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Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) the Honor Society of Nursing, provides leadership and scholarship to nurses in practice, education and research in order to enhance the health of all people. It serves to recognize superior academic achievement in undergraduate students, graduate students, and community leaders. Its purpose is to maintain the high standards of the profession of nursing through leadership and scholarship activities.

The Mu Omicron chapter at DeSales University was established in 1983, and received its charter in 1990. Since then, Mu Omicron has inducted over 500 undergraduate students, graduate students, and nurse leaders into this prestigious society.

Mu Omicron's current officers include: President, Mary Brinker; Vice President, Teresa Wenner; President-Elect, Jennifer Gambal; Secretary, Deborah Whittaker; Treasurer, Dr. Patrick Kenny; Faculty Counselor, Dr. Carol Mest; Governance Committee Chair, Barry Mitchneck; Leadership Committee Chair, Tricia Bernecker.

Undergraduate students may be recommended for membership if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

        • Have attained junior or senior level status in the nursing program
        • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
        • Rank in the upper 35% of their nursing class
        • Demonstrate the ideals of the society that include potential for leadership in the profession and academic integrity.

Graduate students may be recommended for membership if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

        • Have completed 25% of the MSN curriculum
        • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
        • Demonstrate the ideals of the society that include potential for leadership in the profession and academic integrity.

STTI was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. Modern nursing was barely 20 years old when Mary Tolle, Edith Moore, Marie Hippensteel, Dorothy Garrigus, Elizabeth Russell and Elizabeth McWilliams met to found a Society to advance the status of nursing as a profession. They recognized the value of scholarship and the importance of excellence in practice.

The founders chose the society's name from the meaning of the Greek words Storge, Tharsos, and Time: "love," "courage" and "honor." As women ahead of their time, the founders' vision for the society helped bring recognition to nursing as a science. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students, who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

For information on Mu Omicron contact Dr. Carol Mest, Faculty Counselor, at 610.282.1100 X1394 or by email at carol.mest@desales.edu.
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