NURSING HONOR SOCIETY
SIGMA THETA TAU, KAPPA DELTA chapter
The International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, is represented at La Salle University through the Kappa Delta Chapter. The goals of the society are to (1) recognize superior achievement, (2) recognize the development of leadership qualities, (3) foster high professional standards, (4) encourage creative work, and (5) strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession. Membership is by application following invitation. Students who have completed half of the nursing curriculum, rank in the upper one-third of their graduating class, and have achieved academic excellence (a nursing GPA of at least a 3.0 (or higher dependent on the G.P.A. of the upper 1/3 of the total class). The society inducts new members once a year.
NATIONAL STUDENTS NURSES’ ASSOCIATION (NSNA)
The National Student Nurses’ Association is a pre-professional organization for nursing students. This organization, which numbers more than 300,000 student nurses enrolled in all program levels of nursing education, exists not only at the national level, but also at both the state level (Pennsylvania's chapter is known as SNAP—Student Nurses of Pennsylvania), and the school/chapter level. The undergraduate nursing program at La Salle School of Nursing and Health Sciences has an active chapter of SNAP. Students learn and develop professional qualities and leadership skills; and they participate in service activities throughout the school, campus, and community. Students may attend national and statewide conferences offered by the NSNA.
Students enrolled in the day full-time nursing program and in the evening/weekend ACHIEVE program are eligible to join, and all students are strongly encouraged to become actively involved in SNAP.