Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign?
Any “active” member may participate in the campaign and is eligible to win prizes. To have a member status of “active,” a member must be up-to-date on his/her membership fee payments.
How do I know if my friend or colleague is already a member?
Before referring friends for membership, you may want to ask them if they have already been inducted into the honor society.
What if the person has been inducted into the honor society but is not currently a member?
Upon induction a member is considered a life-long member. However, members are only considered “active” if they have continued to pay their annual membership fees. If your friend or colleague has been inducted, but is currently not an “active” member, he/she does not need to re-apply. Instead, encourage him/her to renew or reactivate his/her membership by contacting headquarters or renewing online.
How do I know if my friend or colleague meets the membership criteria?
All nurse leader candidates must meet the following criteria: hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in any field; be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country; and must also have demonstrated achievement in nursing.
Do the Member-Get-a-Member and Chapter-Get-a-Member campaigns overlap?
The Member-Get-a-Member and the Chapter-Get-a-Member campaigns run simultaneously.
My chapter is not participating in the campaign; am I still eligible to participate?
Yes. Your chapter does not need to participate in the Chapter-Get-a-Member Campaign in order for you to participate in the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign.
I am a chapter leader; can I still participate in the Member-Get-a-Member campaign?
Yes. Just like all other members of the chapter, chapter leaders may participate in the Member-Get-a-Member campaign.
How do we get started in the Chapter-Get-a-Member Campaign?
The community in which your chapter is located may have nurses who did not have the opportunity to previously join the honor society. Start within the institution of higher learner where your chapter is located. Are the faculty, associate deans and dean members of the honor society? Partner with a local hospital and hold an orientation session, or place a chapter information table in a visible location inviting staff nurses to pick up membership information.
Get your members involved. Ask them to seek out their friends and colleagues who exemplify nursing excellence and extend the invitation to join.
What happens if my referred friend or colleague does not get inducted by a chapter?
If an application for membership is denied, the nurse leader can not be inducted.
Who will review the applications submitted through this campaign?
All nurse leader applications are reviewed in one of two ways. The nurse leader application asks the candidates to specify a chapter of choice. When an application is received by headquarters, the application is forwarded to the chapter indicated on the application. The chapter then has 30 days to vote on the candidate. If the chapter is non-responsive, or if the chapter prefers, the application is sent to the International Review Team. The team consists of five honor society members and chapter leaders.
Does this campaign uphold the honor society’s high standards for membership?
Yes. Chapter leaders and the International Review Team carefully review nurse leader applications to ensure that the candidates demonstrate achievement and exemplify excellence in nursing.
Are individuals outside of the United States eligible to apply for membership?
Yes. Any nurse world-wide may apply for honor society membership given they meet the membership criteria. He/she must be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country, have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in any field and have demonstrate achievement in nursing.
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