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What is Nursing Knowledge International?
Nursing Knowledge International, (NKI) a wholly-owned, 501(c)3 not-for-profit subsidiary of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is committed to providing evidence-based knowledge solutions developed for nurses by nurses. NKI offers free and fee-based content developed by leading organizations around the globe.

Our Mission
The mission of NKI is to help nurses help others. This is accomplished by providing products and services that serve the global community of nurses in its pursuit of health care knowledge, career advancement, research and continued development of the nursing profession. NKI assists the nursing profession to improve the health and education of patients and the communities in which nurses practice, lead, teach and conduct research.

Delivering on Our Mission
In addition to providing the high quality products and services of its parent, The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Knowledge International has established sales, marketing and distribution partnerships with a wide range of nursing associations, publishers, continuing education providers and universities. These organizations produce health care books, continuing education, journals, research papers, teaching aids and other forms of quality nursing-related knowledge. These products and services are made available globally via NKI Web portal, www.nursingknowledge.org, and through other means.

NKI was established in November 2002 as a not-for-profit organization to serve the knowledge needs of the global nursing community. With headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, NKI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. The honor society has more than 135,000 active members worldwide.

Board of Directors

Joanne Olson

Joanne Olson, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Jennifer Jackson, RN, MN

Karen Pehrson

Karen Pehrson, MS, PMHCNS-BC

Terry Siek, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Terry Siek, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller, MS , I/O Psychology

Dr. Richard Ricciardi, PhD, NP, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Richard Ricciardi, PhD, NP, FAANP, FAAN
STTI Board Liaison

Juanita Graham

Dr. Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH

Cindy Jo Minett, MBA 
Staff Liaison
Director, Nursing Knowledge International

Debra Heinrich, BSN, MA, MEd

Debra Heinrich, BSN, MA, MEd