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University of Maryland School of Nursing Hosts Inaugural Fall Pi Chapter Honor Society Induction Ceremony

December 17, 2015

Membership is offered for excellence in nursing and scholarship.

Baltimore, Md. –The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) recently held its first fall Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Chapter, induction ceremonies in Baltimore and at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). A class of 102, consisting of students and community leaders, was inducted.

STTI seeks to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Membership is offered to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who have demonstrated excellence by scholarship. Nurses who exhibit exceptional achievements in nursing can also be invited to join via the Nurse Leadership option.

“Pi Chapter is one of the oldest and largest chapters of Sigma Theta Tau in the world. We have members who are recognized globally for their accomplishments and service to nursing,” said Pi Chapter President Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN, chair of the UMSON program at USG. “We are proud of our new inductees and wish them success in their ongoing scholarship, leadership, and service to the nursing profession.”

Awarding membership encourages, fosters, and actively supports further professional development, thus promoting nursing scholarship, leadership, creativity, and commitment to nursing, fulfilling the purposes of STTI. Membership is conferred solely on the basis of specified eligibility.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked sixth nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.