Nursing Honor Society at SHSU

Want to learn, serve, lead and grow with other nurses? Sam Houston State University's School of Nursing offers a Nursing Honor Society.

While students at SHSU have been accepted to the Zeta Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI or ΣΘΤ) in past semesters, many students prefer to belong to a local chapter. Our School of Nursing's Honor Society is a first step to founding a local chapter of STTI.

Membership to the SHSU Nursing Honor Society is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

Membership Criteria

Undergraduate Students who:

  • have completed half of the nursing curriculum (S1, S2 students).
  • achieve academic excellence and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.)
  • rank in the upper 35th percentile of cohort.
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Nurse Leader Candidates must:

  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in their country.
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field.
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing.


  • Students can nominate preceptors that they feel would be great candidates or potential nurse leaders can apply themselves.
  • Applications are available from Mrs. Mona Cockerham, counselor of the Nursing Honor Society.
  • Community leaders should submit an application and CV/resume.
  • Members of Sigma Theta Tau International should submit an application and STTI member number.

I'm Invited, Now What?

  • Complete an application and other requested materials.
  • Submit application as directed by the Nursing Honor Society counselor.
  • Annual dues are $35 and include in one-year membership, honor cords, and your reception ticket for induction. (Note: Current SHSU Honor Society member will become members of an STTI chapter at SHSU once founded. At that time, dues will increase to $110.)

Membership Benefits

  • Two to three (2-3) general meetings per year with at least one free Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for each meeting.
  • A venue to present future work.
  • A way to keep in touch with the School of Nursing, other alumni, and network with other professionals.
  • Contributions to the profession through scholarships.

Questions About Membership?

Contact Mrs. Mona Cockerham, counselor of the Nursing Honor Society.