Sigma Theta Tau - The University of Tulsa

Sigma Theta Tau

Zeta Delta Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society is the cooperative chapter between The University of Tulsa and Northeastern State University. It is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care.

Membership Requirements

Undergraduate Students
• must have completed at least one half of the nursing curriculum
• must rank in the upper 35% of their graduating class
• must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average
• must meet the expectation of academic integrity
• must have two endorsements

Organizational Mission

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.

Society Vision

The vision of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.

Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Here are some additional facts about our membership:

  • More than 405,000 members have been inducted worldwide.
  • The honor society has more than 130,000 active members.
  • Members reside in 86 countries.
  • 46 percent of active members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees; 26 percent are staff nurse/clinicians; 21 percent are nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, or clinical specialists; 18 percent are administrators or supervisors; and 22 percent are educators or researchers.
  • There are 463 chapters on college campuses in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Wales, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • The honor society communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing a chapter in other countries and territories, including Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Spain, and Thailand.

The honor society produces a variety of publications that also support the learning and professional development of nurses:

  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship, a leading, peer-reviewed scholarly journal with a global circulation of 125,000, is published quarterly and is available in both print and full-text, searchable online formats to members and subscribers.
  • Reflections on Nursing Leadership is the honor society’s award-winning, quarterly online member magazine that communicates nurses’ contributions and relevance to the health of people worldwide.
  • Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing™, a quarterly periodical available in print and full text, searchable online formats to members and subscribers, is a leading global source of the best research and evidence available with applications to nursing practice, administration, education and policy.
  • Chapter Leader Emphasis is a biannual newsletter sent to more than 3,500 chapter leaders.
  • Create the Future is a monthly electronic newsletter sent to all members.
  • Scholarly books on a wide range of topics in nursing and health care of interest to members and other nurses around the world.


Title: Arleen Crutcher, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: Collins College of Business
Address: Chapman Hall 315
Phone: (918) 631-2902
National Web site: