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Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

Iota Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing

The Iota Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was chartered in 1986. STTI Honor Society is the only honor society for nursing. The STTI focus is on scholarship, the development of new knowledge, and the promotion of research. The purposes are to:

  • Recognize superior achievement in nursing
  • Recognize the development of leadership
  • Foster high professional standards
  • Encourage creative work
  • Strengthen the commitment to the ideals of the nursing profession

This International Honor Society has grown dramatically to more than 100,000 members and 221 Chapters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico in accredited programs that grant baccalaureate or higher degrees in nursing.

Members are selected from the upper 35% of the graduating class. Seniors with the highest grade point averages in nursing and/or cumulative who demonstrate the characteristics of the organization exemplified in the five purposes will be nominated. (Usually at least 3.2 or above in Nursing and 3.0 cumulative.)

Juniors in the top 15% of their class with the highest cumulative grade point averages who demonstrate the characteristics listed in the five purposes may also be selected.

Please contact Professor Judy Duvall at for more information.