Membership Information

For information on the 2017 induction ceremony please contact:

Cheryl Segaric (UBC)
Coby Tschanz  (UVic)

Membership Description & Benefits By seeking membership in Sigma Theta Tau International and Xi Eta Chapter, you are aspiring to join nurses who are clinicians, educators, administrators and researchers who lead and support the profession’s journey toward improved patient care and have demonstrated personal commitment to nursing excellence. More membership information on the Sigma Theta Tau International Website here.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Professional affiliation
  • Networking opportunities: Fall dinner, Spring dinner, Induction, Ethel Johns Research Day, Pre-conference workshops.
  • Continuing education
  • Print and electronic access to nursing research
  • Leadership and career development programs
  • Mentoring opportunities with other nurses
  • Informative publications: Image: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Reflection (international newsletter), X-Claim (Xi Eta chapter’s newsletter)
  • Research grants and scholarships
  • Awards and recognition of excellence

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Sigma Theta Tau is the international honour society of nursing. The purposes of the society are to:

  1. Recognize superior achievement.
  2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  3. Foster high professional standards.
  4. Encourage creative work.
  5. Strengthen commitments to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

The qualifications for the selection of membership are defined as follows:

ALL candidates shall have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement, evidence of professional leadership potential and marked achievement in the field of nursing.

A.  Candidates selected from students enrolled in the following accredited nursing programs must show evidence of superior scholastic achievement and academic integrity.

  1. BACCALAUREATE Program: Students who have completed at least one half of the required nursing component of the baccalaureate curriculum and have demonstrated ability in nursing shall be eligible. Students shall have a cumulative grade average of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale. The number of students from any one class shall not exceed one third of the total number expected to graduate from that class. Basic students who are elected shall rank not lower than the highest 35% of their class in scholarship.
  2. MASTERS Programs: Students are eligible for membership if they have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale have completed at least one fourth of their academic program, and have demonstrated academic integrity.
  3. DOCTORAL Programs: Students are eligible for membership if they have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale have completed at least one fourth of their academic program, and have demonstrated academic integrity.
  4. NURSE LEADER STUDENTS: Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in Canada, and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree shall be eligible to be considered as a nurse leader at any point in the program.

B.  NURSE LEADER: a nurse leader, who is a registered nurse, legally recognized to practice in Canada with a baccalaureate or higher degree must demonstrate superior contribution to the nursing profession. Please provide evidence of accomplishments in the following two categories.

1. Attainment of a leadership role through:
a)      activities within the professional community
b)      activities within the community at large

2. Marked achievement in nursing through:
a)      contributions to the nursing literature
b)      continuing education, formal and informal, for self and others
c)      the development and implementation of original nursing projects which improve care to clients and/or administration of a health care organization or nursing unit.


  1. Two letters of endorsement (see form attached) are required of each applicant. For nurse leader applicants, two letters of endorsement are required from active Xi Eta members. For student applicants, one of these two letters must be from an active member of Xi Eta and one of the two endorsements must be from a faculty member the School of Nursing.
  2. Graduate student and nurse leader applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae with their application.
  3. Nurse leader applicants must provide proof of current practicing R.N. registration.
  4. It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that their application is completed by the appointed date. The committee will NOT notify applicants that their application is incomplete. The application will not be considered unless it is complete.
  5. Applications are non-returnable, but will remain on file for a period of one year.
  6. All applications must be completed and received by July 1st.
  7. All applications must be signed and dated by the applicant. By signing the application, applicants understand that the chapter’s Governance Committee will manage this process and accompanying material confidentially.
  8. Send completed application to:

Governance Committee, Xi Eta Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International
School of Nursing
The University of British Columbia
T 201 – 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 2B5

I.  A scanned PDF application will be accepted, but where required sealed official   transcripts and letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the sponsor/referee to the above address.

J. Applicants will be notified of the chapter’s decision by December 1st.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are comprised of both STTI and Xi Eta fees. The total amount is approximately $130.00 USD annually and is paid through the STTI website.

For updated information, contact the Treasurer Larry Luster.

Membership Forms

Click on a link to download the form:


The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Inc. (STTI) headquarters is located in the United States of America, and please be advised that your personal information will be submitted to and stored by STTI as a candidate for membership. An invitation for membership will be sent to you on behalf of the chapter by STTI. The information contained in the application may be subject to lawful access requests by governmental authorities in the United States pursuant to the U.S. Patriot Act.

For any questions or concerns regarding the application process, contact Susan Rushton

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