BU Nursing STTI Chapter Earns Awards

December 12, 2011

Epsilon Epsilon has had a GREAT year! The local chapter has been awarded two Showcase of Regional Excellence awards. Showcase of Regional Excellence is designed to recognize work of chapters in relation to the biennial Presidential Call-to-Action. The first award was in the category of "Contributing to Global Health", where Epsilon Epsilon offered a program to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse, with Douglas Pavkov speaking of his experiences in Africa with the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. The second award was in the category of "Creating Welcoming Environments", where Epsilon Epsilon implemented several ideas to increase student member participation in chapter activities.

Epsilon Epsilon also was awarded the Chapter Key Award! This award honors chapters who excel in chapter-related activities such as membership recruitment and retention, publicity and programming, professional and leadership development, and local, national and international collaboration. This is the first time Epsilon Epsilon has received this distinction.

STTI, an international honor society of nursing, is a global community of nurse leaders with members belonging to 475 chapters who live in 90 countries.  Though this network, members lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world's people.  Membership in STTI is by invitation to nursing students who have completed at least one-half of the nursing curriculum, have a GPA greater than 3.0, rank in upper 35th percentile of their class and meet the expectation of academic integrity.