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

President
Patricia Cannistraci, DNS, RN, CNE

Vice President
Bridget Nettleton, PhD, RN, CNE

Secretary
Lynn McNall, MS, RN, OCN

Treasurer
Susan Irvine, MS, RN, CNE

Counselors
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

Chapter Contact

Email: taukappa@excelsior.edu

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 taukappa@excelsior.edu. We look forward to hearing from you and getting you more engaged and involved!