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The Nursing Department of IU Holds First Induction Ceremony for Honor Society

On Sunday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m., Immaculata University´s Department of Nursing is hosting its first induction ceremony as a member of Delta Tau Chapter-At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. Delta Tau has been in existence for twenty-six years. Immaculata joins other members, Neumann College, Holy Family University, and Eastern University in celebrating this event that will take place in the Great Hall on the campus of Immaculata University. A reception will follow.
The Nursing Honor Society of Immaculata was founded in 1998. In October 2004, Immaculata University´s Department of Nursing Honor Society applied for membership to Delta Tau Chapter- At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International, which provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education, and research to enhance the health of all people. To be eligible for membership, undergraduate candidates are required to have completed at least half of the nursing curriculum; have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale); rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class; and meet the expectation of academic integrity.
The guest speaker for the induction ceremony is Dr. Nancy Sharts-Hopko, professor and director of the Doctoral Program at Villanova University. Dr. Sharts-Hopko has taught both graduate and undergraduate students at Villanova University since 1986. Her nursing background is in maternal infant and women´s health. She has published research on women´s health perceptions during various health and life transitions, including menopause. She serves on the board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr. Janice L. Cranmer, B.S., M.S.N., Ed.D., R.N., associate professor of nursing and chair of the Nursing Department and Dr. Margaret Lacey, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., A.O.C.N., professor of nursing, comment that, "The faculty of the Department of Nursing at Immaculata University proudly announces the initial induction of members on April 30, into the Delta Tau – At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. This is the culmination of an eight-year endeavor by the students, alumni, and faculty of the Department of Nursing. The faculty wish to acknowledge the late Dr. Jean Brown in fulfilling this dream."
For more information on the event, please contact the Department of Nursing at 610-647-4400, ext. 3497.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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4.21.06