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The Honor Society of Nursing


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  • 1. The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International
    • An honor to join.
    • A benefit to belong.
  • 2. What is an Honor Society?
    • A group established to recognize colleagues’ academic and/or professional achievements
  • 3. The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International
    • Recognition for leaders of nursing around the world. These individuals have demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence and leadership.
  • 4. Mission of the Honor Society
    • The honor society’s mission is to provide leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.
  • 5. History of Sigma Theta Tau International
    • Began in 1922 by six nursing students
    • More than 400,000 nurses have been inducted
    • 134,000 active members
    • Members live in more than
    • 100 countries
  • 6. Significance of Being Inducted
    • Recognition as a leader in nursing who is a part of a worldwide network striving to improve the health care of the world’s people.
  • 7. A Benefit to Belong
    • Worldwide nursing information through:
      • Journal of Nursing Scholarship
      • Reflections on Nursing Leadership e-newsmagaine
      • Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing journal
  • 8. A Benefit to Belong
    • Publishing opportunities
    • Research grant funding opportunities
    • Networking
      • Member Community
      • Conferences
      • Chapters
  • 9. A Benefit to Belong
    • Continuing education opportunities
      • Online case studies
      • International Research Congress
      • Biennial Convention
    • Engage in partnerships that address education, global health and leadership development
  • 10. A Benefit to Belong
    • Provide research to nurses through publications and online library
    • Leadership mentoring opportunities
      • Chiron, Omada Programs
  • 11. Membership Qualifications
    • Baccalaureate/Equivalent Students
      • Completed ½ of the curriculum
      • Demonstrate excellence in academic work
      • Rank in the upper 35% of the class
    • Master’s and Doctoral Students
      • Complete ¼ of the curriculum
      • Demonstrate excellence in
      • academic work
  • 12. Membership Qualifications
    • Nurse leaders
      • Have a baccalaureate or the equivalent degree
      • Be a registered nurse, legally recognized to practice in her/his country of residence
      • Demonstrate achievement in nursing
  • 13. For More Information about Sigma Theta Tau International
    • Visit the Web site at:
    • or contact:
    • Global Development Area
    • Sigma Theta Tau International
    • 550 West North Street
    • Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
    • +1.317.634.8171
    • [email_address]