Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

Membership Qualification Criteria & Process
Sigma Theta Tau International – Rho Psi Chapter

Membership Category


Undergraduate Student ( BSN)
  • Complete at least ½ of the nursing curriculum (NURS courses)
  • Have at least a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class
Undergraduate Student (RNO)
  • Have completed 12 credit hours at AASU
  • Have completed at least ½ of nursing curriculum (NURS courses)
  • Rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity
Graduate Students (MSN)
  • Have completed ¼ of nursing curriculum
  • Have at least a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity
Nurse Leaders
  • Be a registered nurse, legally recognized to practice in his/her country
  • Hold at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other field
  • Have demonstrated achievement in nursing

Membership Application Process

  1. During the first two weeks of classes in Fall semesters, the Faculty Counselors will:
    1. Distribute membership criteria information to students: BSN students in 3rd and 4thsemester, RN Options students, and MSN students.
    2. Post information on student WebCT bulletin boards (BSN, RNO and MSN)
    3. Post a flyer on the Rho Psi bulletin board , located outside of the Nursing Office, on 2nd floor of Ashmore Hall
    4. Accept applications from Nurse Leaders
  2. By mid-September, students will be notified by the Faculty Counselors whether or not they were accepted for membership into Rho Psi chapter.
  3. Potential members must respond to Sigma Theta Tau International via e-mail of their acceptance into membership. Please use an e-mail that works, as that is how they communicate with you. Failure to use a good e-mail will result in a membership not being processed.
  4. Members will be inducted in a ceremony in the fall. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Contact the Faculty counselors for more information. 


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