ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER
Alpha Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau celebrates its 47th anniversary this year, 2011. The chapter has over 2,000 members. Each year the chapter sponsors a number of local events. The chapter also annually funds competitive research proposals as well as sends students to scholarly conferences. The Alpha Zeta Board is looking to serve current and future members better. The Board welcomes you and looks forward to your participation and input.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
In 1922, six nurses founded Sigma Theta Tau at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storge, Tharsos, and Time meaning "love," "courage" and "honor." The society became incorporated in 1985 as Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.
Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Here are some additional facts about our membership:
- More than 340,000 members have been inducted worldwide.
- More than 120,000 active members make Sigma Theta Tau the second largest nursing organization in the world.
- Members reside in more than 90 countries.
- Sixty-one percent of active members hold master's and/or doctoral degrees. Forty-eight percent are clinicians, 21 percent are administrators or supervisors and 20 percent are educators or researchers.
- There are 433 chapters on 512 college campuses in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, The Netherlands, Mexico and Africa.
- The society communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing a chapter in other countries and territories, including Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Japan, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom.