Please complete the online form below to apply for membership. The deadline for membership applications is July 1 of each year.

Membership Eligibility Criteria

Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Kappa Membership Eligibility Criteria

BACCALAUREATE Program Students

  • Completed at least one half of the required nursing component of the baccalaureate curriculum and have demonstrated ability in nursing
  • Have a cumulative grade average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale and/or rank within the top 35% of the class
  • Show evidence of leadership potential through involvement in University, professional, and/or community activities.

MASTERS Program Students

  • Completed at least one fourth of the academic program, and have demonstrated academic integrity
  • Have a grade point average of 3.5 on a four-point scale
  • Show evidence of leadership potential through involvement in University, professional, and/or community activities

DOCTORAL Program Students (DNP and PHD)

  • Completed at least one fourth of the academic program, and have demonstrated academic integrity
  • Have a grade point average of 3.5 on a four-point scale
  • Show evidence of leadership potential through involvement in University, professional, and/or community activities.

COMMUNITY NURSE LEADER (NON-STUDENT) applicants

  • Be legally recognized to practice nursing in their country
  • Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field
  • Demonstrate achievement in nursing. Candidates will be asked to explain how they have met the achievement criteria in nursing categories below (examples are available for each category):
    • Scholarship
    • Leadership
    • Service
    • Practice
Invitation to Induction

Applicants will be notified of the Beta Kappa Chapter’s decision in early September. If invited to induction and membership:

  1. The STTI on-line final application must be completed, including payment of the first year of membership dues
  2. The induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with UVA’s Family Weekend.