in Indianapolis, Indiana. The founders' vision for the new honorary society was to advance the nursing profession as a science, support nursing scholarship, and to recognize its leaders. IU's Alpha chapter was officially chartered on October 4, 1922, and the organization's first national conference was held in 1929 in Indianapolis. The society's name is derived from the initials of three Greek words: storga, tharos, and tima, which mean "love," "courage," and "honor.In 1936 the organization "funded the first recorded research grant" for nursing in the United States. Since that time the organization has awarded more than $100,000 annually for research around the world.Sigma Theta Tau International’s Center for Nursing Scholarship was constructed on the IUPUI campus in 1989. By 2014 the society’s membership had grown to 130,000 active members in more than eighty-five countries and territories.While often referred to by nurses as "Sigma Theta Tau" or even just "Sigma," the actual official name is "the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International". Enlarge all pics for best details. Starts low with .