ESU Nursing Honor Society Holds Annual Induction Ceremony
East Stroudsburg University’s Xi Beta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing recently held an induction ceremony at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pa. Sigma Theta Tau International is an organization that supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. An established professional organization of nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International consists of members demonstrating excellence in scholarship and community nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. More than 360,000 members have been inducted worldwide into Sigma Theta Tau since its founding in 1922. ESU founded its Xi Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in April 199 ESU nursing graduates and community nurse leaders must meet certain criteria in order to be nominated for membership in this honor society. Undergraduate nursing candidates are required to complete at least one half of the nursing curriculum, maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and be ranked in the top 35 percent of their graduating class. Potential members must also demonstrate academic integrity and professional leadership potential.
ESU Nursing graduates from the class of 2013 inducted into the XI Beta Chapter included Vince Arcangel, R.N., of Allentown, Pa.; Tara Getz from Jonas, Pa.; Michael Hennigan from Hawley, Pa.; Kathleen Kelly, R.N., from Stroudsburg, Pa.; Brittany Kroboth from Nazareth, Pa.; Ingrid Lochner from Colonia, N.J.; and Kaitlyn Palkon from Lincoln University, Pa. Community Nurse Leaders from Pocono Medical Center inducted into the chapter for their leadership contribution to the profession of nursing include Jane Dasti, M.S.N., CEN, R.N.; Lee King, M.S.N., M.B.A., HCA, R.N.; Brittany Smith, B.S., R.N.; and Sharon Sweeney, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.N.S.
For more information about ESU’s XI Beta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, please contact Patti Frazier, B.S., R.N., vice president, president-elect at 570-476-3417 or Patty Hannon, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., B.C., C.N.E., governance chair, ESU associate professor of nursing, at 570-422-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.