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Nov 9, '02Okay, this is why I am asking. How do I get in? I need to start networking to help me get into grad school. Is it worth it? Is it just some eletist old boy(girl) club? What merit does it have?
Nov 9, '02Adriene,
Go to the web site, click on membership. The criteria for nomination and induction should be listed.
STTI is an honor society, not a sorority. I guess for me personally it was a significant honor to be nominated. The merit that it has is that membership indicates academic excellence, leadership, scholorship, and integrity. The benefits that I like include their research journal, other publications, networking, and I receive a weekly update on all research published in my areas of nursing interest. There are many other benefits, but those are the one's that I use most often.
Nov 9, '02Originally posted by konni
Kevin, why did you resign?
Bottom line was that since I was a male, pursuing (at the time) my degree in anesthesia, and had no intention of ever being a nursing professor, the organization was not a good match for me. I resigned.
Nov 9, '02Thanks for your reply Kevin.
I was just curious because I was passed over for induction my senior year of nursing school. The local chapter would induct the top 35% of the class (who coughed up the $$$) who had above a 3.0. I had the GPA but my highly competitive nursing class had 50% of the class with 3.0 or greater. I was just below the line.
Initially I was upset (I am a sucker for honors) but then I got out in the real world and realized unless you were into "community nursing" or nursing education, STT was pretty useless. I don't know if it will hurt my future CRNA application if I am not a member, but I figure being a CCRN will mean more.
Don't flame me, STT members, as I think it's useless for me at this point in my life.
Oh, and I think you're a REAL nurse.
Nov 10, '02I was inducted in about 1987. Had an instructor in my senior year that was a sponsor or something in the local chapter. She knew that I was eligible for membership (I had no intention of spending the money) and she asked me about when I was going to join (not if). She had a rather harsh reputation as an instructor and being an older student I knew enough to know that her inquiry was my que to join. So I gave in and joined and I had very little trouble out of the old battle ax in clinical that year while all those "not worthy" of the honor of membership suffered. Never paid any dues after getting out of school and now I don't even hear from them anymore.
Nov 10, '02You do not have to be in STT to get in to graduate school. I was not and got accepted to MSN program. I was inducted afterwards, as all graduate students are invited to join who have 3.0 or better. Kind of stupid as my program would not allow you to have anyting less than a 3.0 in any semester. And as I recall all gradutes were invited to join regardless of GPA, just had to find a sponsor. My advisor was the faculty chair for STT so she sponsored me. So if you want to join get into graduate school, then join, it is easier than trying as an undergraduate where you have to be invited based on GPA, etc....I have find my local chapter active, and they have tried to recruit me to be a board member as has the alumni assoc., but I just do not have the time. I am in a Doctoral program which is just to busy and working 50 hours a week is just too much to add any additional responsibility to my plate. Yes I think CCRN would be more beneficial for you to have for CRNA school than being a member of STT...Just my opinion.....
Nov 10, '02Originally posted by adrienurse
Okay, this is why I am asking. How do I get in? I need to start networking to help me get into grad school. Is it worth it? Is it just some eletist old boy(girl) club? What merit does it have?
Nov 10, '02Originally posted by JWRN
You do not have to be in STT to get in to graduate school. I was not and got accepted to MSN program. I was inducted afterwards, as all graduate students are invited to join who have 3.0 or better.