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Lambda Delta Chapter of Sigma International Nursing Honor Society

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Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

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More information about Sigma Theta Tau can be found at the Sigma Nursing Honor Society website.


Founded in the city of Indianapolis in 1922 by six student nurses, Sigma has grown to represent more than 140,000 nurse members in pursuit of common goals. The purposes of Sigma and its chapters are to: recognize superior achievement; recognize the development of leadership qualities; foster high professional standards; encourage creative work; and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.

In March 1990, Monmouth University’s Nursing Honor Society became a chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The official name today for the Monmouth University Chapter is the Lambda Delta Chapter of Sigma. At this time, the Lambda Delta Chapter has 250 active members. The current membership is composed of B.S.N. students, M.S.N. students, community leaders, faculty, and alumni who meet selected criteria and demonstrated professional excellence.

The Lambda Delta Chapter meets once a month. The chapter hosts guest speakers with some venues offering contact hours. Lambda Delta has received the prestigious Chapter Key Award more than once.

One of the major objectives of the Lambda Delta Chapter is to foster nursing research. To this end, the Chapter has instituted an annual research day that offers nurses the opportunity to share results of their research with colleagues. In addition, the Chapter offers an annual research grant to help successful applicants with implementation of their research proposals. Although available funds are limited, these funds will serve to encourage beginning researchers.

All of you can aspire to membership in this society. Some of you may be eligible for induction in Spring.

Eligibility Criteria


You must have completed 1/2 of the required courses by Spring semester, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 grading scale). No incomplete grades will be accepted. Download Undergraduate Application


You must have completed 12 credits by end of Spring semester, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 grading scale). No incomplete grades will be accepted. Download Graduate Application

Community Leader

You must demonstrate leadership, scholarship, and a commitment to research. Download Nurse Leader Application

Endorsement Form

Download Endorsement for Membership Form

We hope that you will explore the opportunity to join Sigma, a prestigious Honor Society in Nursing.

Faculty Counselors

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Patricia Dempsey, DNP, APN-BC, PPCNP-BC



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Joan Raso, MSN, RN, CHSE