Honor Society of Nursing: Tau Kappa Chapter
Membership to Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nurses was approved in 2003. A chartering ceremony in 2004 officially recognized the new Excelsior chapter, Tau Kappa.
Are you eligible for membership in the Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau?
If you are a RN-BS student or graduate, you will be invited to join if you meet the following criteria:
- You must be a currently enrolled or recently graduated (between April 1 of the previous year and March 31 of the current year) student in the RN-BS program.
- You must have completed 61 general education credits and 30 nursing credits and maintain an Excelsior College Grade Point Average (GPA) placing you in the top 35% of your class.
If you are a MS or RN-MS student or graduate, you will be invited to join if you meet the following criteria:
- You must be a currently enrolled or recently graduated (between April 1 of the previous year and March 31 of the current year) student in the MS or RN-MS program.
- You must have completed 21 nursing credits and maintained an Excelsior College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher.
For all of you who have been invited to join before and didn't take advantage of the opportunity, you will not receive another invitation. You may apply as a Community Leader once you have earned your BS or MS degree.
Registered nurses who have earned a bachelor's degree in any field and have demonstrated leadership in the profession of nursing may join the Tau Kappa Chapter directly by contacting member services.
Tau Kappa's 2013 Induction Ceremony Video
Tau Kappa Chapter Officers 2013 - 2014
Tau Kappa Induction Ceremony 2013
Barbara Nichols, DHL, MS, RN, FAAN, Induction Ceremony 2013 Keynote Speaker
Laurie Nagelsmith, PhD, RN, CNE
Bridget Nettleton, PhD, RN, CNE
Patricia Cannistraci, DNS, RN, CNE
Nancy Smulsky, EdD, RN, CPHQ
Susan Irvine, MS, RN, CNE
Joanne Bonesteel, MS, RN
Governance Committee Chair
Mary Lee Pollard, PhD, RN, CNE
Leadership Succession Committee
Mark Wahl, MS, RN, Chair
Kathie Doyle, MS, RN
Linda Kennelly, PhD, RN
Some of our newly inducted Tau Kappa members
Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Fruit Sale
Help support Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau by participating in our annual fruit sale! We have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves to provide you with the freshest fruit available. Your fruit will be harvested the very same day it is shipped to you, ensuring that you receive fruit that is hours off of the tree! Now is the time to select a box of Navel Oranges that are sure to be bursting with flavor or a box of sugar-sweet, Indian River Red Grapefruit. In addition to those tried and true selections, this year we are able to offer fifteen different delicious choices for purchase. You will also be able to have three different date options for shipping. You can have your gift purchase arrive as soon as 10 days from your order, for Thanksgiving or in time for the December holidays. No matter what the occasion, everyone loves fresh fruit from Florida!
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To Lift or Not to Lift: The Complexities of Everyday Patient Handling Encounters - a video presentation by Hans-Peter de Ruiter PhD, RN
Grant Money from the Research Committee Available Again This Year - use the Tau Kappa Research Grant Application (PDF) to apply.