Founded at Edinboro University on April 26, 1992, the Nu Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is celebrating 25 years of existence by earning regional recognition for excellence.
Edinboro’s honor society for nursing students, Nu Theta received the Showcase of Regional Excellence award for commitment to lifelong learning, courtesy of Sigma Theta Tau International Region 11 – which covers western and central Pennsylvania and western New York. The group will be recognized at the Region 11 sectional meeting this month in Indianapolis.
“This recognition shows that Edinboro University is committed to the success of both our current students and those who graduate from our program,” said Amy McClune, Ph.D., RN, associate nursing professor and Nu Theta Chapter president.
STTI recognized Edinboro’s chapter for its year-ending banquet, which was presented in collaboration with EU’s Student Nurse Organization of Edinboro (SNOE) – a student-nurse organization dedicated to professional development, student success, community service and networking.
Each spring for the past three years, Nu Theta and SNOE have hosted a banquet and workshop dedicated to the field of nursing. During the event, current information is presented and then applied by a panel of EU nursing alumni who share their nursing experiences.
Originally founded in 1922 by nursing schools at Indiana University, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing exists to advance world health and to celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join STTI after demonstrating excellence in the classroom and as nurse leaders.
“Being a member of Nu Theta represents the hard work that I have dedicated to nursing and will continue to dedicate in the future,” said Edinboro senior nursing major Melissa Kirby, who expects to graduate in May. “The EU nursing program has guided me with the tools needed to become a successful nurse.”
Edinboro will hold an induction ceremony in the spring for incoming Nu Theta Chapter members. Students will receive their official acceptance letters for the chapter in the spring semester.
“It truly is an honor to be asked to join this organization. This is an international group that recognizes scholarship in nursing,” McClune said. “It’s a great way to recognize the high achievement of nursing students, who rank in the top third of their class.”
Edinboro’s rigorous nursing programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. For more information about Edinboro University’s nursing programs and the Nu Theta Chapter of STTI, visit www.edinboro.edu/nursing.