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Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society in nursing that promotes excellence in academic scholarship, research, and clinical nursing. Students must be nominated to become a member. 

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
 
Sigma Theta Tau International's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.
 


History

In 1922, six nurses founded the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 
The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, tharsos, and timé, meaning love, courage, and honor. STTI became incorporated in 1985 as Sigma Theta Tau International Inc., a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status in the United States. 
 


Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter

Formed on Jun 11, 1978, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter is the 93rd chapter established at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
 
The Hawai‘i Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter is comprised of Chaminade University, Hawai‘i Pacific University, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
 

Contact Information

For more information about Sigma Theta Tau International, how to become a member or how to make the most out of your membership, contact sigma@hawaii.edu. You may also contact Frankie Hale, UH Mānoa Counselor at halef@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-5041; or Rosalie Garcia, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter Vice President for UH Manoa at garciar2@hawaii.edu or 808-956-4550. For information about Sigma Theta Tau visit www.nursingsociety.org/default.aspx
 

Membership

STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

There are two ways to become a member of STTI: 

As a student

Students enrolled in a nursing program, and who meet the following criteria, are invited to join through one of STTI’s chapters located around the world.

Undergraduate students must:

  • have completed half of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.0 or higher);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Registered nurse students must:

  • have completed 12 credit hours at current school;
  • have completed half of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.0 or higher);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Graduate students* (Master's and Doctorate) must:

  • have completed a quarter of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.5 or higher);
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

*Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country, and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, shall be eligible to be considered as a Nurse Leader at any point in the program. 

As a Nurse Leader:

Nursing professionals not previously inducted as nursing students and not currently enrolled in a nursing program can also join STTI as a Nurse Leader using the criteria listed below. 

Nurse Leader candidates must:

  • Be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country;
  • Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field;
  • Demonstrate achievement in nursing.
 

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to free continuing nursing education
  • Job boards and career mentoring programs
  • Free access to journals and membership publications
  • Discounts on products, services, and partnerships developed to support nurses throughout their careers
  • Recognize those who have contributed to nursing, and receive recognition for your successes
  • Unmatched opportunity to network with superior health professionals to develop a vision for the future of nursing worldwide
 

 

Fast Facts

  • STTI has more than 135,000 active members.
  • Members reside in more than 90 countries.
  • 39 percent of active members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees; 51 percent are in staff positions; 19 percent are administrators or supervisors; 18 percent are faculty/academics; and 12 percent are in advanced practice.
  • There are roughly 520 chapters at more than 700 institutions of higher education.

 

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