Membership

Already a member? Need information regarding renewal, transfer to Zeta chapter, or anything else related to your membership? Please visit the membership page of the Sigma Theta Tau International website or contact us with any specific questions.

Want to be a member of Zeta Chapter? Please review the membership criteria outlined below.

If you are a student, please contact the Faculty Counselor (see Meet the Board for contact information).

If you are a community nurse leader, please visit the Sigma Theta Tau International website, click the membership link, and open, complete, and submit the application form and attach the materials below by email attachment to our chapter. Upon receipt of the documents, we will contact you. We will conduct a review of your materials and if approved, the STTI Zeta Chapter Board of Directors will extend an invitation of membership. We look forward to having you join us!

Membership Criteria

Undergraduate students must:

  • have completed at least one-half of the required nursing curriculum;
  • have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale);
  • rank in the upper 35th percentile of the graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Graduate students (Master's and Doctorate) must:

  • have completed a minimum of one-quarter of the required nursing curriculum;
  • have at least a GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 grading scale);
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Nurse Leader Membership Criteria

Nursing professionals who were not previously inducted as nursing students can join STTI as Nurse Leaders.

Nurse Leader Candidates must:

  • Be a registered nurse, legally recognized to practice in his/her country;
  • Hold at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other field;
  • Demonstrate achievement in nursing. Candidates will be asked to explain how they have met Nurse Leader criteria categories from the STTI website: Administration, Education, Global Health, Practice, Publication, Research, Other

In addition to meeting the criteria listed above, applicants must submit the following with the Nurse Leader application according to the instructions on the STTI website

  • STTI Nurse Leader Application (available on the STTI website)
  • CV or resume (no more than 8 pages in length)
  • Cover letter describing the following:
    • Why is the applicant seeking membership as a nurse leader?
    • Why does he/she wish to associate with the particular chapter?
    • What nurse leader(s) (1-3) has/have had a major influence on his/her career?
    • A brief statement of leadership accomplishments and achievements in the following nursing categories as described above: Administration, Education, Global Health, Practice, Publication, Research, Other
  • Submit two letters of reference or one reference letter from a STTI member (but not necessarily a Zeta member).

All materials are to be submitted directly to STTI Zeta Chapter at: zetastti@umn.edu