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Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter-at-Large Creation

Published on Dec 07, 2016.
The Mu Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) at Boise State University (BSU) has been working with faculty at Northwest Nazarene University to establish a chapter-at-large of the nursing honor society between the two schools of nursing.  Establishment of the chapter-at-large will provide excellent NNU nursing students the opportunity to become members of this prestigious nursing honor society.  Additionally, the chapter-at-large will allow BSU and NNU to collaborate and network and to build a strong and sustainable STTI chapter.  The process of creating the chapter-at-large will take place over the next year and will culminate in full approval and recognition of the new chapter at STTI’s national convention in November 2017.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau was founded at Indiana University School of Nursing in 1922 with the goal of bringing recognition to nursing as a science.  The current mission of STTI is to advance the world’s health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.  Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and to nurses in the community who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in nursing.  Sigma Theta Tau is the second largest nursing organization in the world with a membership of 135,000 members in more than 500 chapters.  Sigma Theta Tau was the first U.S. organization to fund nursing research, which it has done since 1936.

It is anticipated that the first NNU students and community nursing leaders will be inducted into the BSU-NNU Sigma Theta Tau chapter-at-large in the spring of 2018.

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The Department of Nursing at Northwest Nazarene University provides undergraduate, degree completion and graduate programs related to the professional field of nursing. We are nationally accredited and offer programs that can meet the needs of students in a wide variety of settings.