How to Join

Thank you for your interest in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). 
There are two ways to become a member of our organization.

As a Nurse Leader
Nursing professionals not previously inducted as nursing students and not currently enrolled in a nursing program can join as a Nurse Leader by meeting the criteria listed below. 

Nurse Leader candidates must:

  • Be legally recognized to practice nursing in her/his country
  • Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field
  • Demonstrate achievement in nursing

As a Student

Students enrolled in a nursing program at Columbia University School of Nursing, and meeting the following criteria will be invited to join. 

Basic nursing program (prelicensure Master's Direct Entry) must
  • complete ½ of the nursing curriculum
  • achieve academic excellence
  • rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class
  • maintain academic integrity.

Registered Nurse graduate students (master's and doctorate) must
  • complete ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (3.5 or higher);
  • maintain academic integrity.

For more information on how to join
Please contact the Alpha Zeta Counselor (see Executive Board) or visit the Sigma website.