Apr 18, 2013
Nursing Students Inducted to International Honor Society
Officers from Theta Gamma Chapter-at-Large of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society of Briar Cliff University and Morningside College recently inducted 20 nursing students and five nursing community leaders into membership.
Briar Cliff University inductees to STTI were: Paul Blanchard, Waltham, Minn.; Melinda Brosh, Scranton, Iowa; Karen Brown, RN, Sioux City; Emily Campbell, Overland Park, Kan.
Teresa Fritz, RN, Murdock, Neb.; Danielle Merchant, Sioux City; Shannon O'Connell-Persaud, Dakota Dunes, S.D.; Abbie Ostrihonsky, Sioux City; and Susan Roemen, RN, Cherokee, Iowa.
Morningside College inductees to STTI were: Robin Jackson, Urbandale, Iowa; Jewel Sheley, South Sioux City, Neb.; Tabitha Shepherd, Corning, Iowa; Tessa Sievert, Akron, Iowa; and Kara Yoerger, Sioux City.
Master of Science in Nursing graduate students were: Christine Bikakis-Miller, BSN, RN, Sioux City; Julie Dolphin, BSN, RN, Cherokee, Iowa; Susan Miller, BSN, RN, Harrisburg, SD; Lois Pirozek, BSN, RN, Sioux City; Cathy Robinson, BSN, RN, Calumet, Iowa; and Tasha Visser, BSN, RN, Sanborn, Iowa;
Community nursing leaders inducted to STTI were: Beth Certain, MSN, MHA, RN, Sioux City;
Pam Fox, MSN, RN, Dakota Dunes, S.D.; Shannon Merk, BSN, RN, Kingsley, Iowa; Margo Nixon, MSN, RN, Moville, Iowa; and Beth Sitzmann, MSN, RN, Le Mars, Iowa.
STTI is the only international nursing honor society with members belonging to 470 chapters at colleges and universities in 86 countries. Members lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.
To be inducted to the nursing honor society, undergraduate and graduate students must have completed at least 50 percent of the credit requirements for their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and rank in the upper 35 percent of their class in grade-point average.