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Each chapter is a group of nurse scholars and leaders recognized for their superior achievement, leadership qualities, high professional standards and commitment to the profession of nursing. 

Requirements for Selecting Members

  1. Chapters are required to select and induct members a minimum of one time annually.
  2. Chapters are required to follow the Sigma Theta Tau International bylaws, including the eligibility criteria.

Membership Eligibility Criteria
Membership can be conferred in one of the following membership categories

    • Students
      • Undergraduate
      • Graduate*
      • Doctoral
    • Professional--Nurse Leader
  • Candidates for membership in the student category must be enrolled in the university or institute of higher education where the chapter is located to be considered for membership. 

  • A student who attends a university or institute of higher education that does not have a chapter may be considered for membership by another chapter.

  • Graduates of baccalaureate and master's nursing programs may be considered under the student criteria for up to one year following graduation provided they met specific membership criteria while a student. This policy refers only to students who were unaware of their eligibility and did not make application while a student.

*Students in graduate programs who meet Nurse Leader criteria shall be eligible to be considered as a nurse leader at any point in the program.


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