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Membership Information

STTI Rho Zeta Chapter Membership

Candidates shall have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement, academic integrity, professional leadership potential and/or marked achievement in the field of nursing are eligible for membership. Inductions are held yearly in the spring. 

Candidates are elected for membership in the following categories:



Must have completed 1/2 of the nursing curriculum, have at least a 3.0 on a four-point scale and rank in the upper 35% of the senior class, and meet the expectation of academic integrity. Students invited for membership each semester.


Must have completed 1/4 of the program of study and have at least a 3.5 on a four-point scale and meet the expectation of academic integrity.
Graduate Students invited for membership each semester.

Community Leader

Must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree, and demonstrated marked achievement in nursing education, practice, research, administration or publication. The majority must have degrees in nursing but exception can be made for registered nurses with bachelor's degrees in other fields if achievement in nursing is outstanding.

Rho Zeta members may nominate a nursing community leader (See "Forms" page) 


Community Nurse Leaders are encouraged to email one of the counselors below to inquire about membership in the Rho Zeta Chapter.

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students are notified by formal invitation. Community Leaders may be sponsored for membership at anytime and formally inducted at induction ceremonies. 

If you are currently a member of another chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and would like to transfer your membership or have dual membership, please visit the international website: