Rho Epsilon, Stevenson University's chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, is open to undergraduate and graduate nursing candidates who demonstrate scholastic achievement, academic integrity, and leadership qualities. Undergraduate candidates are invited to join the society when they meet the following eligibility requirements: completing at least one-half of the required nursing component of the baccalaureate curriculum; maintaining at least a 3.00 GPA; and ranking in the top 35% of their class. Graduate candidates are invited to join the society when they meet the following eligibility requirements: completing at least one-quarter of the graduate curriculum; maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA; and meeting the expectation of academic integrity. Nurses in the community who demonstrate excellence in practice and leadership may also be nominated. A formal induction ceremony is held during the spring semester. The purpose of Sigma Theta Tau International is to create a community of leaders and scholars in practice, education, and research to enhance the health of all people. The society supports learning and professional development of members to improve nursing care worldwide.
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