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Zeta Beta Chapter

of Sigma Theta Tau International

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 by six nurses at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses. The organization has grown since that time to include chapters on six continents with over 130,000 current active members. The mission of the society is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in healthcare worldwide.

Zeta Beta Chapter at Elmhurst College is one of 446 chapters on college campuses. It was established in 1982.

2010–2011 Chapter Board
President: Jan Strom, PhD, MPH, RN   
Vice-president: Janice Muzynski, MS, RN 
Treasurer: Penny Reiss, PhD, RN 
Faculty Counselor: Barbara Bostelmann, MS, RN 
Past President: Mary Pabst, PhD, RN
Leadership Chair: Laura Brennan, MS, RN

Eligibility Criteria
To be selected for membership, candidates must demonstrate superior academic achievement, academic integrity, and professional leadership potential. An application will be submitted to the Faculty Counselor and the Eligibility Committee.  Criteria for consideration include:

Baccalaureate Prelicensure Option Nursing Students

  • Complete at least half of the nursing curriculum
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class

RN Students Completing the B.S.

  • Complete at least half of the nursing curriculum
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class

Master's Nursing Students

  • Complete at least ¼ of the program of study
  • Achieve a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Nurse Leader

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree
  • Demonstrate achievement in Nursing
  • Be an RN legally recognized to practice in his/her country

Deadlines for applications will be posted in January 2011 for the Spring 2011 induction period. 

Spring Meeting and Induction Ceremony
Date: TBA
Speaker: TBA

Spring Research Program
Date: TBA

Spring Consortium
Sponsored by several chapters in the Chicagoland area
Date: TBA

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