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Sigma - Tau Iota Chapter

The Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma 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 for Nursing 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.

For more information about the Honor Society, visit the Sigma website. To learn more about the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Tau Iota Honor Society chapter, visit the chapter's page

Membership

Membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is by eligibility 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 3.0 minimum GPA, be in the top 35% of the cohort, and completed one-half of the nursing curriculum. 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.

Current Tau Iota Chapter Officers

PRESIDENT: Dr. Barbara Whitaker
VICE-PRESIDENT: Ms. Esinam Wash
TREASURER: Ms. Julie Berendzen
SECRETARY:  
GOVERNANCE CHAIR: Dr. Teri Boyd
FACULTY COUNSELOR: Dr. Catherine Kush
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE: Dr. Xiumei Lin & Dr. Catherine Kush
LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION CHAIR Dr. Chris Guelbert
LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION COMMITTEE:  
DELEGATES: Dr. Judy Frain and Dr. Teri Boyd

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