October 10, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS — The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) jointly announced a new collaboration to strengthen the ties between both organizations and provide opportunities to Associate Degree Nursing graduates who exemplify the excellence of the associate degree pathway as inductees of the prestigious Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society (Alpha Delta Nu).
As part of this new collaboration, Sigma provides letters of congratulation to graduating Alpha Delta Nu members linking them to Sigma resources available free to early career nurses. In addition, Alpha Delta Nu members will receive a substantial discount to Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse, a highly rated Sigma nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) program.
Sigma created a landing page specifically for Alpha Delta Nu members to share access to open issues of Sigma’s top-10-ranked nursing journals the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, the member story and resource-rich Nursing Centered, the open-access Sigma Repository, free NCPD courses and webinars, and other resources that may be of interest. Both organizations continue to plan additional activities and resources.
“We welcome this new collaboration between Alpha Delta Nu and Sigma,” said OADN Chief Executive Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN. “Ensuring nurses have access to higher levels of education and achievement has been a longstanding priority for OADN, and this collaboration will advance our shared commitment of academic progression for a highly qualified, diverse nursing workforce.”
Sigma CEO Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN, added, “Sigma is delighted to strengthen our collaboration with OADN and Alpha Delta Nu. In this time of severe nursing shortages and the need for meaningful recognition, it is critical that we work together to recognize academic excellence, a focus of both organizations.”
About OADN/Alpha Delta Nu
As the national advocate for the over 1,100 associate degree nursing programs across the country, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) works to advance excellence in nursing education and community college pathways into registered nursing careers. OADN is the national voice and a pivotal resource for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway, with a vision to expand networks that promote leadership, collaboration, and advocacy to further enrich nursing education and the communities we serve.
OADN established the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society in 2012 to recognize academic achievement for nursing students graduating from community colleges. Alpha Delta Nu encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees in the nursing profession as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility. Two-thirds of Alpha Delta Nu members enroll in BSN completion programs. Learn more at Honor Society – (oadn.org)
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. Learn more at www.SigmaNursing.org.