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San Diego State University

Honors Council

Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau International

Gamma Gamma Chapter

of San Diego

NURSING


SIGMA THETA TAU was founded in 1922 by six nurses at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, IN, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos and Timé meaning “love,” “courage” and “honor.” 

 

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to make a difference in health worldwide. The vision of this organization is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.

 

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: 

 

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

 

Registered Nurse Students must: have completed 12 credit hours at current school; have completed one-half of the nursing curriculum; have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale); rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class; meet the expectation of academic integrity. 

 

Graduate Students (Master’s and Doctoral) must: have completed one-fourth of the nursing curriculum; have at least a GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 grading scale); meet the expectation of academic integrity. 

 

The School of Nursing faculty counselors are Doctors Beverly Carlson, bcarlson@mail.sdsu.edu and Michael Gates, mgates@mail.sdsu.edu.

 

Visit our Web site Gamma Gamma Nursing Society for more information.