November 17, 2017
53 undergraduate and graduate Nursing students from the University of New England were inducted into the Kappa Zeta-at-Large Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses in a ceremony that featured Debra Kramlich, Ph.D., R.N., CNE, CCRN-K, assistant professor of Nursing, as the keynote speaker.
Founded in 1922 by six nurses at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, STTI now has roughly 520 chapters with more than 135,000 active members residing in more than 90 countries worldwide. Locally, the honor society invites graduate and senior undergraduate nursing students from nursing programs at UNE, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and the University of Southern Maine who have demonstrated academic excellence with a minimum 3.5 GPA to become members. Additionally, licensed nurses with at least a baccalaureate degree and demonstrate excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service are eligible to apply for membership. Nathan Desjardins was among the UNE students honored at this year’s ceremony. The police officer about to enter his final year of nursing school was inducted posthumously after dying in the line of duty while on a rescue mission on the Saco River.
To learn more about the University of New England’s Westbrook College of Health Professions visit www.une.edu/wchp
To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions