Eleven new members inducted to Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

The Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society housed within the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences welcomed its newest members during the annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, March 27.

The students who accepted the invitation to join the society included Tori Anderson, Madi Brown, Kristen Carswell, Karly Frizsell, Hannah Gortney, Emily Merriam, Anna Reid, Mary Reel, Christopher Smith, Maggie Thomas, and community nurse leader Danielle Moore.

During the ceremony, Instructor of Nursing Cynthia Dixon presented her master’s thesis titled Using high fidelity simulation to prepare nursing students in the obstetrical environment.

STTI is a nursing honor society founded in 1922 by six nurses in Indianapolis, Indiana. The honor society now has over 500 chapters with more than 135,000 active members residing in 90 countries around the world, according to the STTI website. The mission of STTI is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

For students to be eligible for STTI, they must have a GPA greater than 3.0, be in the top 35 percent of the class, and demonstrate strong leadership skills, according to Assistant Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Teri Darnall.

“We also have community nurse leaders—BSNs who are in clinical practice and wish to join the Honor Society and STTI,” Darnall added. “Those nurses submit an application and their resume to be considered by the Membership Chair who brings recommendations for a board vote.”

Learn more about the STTI Nursing Honor Society here
By Nina MastandreaApril 05, 2019