How to Join

Thank you for your interest in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). 

 

There are two ways to become a member of our organization!

 

As a Student

Students enrolled in a nursing program and meeting the following criteria are invited to join through one of Sigma’s chapters located around the world.

 

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.

*Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, shall be eligible to be considered as a Nurse Leader at any point in the program. 



As a Nurse Leader

Nursing professionals not previously inducted as nursing students and not currently enrolled in a nursing program can also join as a Nurse Leader using the criteria listed below. 

 

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 on how to join
Please contact your chapter leaders or visit the Sigma website.  


Joining as a Nurse Leader

The Iota Omicron Chapter accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Please complete and mail the following application to join the Iota Omicron Chapter as a Nurse Leader:
nurse-leader-application.pdf