Chaminade University’s School of Nursing has been approved by the Sigma Theta Tau International board of directors to join its Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing. The Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, will be amending its charter by adding the Chaminade School of Nursing at 11 a.m., on April 25, at the Japanese Cultural Center. Twenty three students will be inducted as new members of this group.  Dr. Estelle Codier, president of Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter, will conduct the induction ceremony which will also include a national representative from the International Sigma Theta Tau headquarters. There will be a reception following the charter amendment ceremony.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Membership in the honor society is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. To become part of the honor society, a school of nursing must offer a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent and be accredited by a recognized accrediting body. Founded in 1922, the honor society currently has 134,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The honor society’s 463 chapters are located at 571 institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Wales. More information on the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

For information, contact Sarah Jarvis at sarah.jarvis@chaminade.edu or (808)735-8387, or Patricia Kiladis at patricia.kiladis@chamiande.edu or (808)739-8347.

The mission of the School of Nursing at Chaminade University embraces the key elements of education and service. Specifically, it is to educate students “…to be competent and caring nursing professionals who will promote health and high standards of practice, decrease health-related disparities in society, and enhance quality of life for their patients in a dynamic health care environment.” Chaminade offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through a full-time, traditional undergraduate degree program. It also offers a RN to BSN program designed for registered nurses (RN’s) interested in continuing their education to complete a BSN degree. For more information, visit http://www.chaminade.edu/nursing/, or call (808)735-4813. 

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.eduor call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
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