Sigma Theta Tau International
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing education, practice and research.
- Founded in 1922
- Over 400,000 members in more than 90 countries
- Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others.
- 446 chapters located at 543 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, and the United States.
- Visit the Sigma Theta Tau International web site for more information
Epsilon Phi Chapter
The stated purpose of the Duquesne Chapter is to recognize superior achievement in nursing and to develop qualities of leadership among nursing professionals and students, to foster high professional standards of nursing practice, and to strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of professional nursing.
- Inducted into the honor society in March of 1982
- Chapter has inducted 1,036 members and currently has 313 active members.
- Epsilon Phi is a chapter that values research and best practice. Each March, a $2,000 research scholarship for members of Epsilon Phi is awarded.
- Two annual educational meetings, one in October and one in March
- The Sigma Induction ceremony in the spring inducts eligible undergraduate, second degree students, MSN, PhD and DNP students.
- Free Continuing Educational Units, which are needed to maintain an RN licensure in Pennsylvania and many other states.
2014 Research Award
Two awards of $2000 will be available. One award for a Research Project and one award for an Evidence-based Project. Faculty members who receive an award within the past 3 years are not eligible. If not awarded, faculty may apply in the following year.