The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), now known as Sigma, is a national organization committed to global nursing excellence through service, research, leadership, scholarship, knowledge, and professional development all centered on improving world health. Mount Carmel College of Nursing had the honor of establishing its own chapter in April 2002, Rho Omicron.
On November 9, 2017, 88 new members were inducted into MCCN's Rho Omicron Chapter of Sigma, during a festive and dynamic ceremony held in the MSB Auditorium at Mount Carmel West. The inductees consisted of students and nurses from the undergraduate program, RN-BSN program, graduate program, and community leaders. All in attendance had the opportunity to listen to an outstanding and engaging presentation given by guest speaker and class of 1957 alumna, Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, entitled “Nursing Leadership through Sigma Theta Tau.” Dr. Milstead spoke to the new inductees concerning the benefits of continued membership in STTI. She outlined the career, research, and philanthropic opportunities of membership in this honor society. She emphasized the importance of maintaining membership and the role it can play in members’ lives for professional development, leadership, scholarship, career advancement, educational learning, networking and many other benefits.
Rho Omicron would also like to send a warm thank you to our basket donors from the College and the MCCN Board of Trustees for their amazing generosity; with your help, Rho Omicron was able to raise $993.00 for scholarships and grants. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts – what an outpouring of giving at this time of year. As always, we can count on our MCCN family.