Sigma Theta Tau

The George Washington University School of Nursing established the Phi Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society to support students, alumni and nursing leaders. Phi Epsilon facilitates professional development through collaboration, education and development and dissemination of knowledge.

As a virtual chapter, our meetings and events are held online to allow people to join from anywhere. Our strength and success are rooted in our student and alumni members, and we look forward to welcoming nursing students and leaders into our community.

Applying to Sigma Theta Tau

Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence are invited to join during their last year of school. Criteria include a 3.5 cumulative GPA and endorsement by the faculty. Nursing professionals who did not join as students can apply to Sigma Theta Tau as a Nurse Leader candidate.

Phi Epsilon Chapter Events

The Phi Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International hosts a variety of different events throughout the year.

Call for Grant Applications

We are accepting abstracts for prospective or current research, quality improvement projects, or program development and evaluation for consideration for small grants of $500 or $250 to active Phi Epsilon members. If interested, you should submit an abstract (limited to 500 words) that answers these questions:

  • What is the title of your project or research?
  • What is the aim or purpose of your project or research?
  • How is your research designed and what is your research plan?
  • What are the sources for your research or project?
  • What are the implications for nursing?
  • Why is this project or research needed?

To submit your proposal or if you have any questions, please contact Arlene Pericak or Cameron Hogg. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 14.

Scholarly Topic Sessions

Please join us for our April session, Opiod Addiction: The Nursing Role, featuring Jess Calohan and Rhonda Schwindt. The event has instructions on how and when to join.

Spring Induction Ceremony

We will be inducting new members and chapter officers on May 18 at the Jack Morton Auditorium on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus. Invitations will be sent out shortly, so keep an eye out for those in your mailbox.

Virtual Research Poster Presentation

Sigma Theta Tau is committed to supporting learning, knowledge and professional development for nurses and Phi Epsilon is proud to highlight examples of how nurses are furthering the profession of nursing. All nursing students, clinicians, and faculty are encouraged to participate in the virtual research poster presentation.