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BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2014 – King University, along with East Tennessee State University,
Lincoln Memorial University, and Milligan College came together on Nov. 6, 2014 to
become a chapter-at-large for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing.
Several undergraduate and graduate nursing students were invited to join this prestigious
King is now an official chapter-at-large for Sigma Theta Tau,” says Penny Neal, PhD(c),
CPNP, president of the Epsilon Sigma chapter-at-large. “This is a great opportunity
for our students to become connected with an international network of nurse scholars
and clinicians. We are so proud of our students who have joined the honor society.
We will be hosting our chapter's research conference this spring at the Hardin Valley
campus and are planning several events for our members and the greater nursing community.”
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. Founded in 1922, with members in 490 chapters throughout
85 countries, STTI supports the learning and professional development of nurses making
a difference in global health.
The organization’s founders chose the Greek words for love, courage, and honor to
represent their honor society. One of the highest honors a student nurse can receive
is to be asked to join the society. 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. Sigma Theta Tau International's vision is
to be the global organization of choice for nursing and to bring recognition to nursing
as a science.
Benefits for members include access to education and research conferences; grant funding
for research; online continuing education; career development; and leadership opportunities
along with access to an extensive online publication repository including the Virginia
Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. The focus is on scholarship and research, primarily
the advancement of the profession of nursing and academic excellence.
“Through the support of this organization, King nursing students will have the opportunity
to expand their knowledge and career networking opportunities,” added Neal.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in
1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional
degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business
administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning
opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA
Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.