The Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International was chartered in 1980 at SIUE. It is open to nursing students and leaders who meet established academic and professional criteria both at graduate and undergraduate levels and to community nursing leaders. The society is concerned with the advancement of professional nursing through scholarship, research and practices.
Undergraduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 and shall have completed half of their program. Undergraduates must be in the top 35 % of their class. Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.5 and completed a minimum of one quarter of the required graduate curriculum. A nurse leader must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, and have demonstrated achievement in nursing. Undergraduates and graduate students who meet the criteria are mailed letters of invitation by the Eligibility counselor and president of Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Eta, six weeks prior to any induction.
On October 8, 2014, Epsilon Eta inducted 71 new members into Sigma Theta Tau during an afternoon ceremony featuring Dr. Marilyn Oermann, an internationally-celebrated nurse educator, as the key note speaker. Dr. Oermann encouraged the new members to use the resources of Sigma Theta Tau International and to maintain the collegial relationships that they have and will make in the organization.
In addition to inducting new members, the Chapter made the following awards to students:
Dr Gladys Mabunda Memorial Scholarship in Nursing - Becil Sheldon Deary
Betty Temples Mill Undergraduate Student Award for Academic Excellence - Corie Hasler
Graduate Student Merit Award - Christopher Slane
Soon to graduate? Look for a Speed Interviewing session conducted by Epsilon Eta in February/March on the best practices in interviewing for that first job, what to say, what to know and how to deal with interview anxiety.
The Annual Business Meeting will be held in April 2015. Location and specific date/time will be forthcoming, along with the call for nominations for two awards traditionally offered: The Dissertation Award and the Writing for Publication Awards.
Mary Lee Barrons
Many of our members join as students, and then fail to update their email address as they transition into their professional roles. We encourage you to keep us informed of a current email and contact information. All of the communication is electronic.
Please see the website below and sign in to update your contact information.