In the fall of 2017, the College became a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society. Membership to STTI is highly competitive and recognized as a major accomplishment.
To become an STTI chapter, an institution must first meet rigorous criteria including consistent membership, demonstrate several cycles of leadership succession, be financially sound, sponsor two continuing education programs for members, and hold regular business meetings. After successfully meeting all criteria, the College chapter was approved and named Psi Chi #548.
Since 2009, the College has inducted 438 nursing students and nurse leaders into its Nursing Honor Society. Students must have completed their first two semesters of their program and demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential. Nurse leaders must have completed their bachelor’s degree in nursing, hold a nursing license, and demonstrate achievement in nursing.
The current Psi Chi Chapter Board members are President Mary Goodrich ’87 and '01, Vice President Melissa Hodges ’17, Treasurer Annie Oliver '13 and ’17, Secretary Jessica Staley ’14, Leadership Succession Julie Lang ’10, Governance Lynne Swant ’14, and Faculty Counselor Kay Luft.
“When I was invited to join STTI as a nurse leader, I found that STTI was one of the most recognized and respected organizations for promoting leadership and excellence in nursing,” said Goodrich. “I am thrilled beyond belief we made membership into this prestigious organization a reality.”
The College’s chartering and induction ceremony will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Kauffman Foundation. STTI leadership members will be on hand to present the College with its official charter membership and new students will be inducted.
Previous College Nursing Honor Society members may learn more about STTI membership by contacting College Chapter President Mary Goodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Saint Luke's Honor Society here.