Thank you for visiting the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Iota Chapter website of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing! We are proud to be holders of the Chapter Key Award and the Showcase of Regional Excellence Awards for outstanding achievement in Connection and Collaboration, Philanthropy, and Advocacy. We take pride in being the 8th chapter chartered in the society and work to stay up-to-date with society happenings. This website is meant to keep our current members and prospective members informed of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, chapter news, and recent Iota Chapter recognitions. For more about Sigma, please visit the “About Us” tab at the top left of this web page and connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn using the links below! 

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Iota chapter was proud to sponsor the VUSN Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshop.

Iota chapter was proud to sponsor the VUSN Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshop




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Chapter News

  • Mariann Piano Inducted to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

    Iota chapter is so proud to have another of our VUSN faculty inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Congratulations Mariann!!!
  • 2019 Induction photos are in!

    We had an inspiring induction ceremony on 4/28!  Thank you to those who were able to attend and to our amazing special speakers Dean Linda Norman, Dr. Rolanda Johnson, Dr. Natasha McClure, and Ashtyn Turnbow.
  • Scholarship Awards

    On behalf of the Iota Chapter Board, we would like to congratulate our 3rd quarter scholarship awardees!

    Susan Andrews - "The Identification of Best Practices for Short Term Medication Mission Trips and Implications for Practice Guideline Development to Improve Global Health Outcomes" presentation at Sigma's International Nursing Research Congress

    Carrie Plummer - "Providing Home Environment Interventions for Pediatric Patients with Uncontrolled Asthma – A Community Health Class Initiative"

    Susan Newbold - Travel Award to present Nursing Informatics Boot Camp @ 2019 Convention
  • Celebrating Philanthropy!

    Iota Chapter would like to honor chapter members who have generously contributed to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing to support nursing research, leadership, and Sigma's future. Thank you!!

    Myra Jones
    Joyce Laben
    Renate Meier
    Linda Norman
    Patrick Palmieri
    Benjamin Smallheer
    Karen Starr
    Elizabeth Weiner
    Robert Wilkinson
  • VUSN is in the Top 10 Nursing Schools!!!

  • VUSN Diversity Day Poster Awards

    Iota chapter was proud to award sponsor the VUSN Diversity Day Poster Session. We are so proud of the work of all our VUSN students and would like to congratulate our poster award winners:

    3rd place: Mental Health in Asian and Asian American Patients by Eileen Yin and Naomi Chan

    2nd place: Representation Matters: Towards an Equitable Future by Akaninyene Ruffin and Jaela Cabrera McDonald 

    1st place: Health Concerns for Migrant Agricultural Workers by Olivia Wreford

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