Sigma Theta Tau International is an honor society for nurses and nursing students. The mission of the organization is to enhance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. The organization has more than 135,000 active members who reside in more than 85 countries.
The Eta Mu Chapter, which is affiliated with the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden was chartered in the spring of 1984. Consistent with the mission of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Eta Mu Chapter seeks to induct members who demonstrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Sigma Theta Tau invites undergraduate students who have completed at least one half of their nursing curriculum and who are ranked in the top 35 percent of their class to join the chapter. Graduate students who have achieved excellence according to the standards of the organization and have completed at least one quarter of their nursing curriculum shall also be considered for induction. The chapter also welcomes nurse leaders to apply for induction. These individuals are graduates of BSN programs but were not inducted while attending their nursing programs. They may apply for induction based on evidence that they have demonstrated the qualities and values of the organization. Induction occurs toward the end of the spring semester. For further details see the induction information tab on this page.