Sigma Theta Tau International

Established in 1922, the mission of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, is to improve the health of people worldwide through the development of nurse leaders and nursing knowledge. The society provides its members with opportunities and responsibilities to contribute to the accomplishment of this mission. The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau International are to:

  • recognize superior achievement
  • recognize and develop leadership qualities
  • foster high professional standards
  • encourage creative work, and
  • strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

Xi Chi Chapter Goals:

  1. Improve membership involvement
  2. Strengthen leadership succession
  3. Continue to pursue global initiatives


Call for Leaders

Xi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International would like to identify Nurse Leader candidates for membership.  Please refer to the Nurse Leader Brochure (pg. 2) for qualification criteria for Nurse Leaders.  Then invite a colleague who meets the criteria and would help to strengthen  our chapter.  Candidates are eligible for membership if they hold:

A minimum of a baccalaureate degree  (BSN or equivalent) and have demonstrated achievement in nursing in at least one of the following areas:

  • education
  • research
  • practice
  • global health
  • administration or
  • publication

NurseLeaderMember brochure

Share with a colleague the form and brochure and invite them to apply.  They can use this writeable form online or download and print.  Have them submit the Nurse Leader form and a current resume to Dr. Barbara Zimmerman, Millersville University Nursing Dept, PO Box 1002, Millersville, PA  17551 or email to:  barbara.zimmerman@millersville.edu no later than October 6th. Applicants selected by the membership committee after review will receive invitations by mail. Please follow invitation instructions to accept (and submit annual membership fee) by October 24th for induction on November 9th.

Nurse Leader Membership Application

Call for Chapter Awards

Nominations for awards are due October 9th.  Please consider nominating someone for the following awards.  The criteria and application/nomination information can be found on the Xi Chi Chapter website. Awards will be presented during Induction on November 9th.


  • Excellence in Nursing Practice (must be chapter member)
  • Excellence in Nursing Research (must be chapter member)
  • Mentor Award (must be chapter member
  • Community Leader Award (individual or group does not need to be chapter member)

In addition, Xi Chi offers a scholarship and a research grant.  Information related to these awards can be found on the website.

Please recognize your Xi Chi peers who serve nursing in a variety of ways.


Dear Xi Chi members:

One of our Xi Chi members, Dennis Freed, is doing mission work in Guatemala.  The Board of Directors is leading chapters members in international efforts and reaching out to Dennis is a great start.  There are many needs in the orphanage, but practically speaking they need financial support and prayers.

Freed Prayer Card January 2017

Freed Newsletter Dec 2016

Freed 2017 June Newsletter _Page_1

Freed 2017 June Newsletter _Page_2


CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone: 011-502-5704-7783 (Denny)

Email: dennisfreed63@gmail.com (Denny)