Sigma Theta Tau
Alpha Theta Chapter

The Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Nursing Honor Society, was chartered on November 7, 1964 with 23 new members. Those members included Linda Aiken, Peggy Fernandez, Nancy (Strathie) Cross Hamilton, Patricia Chamings, and Jean Hodgson.

Over our history, member recognition and clinical success has been integral. The Alpha Theta Chapter honors undergraduate and graduate students at UF College of Nursing’s commencement ceremonies for clinical and research excellence.

Now more than 50 years later, the Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau is proud of its history as a chapter of an organization that uses knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.

Leadership

Becoming a Member

There are three classifications of Membership. The classifications are:

  • Undergraduate Student – Junior or senior students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least 1/2 of the nursing curriculum, rank in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and have achieved academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to at least a 3.0)
  • Graduate Student – Master’s and Doctoral students enrolled in graduate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least 1/4 of the nursing curriculum, have achieved academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to at least a 3.5)
  • Nurse Leader – Registered Nurses, legally recognized to practice in their countries, who hold at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other field and have demonstrated achievement in nursing.

Student Membership Criteria

Students are invited to join STTI through one of the more than 485 chapters located at colleges and universities around the world. To find out more about chapters in your region, review the Chapter Directory.

Undergraduate Students must

  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.0 or higher);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Registered Nurse Students must

  • have completed 12 credit hours at current school;
  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.0 or higher);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Graduate Students (Master’s and Doctorate) must

  • have completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.5 or higher);
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Nurse Leader Candidates must

  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country;
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field;
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing.

For More Information

For more information about membership contact Rose Nealis or visit the Sigma website.