Stephen F. Austin State University

Organizations

National Student Nurses Association

With a membership of approximately 60,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.

Stephen F. Austin State University Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing Student Nurses Association

OFFICERS FOR SFASU STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION:

Kaulie Dudley
President
kauliek@yahoo.com
(903) 780-1702

Allison Commander
Vice President
alliecomm@gmail.com
(361) 649-7578

Krystina Craig
Treasurer
krystinacr@yahoo.com
(936) 520-1773

Darian Marceaux
Secretary
darianmarceaux@yahoo.com
(832) 314-3191

Tim Hernandez
Historian
thernandez82@me.com
(512) 800-5573


SNA activities:

General Meetings* are at 6pm on Thursdays:

*SNA meetings are held in the School of Nursing Classroom Building.

Join SNA on Facebook @

www.facebook.com/groups/sfasusna

If you have a question related to SFA Student Nurses Association, please contact: sfastudentnursesassociation@gmail.com

Texas Nursing Students' Association

Texas Nursing Students' Association, Inc. (TNSA) is a student nursing association dedicated to promoting professionalism and leadership for today's students. We represent over 3,000 student nurses from across the state preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses.

Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Eta Chapter

Eric Young and new Sigma Theta Tau Omicron ETA Chapter members took food donated to the SFA Student Food Bank, as part of the 2016 Service Project!

On behalf of the Chapter, we would like to thank donors who have given generously, this year. Please note:

Karen McHaney of Lufkin, Texas generously donated to our chapter when she paid her yearly dues.

Rachel Taylor of Galveston, Texas generously donated to our chapter when she paid her yearly dues.

STTI Organizational Fact Sheet

Society Mission
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Society Vision
Sigma Theta Tau International's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.

History
In 1922, six nurses founded the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Ind., USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, thárros, and timé, meaning "love," "courage," and "honor." STTI became incorporated in 1985 as Sigma Theta Tau International Inc., a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status in the United States. Learn more about STTI's founders.
Membership
STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Here are some additional facts about our membership:
• STTI has more than 135,000 active members.
• Members reside in more than 85 countries.
• 39 percent of active members hold master's and/or doctoral degrees; 51 percent are in staff positions; 19 percent are administrators or supervisors; 18 percent are faculty/academics; and 12 percent are in advanced practice.
• There are roughly 500 chapters at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
• STTI communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing chapters globally, including those in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Jamaica, Jordan, New Zealand, and Spain.


Products and Services
From its inception, STTI has recognized the value of scholarship and excellence in nursing practice. In 1936, STTI became the first U.S. organization to fund nursing research. Today, STTI supports these values through its numerous professional development products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship. These products and services advance the learning and professional development of members and all nurses who strive to improve the health of the world's people.
• STTI, with its grant-offering partners (corporations, associations, and foundations), contributes more than US $200,000 annually to nursing research through grants, scholarships, and monetary awards.
• A number of education and research conferences are supported by STTI, including a yearly research congress that presents the latest nursing research from around the world and a biennial convention that offers nursing's best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas.
• Online continuing nursing education offers peer-reviewed interactive learning activities that are presented in a variety of learning formats including case studies, evidence-based articles, and module courses. These activities are Web-linked to full-text articles and abstracts and are available for continuing nursing education contact hours.
• The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository is an online digital service that collects, preserves, and disseminates digital materials in both abstract and full-text format. Submissions to this repository may be made by individual nurses and nursing students as well as nursing organizations.
• STTI's career development programming provides resources for every stage in the career process, from selecting nursing as a profession to active retirement.
• Leadership programs include mentoring programs and global health care think tanks.
• Alliances with other leading providers of nursing knowledge products and services round out STTI's offering and provide added value to its members.

Publications
• Journal of Nursing Scholarship is a leading peer-reviewed scholarly publication with a global circulation of 125,000. It is published bimonthly and is available in both print and full text searchable online formats to members and subscribers.
• Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing™ is a bimonthly periodical that is available in print and full text searchable online formats to subscribers. It is a leading global source of the best research and evidence available, with applications to nursing practice, administration, education, and policy.
• Scholarly books cover a wide range of topics in nursing and health care that are of interest to members and other nurses around the world.
• Reflections on Nursing Leadership is STTI's award-winning online member magazine that communicates nurses' contributions and relevance to the health of people worldwide.
• Chapter Leader Emphasis is a biannual newsletter that is sent to more than 4,000 chapter leaders.
• STTI connect is a monthly electronic newsletter sent to all members that includes chapter-specific information and announcements.
Subsidiaries
Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing
The Foundation holds all permanent funds of STTI. These assets are distributed over nine endowed or restricted funds, each established for a specific purpose. Endowed funds contain donations made by members and friends of nursing, but only the interest earned from these funds is distributed. Restricted funds hold monies that are given to STTI for a specific activity and are distributed accordingly.
Nursing Knowledge International
Nursing Knowledge International (NKI) was established in 2002 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) subsidiary of STTI. Through its e-commerce website, NKI delivers nursing knowledge that is designed to improve patient outcomes by enhancing the knowledgebase of its nurse customers. More than 82,000 nurses have joined the NKI community.
The International Honor Society of Nursing Building Corporation
Incorporated in 1993 as a corporation with 501(c)(2) status, the Building Corporation holds title to real and personal property for the benefit of STTI. It is also responsible for managing and maintaining STTI's 39,350-square-foot building and grounds
Honor Society Archives
Repository Holdings - STTI Records: 1920-2005, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, IUPUI University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis.

