International Honor Society of Nursing

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Sigma Theta Tau International is an honor society of nursing committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care.

Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 and has a membership of more than 280,000 members active in more than 90 countries. It has chapters located at 503 college and university schools of nursing worldwide.

  • 44% of the Society's members are clinicians
  • 27% are administrators or supervisors
  • 21% are educators
  • 60% of its members hold master's and/or doctoral degrees

The University's Iota Omega Chapter is committed to scholarship, leadership and excellence in the nursing profession.

Membership in Sigma Theta Tau sets you apart as one of a select group of nurses who has demonstrated a personal commitment to nursing excellence.  Better health care. Healthier patients. Smarter nurses. This is our mission, our dream, our essence. Membership is more than an academic destination; it's a dynamic partnership to be integrated and renewed throughout your career.

You can become a member by accepting an invitation to membership from a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Membership Criteria

Undergraduate students must:

  • have completed half of the nursing curriculum
  • achieve academic excellence; 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • rank in the upper 35th percentile of the graduating class
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity
  • obtain two endorsements

Registered Nurse students must:

  • have completed 12 credit hours at their current school
  • have completed half of the nursing curriculum
  • achieve academic excellence; 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • rank in the upper 35th percentile of the graduating class
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity
  • obtain two endorsements

Graduate Students must:

  • have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum
  • achieve academic excellence; 3.5 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)

Doctoral degreestudents must:

  • have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum
  • achieve academic excellence; 3.75 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)

Community leaders /nurse professionals must:

  • be a registered nurse
  • hold at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other field
  • have held a professional nursing license for at least five years
  • have demonstrated marked achievement in nursing education, practice, research, administration or publication

Membership renewal is a vital component of the continued success of any organization. The Iota Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau needs each and every individual inducted into our honor society!  Your membership renewal makes an important contribution to our chapter.

So, even if your busy lives do not permit you to work on committees, or distance separates you from the workof the organization, please consider supporting Iota Omega through membership renewal.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Iota Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau!

A membership renewal form will be mailed to you approximately two months prior to your membership expiration date. You may also renew your membership online via the MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL form, using Visa, Discover or MasterCard.

Your membership is designed to meet your specific needs at every stage of your career.

  • Career Assistance: Advance your career by utilizing online professional resources or partnering with a career adviser.
  • Get Connected and Stay Involved: Connect with other members in person or electronically. Become involved by participating in your chapter, volunteering, or attending events.
  • Continuing Nursing Education: Develop your professional skill set while earning continuing nursing education credits.
  • Member Publications: Read STTI publications to stay up to date with the latest research and nursing trends.
  • Products, Services, and Discounts: Take advantage of services, products, and partnerships developed to support you throughout your career.
  • Receive Recognition: Recognize those who have contributed to nursing, and receive recognition for your successes.


Visit the Member Benefits and Resources page for more detailed information about these benefits.

For questions or more information, please contact Annette Tross, RN, CRNP, Faculty Specialist at trossa4@scranton.edu.