Radigan elected to honor society

Radigan elected to honor society Melanie Radigan has been elected to membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as an undergraduate student through Phi Chapter at South Dakota State University in Brookings on Dec. 10.

Sigma Theta Tau works to foster, develop and connect nurse scholars and leaders worldwide to improve health care. The society promotes nursing excellence through its initiatives in research, leadership, and electronic library, programming and publications and develop and distribute nursing knowledge for use in practice.

Membership to Sigma Theta Tau is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to community leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. The undergraduate student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; be in upper 35 percent of his/her graduating class; and have completed at least one-half of the nursing curriculum to qualify for membership.

More than a quarter million nurse scholars have been introduced into Sigma Theta Tau. With 120,000 active members, it is the second largest and one of the most prestigious nursing organizations in the world. The society's members are active in more than 78 countries and territories.

on more than 450 college and university campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.

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