Please note: Your officers are here to provide a service you elected them to do. Please contact them if you would like to be more involved and how you can be more involved. There is much to be done!

Please contact Laura Logan @ 936-366-5048 or loganlm1@sfasu.edu Please call, text, or email.


All members are encouraged to attend the general meeting and the induction.
Please forward to any nurses interested in STTI and to those you know are members who are not on this mailing list!

STTI Omicron Eta Chapter- Induction of Nursing Students!


Nurse Leader and Student Inductions

Nurse Leaders May 2015

December 2015 Induction

May Class of 2015- Inductions.

December Class 2014- Inductions

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

National Office Website: http://www.nursingsociety.org/

Officers, 2015-2017

Governance Committee:

Leadership Committee:

Hospitality Committee:

Publicity Committee:

Frequently Asked Questions about STTI Membership:

1. What types of STTI membership are available to me?
There are three classifications of Membership. The classifications are:
• Undergraduate Student - Junior or senior students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least 1/2 of the nursing curriculum, rank in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and have achieved academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to at least a 3.0)
• Graduate Student - Master's and Doctoral students enrolled in graduate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least 1/4 of the nursing curriculum, have achieved academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to at least a 3.5)
• Nurse Leader - The candidates are legally recognized to practice in their countries, have at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other field and demonstrate achievement in nursing.

2.How do you determine my membership dues?
Membership dues are determined using international and chapter components.


3. How do I renew my membership next year?
A membership renewal form will be mailed to you approximately two months prior to your membership expiration date. You may also renew your membership online via the MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL form, using Visa, Discover or MasterCard.

4. If I move, can I join another chapter closer to where I now live?
Yes, you can either transfer your membership to another chapter or you can join the additional chapter and hold multiple memberships. Multiple members maintain membership in their initiating chapter by continuing to pay chapter dues and they pay the chapter dues of a second or even additional chapters. There is a US $5 administrative fee to process any request for transferring membership to another chapter or adding additional chapters.
How do I know where the nearest chapter is to my new location?
Check the STTI Chapter Directory or call 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International) to find the nearest chapter.

5. How do I become a member of more than one chapter?
Members may belong to as many chapters as they wish. There is a US $5 administrative fee to process a multiple membership request.

6. If I move or change my name, who do I notify?
Sign in to "My Membership" to update your contact information, or send changes to memserv@stti.org.

7. How long will I be considered a member of STTI?
You must pay annual membership fees to receive member benefits and publications. However, individuals can only be inducted into STTI once, therefore if you let your membership lapse at any time you will need to reactivate your membership in order to once again receive member benefits. You would not need to be inducted again. Memberships can be reactivated at any time online or calling 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International).

8. I cannot afford to renew my membership right now. What will happen to my membership?
You will become an inactive member of STTI and will no longer receive the member benefits and publications. Memberships can be reactivated at any time online or calling 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International). Members can also apply for financial assistance with membership dues through the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy.

9. I have become disabled. Does STTI have a special membership category for this?
Members who become disabled, either temporarily or permanently, may request the "retired" membership status and pay one half of the renewal fees as they renew their membership for each year that they remain disabled. Members may also apply for financial assistance with membership dues through the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy.

10. Does STTI offer scholarships?
Currently, STTI does not have any provisions for scholarships. Many chapters do offer scholarships, so you might consider asking your local chapter.

11. I've lost my membership number. How can I find out what my membership number is?
Your membership number is located on your membership card and mailing labels of society printed materials. If you are unable to locate either, simply email memserv@stti.org or call 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International).

12. I'm retired. Do I still owe the full membership dues amount listed on my renewal form?
Members who have retired from nursing employment are eligible to pay 1/2 of the total chapter and international membership fees at the time of renewal. Be sure to mark the circle on the membership renewal form indicating that you are retired. Retired rates do not apply at the time of induction. If assistance is needed at induction, please refer to the the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy.

13. Do you have a special membership fee for full-time students?
Yes, at the time of renewal, full-time students are also entitled to pay 1/2 of the chapter and international membership fees. Be sure to mark your membership renewal form indicating that you are a full-time student. Student rates do not apply at the time of induction.

14. Are membership dues tax deductible?
Yes - if paying the dues help you carry out the duties of your job. If so, they are deductible as unreimbursed employee expenses. The actual amount the taxpayer will be able to deduct is subject to specific limitations based upon the individual's tax status. The dues are not deductible as contributions. If an individual does make a separate contribution in addition to paying their dues then the additional amount only is deductible as a contribution.

Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship

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