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Sigma Theta Tau - Tau Iota Chapter

The Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing was started in 2004, to:

  1. Recognize superior achievement;
  2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities;
  3. Foster high professional standards;
  4. Encourage creative work; and
  5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession

The Honor Society recognizes excellence through publication of its members’ activities in newsletters, presentation of awards for leadership, clinical excellence and mentoring, and Graduate Student and Faculty Research Awards for scholarly activities. The Honor Society hosts several events throughout the year, including induction ceremonies each term, a business meeting and an annual research day.


Membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is by eligibility and endorsement, and is based on the candidate’s academic and professional achievement.  Candidates join in one of two ways; in their educational programs (BSN and/or MSN) or as a Nurse Leader in the community.

Eligibility criteria for BSN nursing students include having a 3.5 minimum GPA and being in the final term of their program. Graduate students* (MSN) are eligible for membership when they have a 3.5 GPA and have completed at least one quarter of the curriculum. *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. 

Nurse Leaders are those with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree who have demonstrated marked achievement in nursing education, practice, research, administration or publication.

Membership in the Honor Society is life-long, however to be considered an active member, annual dues must be paid.  Honor cords are supplied by the Tau Iota chapter for new inductees.

For more information about membership in the Tau Iota Chapter, visit the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing website.

Application Forms

To apply, review the Membership Criteria. Fill out and submit your Membership Intent Form, along with two Endorsement for Membership Forms.

Current Tau Iota Chapter Officers

PRESIDENT: Dr. Nancy Van Aman
TREASURER: Ms. Janneke Zandberg
SECRETARY: Ms. Sharon Ward
COUNSELOR: Dr. Holly Diesel
COUNSELOR: Ms. Jaina Best
DELEGATES: Dr. Alberta Peters-Herron and Dr. Valerie Lunsford

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