School of Nursing Student Organizations
Sigma Theta Tau
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society for Nursing, was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. The founders chose the name from the initials of the Greek words Storga, Tharos, and Tima, to mean love, courage and honor. The organization is the second largest of its kind in the United States and among the five largest and most prestigious in the world.
The Society exists to:
- Recognize superior achievements in nursing
- Encourage leadership development
- Foster high nursing standards
- Strengthen the commitment to the ideals of the profession
Currently , there are 322 chapters and more than 160,000 members. Membership is conferred
only upon nursing students in baccalaureate or graduate programs who demonstrate excellence
in nursing or upon qualified bachelors, masters, and doctoral graduates who demonstrate
exceptional achievement in the nursing profession. Eligibility requires that each
potential member have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale
and be in the top third of the graduating class. The local chapter of Sigma Theta
Tau, Xi Alpha, meets one time each semester, and the Board meets on an ad hoc basis.
For additional information and referral to the appropriate faculty advisor, please visit the Xi Alpha Chapter Home Page.
Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses' Association is an organization of student nurses at all levels within the MTSU Nursing curriculum. The local chapter is affiliated with the National Student Nurses' Association and offers students a chance to network with other nursing students locally, nationally and internationally. The organization participates in Departmental, University and Community events. Contact the School of Nursing at 898-2437 for a current list of chapter officers, dues, and upcoming events. For more information visit the SNA Home Page.
Career & Employment Center
The Career and Employment Center is a comprehensive center serving all departments and colleges of MTSU. It provides career and employment information to students and alumni to assist them in the pursuit of their chosen career goals. The center serves as a resource for students and employers for part-time, summer, internship, and full-time career opportunities.
Click here for more information on the MTSU Career & Employment Center.