Welcome to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's 

                         Zeta Lambda Chapter Website!
                          New Inductees, Spring 2017



              Induction special guest speaker and 'Nursing Excellence' Award Winner,


                       Dr. Susan Poorman, receiving award from Dr. Lora Ott, Awards Chair


                          Fall 2017 Research Education Day...  


                          Dr. Elaine Little Presenting on Nursing Students' Knowledge

                     & Attitude toward Older People


                                                               .....Students, Faculty & ZL Officers at

                                Sigma Conference

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.

Students are invited to join the honor society through one of 469 chapters located at more than 586 colleges and universities around the world. To find out more about chapters in your region, review the Chapter Directory.

     Undergraduate Students must

  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum (second semester, junior year);
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.0 or higher);
  • 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 ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.0 or higher);
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

     Graduate Students (Master's and Doctorate) must

  • have completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a 3.5 or higher);
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

     Nurse Leader Candidates must

  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country;
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field;
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing.

Cost of Membership

The cost of membership to Zeta Lambda, STTI is $85 per year.  This includes $65 for the international fee, and $20 for the chapter fee.

Questions about membership?

Contact Member Services at 888.634.7575 (US/Canada) or +1.317.634.8171 memserv@stti.iupui.edu 

You may also visit http://www.nursingsociety.org for more information.

In order to access the following, you must be a member:
The latest Zeta Lambda NEWSLETTER can be accessed, as well as all  a
rchived ZL Newsletters by clicking the following link:

***More Zeta Lambda Archived EVENT PHOTOS can be viewed by searching 'Zeta Lambda' under 'Resources' at the top of the webpage.



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Chapter News

  • Zeta Lambda Spring 2018 Induction Planning, Research-Education Day Fall 2017

    SAVE THE DATE! Zeta Lambda Chapter will be hosting our 2018 Spring Induction on Saturday, April 14th. at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana. There are 36 candidates who will be inducted into the honor society and the 'Nursing Excellence Award' will also be given at the luncheon. Mr. Scott Rhoades, MS, RN, President, Chief Nursing Officer, The Center for Aerospace Nursing Excellence will be our inspirational guest speaker this year and will be presenting on "Project Breckinridge – The Reduced Gravity Flight Research Experience.'

    If any of our members would like to attend the ceremony please download and fill out the registration form [under 'upcoming events' below] and submit NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, APRIL 5th. at 4:30pm, along with your payment to: Mrs. Johanna Boothby, Treasurer, c/o IUP, Room #253 Johnson Hall, 1010 Oakland Avenue, Indiana, PA 15705. Phone: (724) 357-3421. Make Checks payable to: Zeta Lambda Chapter.... We hope to see you there!

    The Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing's Zeta Lambda Chapter's 7th Annual Research Education Day was held on Wednesday, November 8th. on IUP campus. Our guest speaker was Dr. Elaine Little who shared her research entitled: 'An Investigation of the Most Influential Factors Predicting Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitude Toward Older Persons.' 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 was displayed by students and faculty on the following theme: "Innovation in Practice & Education Environments."  Over 180 students attended/ presented and a good time was had by all!

    If you have anything you'd like to see in our upcoming  2018 Spring Zeta Lambda Newsletter, please contact our ZL Newsletter Chair, Roseanne at: Roseanne.anderson@iup.edu

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