Welcome to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's 

                         Zeta Lambda Chapter Website!
                          New Inductees, Spring 2016



              Induction special guest speakers  from  the Foundation for International

                                     Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)


             Krista Bechard, Elise Palmer & Tiffany Kwong who spoke on their

                                         experiences in Africa...

                                     Fall 2016 Research Education Day...


                         Dr. Nicole Custer & Dr. Taylor Edwards Presentations


                                             Student Presentations


A Vision to Lead:
To create a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve the health of the world's people.

A Mission to Serve, Support and Improve:
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

The Purposes of our society are to:

Recognize superior achievement.    
  1. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  2. Foster high professional standards.
  3. Encourage creative work.
  4. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.


Sigma Theta Tau International is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice.

  • Members are nursing scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, education, research and leadership.
  • We believe that broadening the base of nursing knowledge through knowledge development, dissemination and use offers great promise for promoting a healthier populace.
  • We are committed to furthering nursing research in health care delivery and public policy.
  • We sustain and support nursing's development and provide vision for the future of nursing and health care through our network of worldwide community of nurse scholars.
  • We make available our diverse resources to all people and institutions interested in the scientific knowledge base of the nursing profession.


Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. Modern nursing was barely 20 years old when Mary Tolle, Edith Moore, Marie Hippensteel, Dorothy Garrigus, Elizabeth Russell and Elizabeth McWilliams met to found a Society to advance the status of nursing as a profession. They recognized the value of scholarship and the importance of excellence in practice. With the full idealism of women forging pathways of change in the 1920s, they wanted to build a framework to encourage future leaders to effectively improve health care.In 1936, Sigma Theta Tau was the first organization in the U.S. to fund nursing research. Since then the Society has underwritten more than 250 small or "seed" grants, which often begin a whole body of research. These peer-reviewed grants are often the first recognition of potent concepts that eventually lead to major, wide-scale research projects and innovation in the nursing profession.

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Chapter News

  • Zeta Lambda Spring 2017 Induction Planning & Research-Education Day

    Zeta Lambda is currently planning for our Spring 2017 Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 15th at Rustic Lodge in Indiana, PA. If you have any input or wish to assist in planning, please contact ZL President, Dr. Michele Crytzer at: michele.crytzer@sru.edu The qualifications for membership application are located (below) under 'Events' in the application packet, which can be downloaded from there anytime between now and February 20th.

    Completed Applications can be submitted to Dr. Pam O'Harra before February 20th. at 4:30pm via: 260 Johnson Hall, Indiana, PA 15705

    Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing's Zeta Lambda Chapter's 6th Annual Research Education Day was held on November 9th. on IUP campus. Our guest speakers were Dr. Taylor Edwards who presented her dissertation research entitled An Examination of Undergraduate Sophomore Level Nursing Students' Personal Reflection Ability Following High-Fidelity Simulation and Video Assisted Debriefing and Dr. Nicole Custer who presented her dissertation research entitled Test Anxiety and Academic Procrastination among Pre-licensure Nursing Students. Continuing Education Credits were awarded via AACN for our nurse attendees. In conjunction with this program, select poster presentations using qualitative, quantitative, evidenced based practice or concept analysis were displayed by students and faculty on the following theme: "Evidence-Based Practice to Support Student or Client-Centered Outcomes." Light refreshments were served. Approximately 30 students and faculty attended and a good time was had by all! 

    If you have anything you'd like to see in our upcoming Spring 2017 Zeta Lambda Newsletter, please contact Roseanne at: Roseanne.anderson@iup.edu

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