Sigma Theta Tau International | Alpha Chi Chapter

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Become a Member

By seeking membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, you are aspiring to join nurses who are clinicians, educators, administrators and researchers who lead and support the profession's scientific journey toward improved patient care.


Through every step of your nursing career, the society will challenge you to be a better nurse and will support you with an array of tools, programs and people unequaled anywhere in the health care industry.


Better health care. Healthier patients. Smarter nurses. This is our mission, our dream and our essence.


In more than 70 countries, Sigma Theta Tau International members confidently put themselves and the nursing profession at the forefront of health care. Together, our members serve as potent agents and catalysts for change in the United States and throughout the world.


You can join this international community of 260,000 nurses who share scholarly success, clinical experiences and personal integrity through a network of chapters located on nearly 400 college and university campuses.


When the time comes to choose, you'll want to make an informed decision.


Induction into the society identifies you as one of a select group of nurses who have demonstrated a personal commitment to nursing excellence. But why stop there? A successful nursing career is built on intelligent and constant questioning and we want to help you find the answers!


Throughout your career, Sigma Theta Tau International offers you:

  1. Professional affiliation
  2. Networking opportunities
  3. Continuing education
  4. Access to nursing research
  5. Leadership and career growth opportunities
  6. Professional publications
  7. Research grants and scholarships
  8. Awards and recognition of excellence



Undergraduate students must:

  1. have completed 1/2 of the nursing curriculum
  2. have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  3. rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class


Master's degree students must:

  1. have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum
  2. have at least a GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)


Doctoral degree students must:

  1. have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum
  2. have at least a GPA of 3.75 (based on a 4.0 scale)


Nurse leaders must:

  1. be a registered nurse
  2. hold at least a baccalaureate degree
  3. have demonstrated marked achievement in nursing, education, practice,
  4. research, or publication


All potential applicants must meet the expectation of academic integrity and obtain two endorsements.

Complete application materials and information may be obtained from local chapters or headquarters or you may download the application in an Adobe Acrobat Reader format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher you may download the application free from the following site: Download Adobe Acrobat Reader. You must complete both the "Member Intent Form" and the "Endorsement For Membership Form."