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Guidelines for Membership Eligibility...

Sigma Theta Tau International's philosophy of membership eligibility is based upon the purposes of the Society. Membership is rewarded for achievement of the membership criteria of Sigma Theta Tau International. Awarding membership encourages, fosters, and actively supports further professional development, thus promoting nursing scholarship, leadership, creativity and commitment to nursing, fulfilling the purposes of the Honor Society. Members are inducted to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and/or leadership achievement in nursing. Membership is conferred solely on the basis of specified eligibility.

Undergraduate Students must:...
  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class; and
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.
Registered Nurse Students must:...
  • have completed 12 credit hours at current school;
  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class; and
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.
Graduate Students (Master's and Doctorate) must...
  • have completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
  • have at least a GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 grading scale); and
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.
Nurse Leader Candidates must:...
  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country;
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field; and
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing.
Purposes of Sigma Theta Tau International...
  • Recognize superior achievement and scholarship.
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  • Foster high professional standards.
  • Encourage creative work.
  • Strengthens commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

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