Student Organizations and Events
Sigma Theta Tau
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, today known as Sigma, was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. The founders chose the name from the initials of the Greek words Storga, Tharos, and Tima, to mean love, courage, and honor. The organization is the second largest of its kind in the United States and among the five largest and most prestigious in the world.
Sigma exists to:
- Recognize superior achievements in nursing
- Encourage leadership development
- Foster high nursing standards
- Strengthen the commitment to the ideals of the profession
There are roughly 540 chapters and more than 135,000 active members. Membership is conferred only upon nursing students in baccalaureate or graduate programs who demonstrate excellence in nursing or upon qualified bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates who demonstrate exceptional achievement in the nursing profession.
To be eligible, you must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be in the top third of the graduating class. The local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Alpha, meets one time each semester, and the board meets on an ad hoc basis.
For additional information, visit the Xi Alpha Chapter Home Page.
Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses' Association is an organization of student nurses at all levels within the MTSU Nursing curriculum. The local chapter is affiliated with the National Student Nurses' Association and offers students a chance to network with other nursing students locally, nationally and internationally. The organization participates in Departmental, University and Community events. Contact the School of Nursing at 615-494-8761 for a current list of chapter officers, dues, and upcoming events. .
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