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Membership Criteria

1. Nursing Student – enrolled in baccalaureate or graduate program

2. Nurse Leader – RN with baccalaureate degree or higher working in nursing

1. Nursing Student Membership Criteria

Students are invited to join the Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society, through Kappa Mu Chapter at Winona State University.

Undergraduate Students must:

  • have completed ½ 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 ½ 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 Doctorate) must:

  • have completed ¼ 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.

2. Nurse Leader Membership Criteria

Professional nurses in the community are invited to join the Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society, through Kappa Mu Chapter at Winona State University.

Nurse Leader Candidates must:

  • Legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country
  • Minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field
  • Demonstrated achievement in nursing

How to Join: Click here to submit an application
Examples of Achievement in Nursing:

  • Creativity/Innovation in clinical practice
  • Leadership qualities contributing to improved health care
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Curriculum development
  • Improvement of the status of nursing organizations
  • Innovative student-focused learning approaches
  • Research development utilization
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Staff development
  • Mentoring of colleagues
  • Innovative professional recognition of programs

Some of the Achievements Listed on Forms submitted by Previous Candidates:

  • Nursing faculty member for 23 years
  • Writing articles for Nursing Spectrum magazine
  • Recognized for outstanding care of treating special patients in Saudi Arabia
  • Adjunct instructor, write monthly health columns for local newspaper
  • Began precepting newer nurses
  • Developed classes to help educate the staff on certain areas
  • In charge of a 24 bed open heart surgery unit
  • Team leader of a critical care ambulance
  • Care of indigent, homeless, migrant patients
  • Developed and ran nursing health education services for rural education
  • Increased nursing services with Medicaid grants
  • Team researcher in Distance Learning Project
  • Reviewer of "The Journal of Nursing Education"
  • Forensic nurse who forged collaboration between police, rape crisis interviewers and medical teams
  • Expert witness in area of forensic medical evaluations
  • Senior leadership as a nurse in the Navy for 33 years
  • Received military medal for excellence
  • Spoke at a convention of a national organization
  • Advocates for the profession in state government
  • Received award from AANP (or other national organization)
  • Nominated as Nurse of the Year by ________ organization
  • Served on various task forces, staff retention teams, and councils
  • Held executive offices in nursing organizations
  • Served as an undergraduate curriculum committee representative
  • Experienced lecturer on topic of expertise- Developed cancer screening programs to meet the needs of the under insured and those in rural communities- Serve on the board of directors of nursing or other organization
  • Worked on developing policy, procedures and nurse position statements to improve patient care