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 one-half of the required nursing curriculum and maintain a 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 At-Large Chapter Officers 2014 - 2015
Tau Kappa Induction Ceremony 2013
Barbara Nichols, DHL, MS, RN, FAAN, Induction Ceremony 2013 Keynote Speaker
Patricia Cannistraci, DNS, RN, CNE
Bridget Nettleton, PhD, RN, CNE
Lynn McNall, MS, RN, OCN
Susan Irvine, MS, RN, CNE
Barbara Pieper, Phd, RN
Kimberly Balko, PhD, RN
Governance Committee Chair
Mary Lee Pollard, PhD, RN, CNE
Leadership Succession Committee
Kathie Doyle, MS, RN (Chair)
Linda Kennelly, PhD, RN
Kim Hedley, MS, RN, CPHQ
Some of our newly inducted Tau Kappa members
Sponsored by the Excelsior College School of Nursing, The Kinsinger Institute for Nursing Excellence, The Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and Albany Medical Center.
The Power and Empowerment of Nursing
Informing nurses on nursing empowerment, innovations, and initiatives in nursing
Who should attend
Nurse educators, nurse administrators, and interested graduate nursing students.
Helen R. Connors, PhD, RN, Dr PS (Hon), FAAN, E. Jean M. Hill Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Center for Healthcare Informatics
Description of Event
Keynote speaker Dr. Helen Connors will address nursing empowerment and innovations in nursing education and practice. Poster sessions and podium presentations will follow during the course of the day.
Become Involved With Tau Kappa
Are you wondering how to become a more active member of Tau Kappa? A great first step is to complete the Tau Kappa Talent Form and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and getting you more engaged and involved!
The Tau Kappa Chapter At-large Research Committee will be accepting grant applications (PDF) until May 31, 2015.
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.