Phi Theta Kappa - page 3

I received an invitation today to join Phi Theta Kappa & was wondering if anyone else is a member? We have a pizza party next month & at the end of Oct. we have our induction & reception. :) The only... Read More

  1. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by FTell001
    I had to laugh about the part "all those report cards I had to hide"!! I was the same way in high school...but NOT in college!
    We had a candlelight induction ceremony for PTK and...yeah..we had to keep the ole GPA way up there!
    We had the candlelight ceremony too. And yeah had to keep the GPA up.
  2. by   cloudydrms
    I just joined PTK a couple of weeks ago after receiving an invite. Lisa, it's funny though that although we attend the same school but different locations that your fee was higher than mine. Mine was only $43. I did hear that our branch of the school really wasn't a very involved chapter. I think that your branch may be the main one from DE. Hence the increased price? Weird, huh?

    Anyway, I'm hoping to maintain the 3.5 through clinicals and be able to wear the sash at graduation. Keeping the old fingers crossed.

  3. by   nrselisa
    Hi Cindy! That is crazy that they charge a different price. My candle light induction is tomorrow, but I won't be there. I'll be at the hospital for my evening clinical.

  4. by   NurseAngie
    Originally posted by snlisa
    Nurse Angie,
    Our fee is $60.00. I really want to wear that sash when I graduate though.

    I just received another invite (I'm at a new school and in the RN program now) and the fee is $60.00!!!!!! I'm still not going to join though. I am going to save the invitation in my scrapbook though!

  5. by   dstudent
  6. by   LuvaNurse04
    Hi everybody! I brought this back to the top because I'm having the official induction ceremony on Friday. I wanted to know how was it for those of you who have attended it. I'm just curious to know if the ceremony varies by school. Does everyone have a candlelight ceremony? Thanks for any replies.
  7. by   Nurse2bSandy
    My induction ceremony last year was a very nice buffet of finger foods... pupus, here in Hawaii. The cafeteria was decorated nicely. Then all of us to be inducted sat in the front, sort of like a grad ceremony while a bunch of stuff was read about PTK. We each got to write a 3x5 card about ourself, goals with college, etc. It was a very nice reception, got some little trinkets and a rose. Ours was in the daytime and we had no candles.
    I brought my family. There was this one gal... a young, single mom, first one in her family to go to college... her dad was so proud of her he took flash pictures of her throughout the whole thing. It was very cute!
    PTK is responsible for me being offered a $14000 scholarship... very worth the $60 dues! I'm glad to have the excuse to keep my grades up... I may have been lazy had I not had the PTK scholarship hanging over my head!
  8. by   camkib
    Hola Lilmamita,

    I was inducted in March of this year. We also had a candlelight ceremony. There were speeches given by ptk's president and our chapter president. The certificates were handed out.......and then we ate. Like Sandy, I brought my 14 year old fell asleep! I haven't been very active since induction...It's funny...I can't participate in ptk events because of the very thing that got me in....studying! lol

    Congratulations on your induction!
  9. by   nrselisa
    I didn't go to my induction. It was scheduled for an evening when I was in clinical. I also never atteneded a meeting, those where also scheduled for days that I was in clinical. I have my sash & tassel ready for the 19th though!!!
  10. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Fellow Phi Theta Kappians,

    I just wanted to encourage you to keep this same attitude towards academics even though you have attained this high honor. There have been times this past year when I fell into exhaustion while trying to maintain my GPA to standard, but it is worth it. There are other honors awaiting you.

    I joined Phi Theta Kappa last year and have received an invitation to have my biography in the National Dean's List in the mail just this past week. The list is for students in the top 1/2 of 1% of all college students.

    If you are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, I assure you, that is who you are as well.

    Maintain that GPA!!!
    It's what Phi Theta Kappa is about.
  11. by   USA987
    My induction ceremony was very nice. We did have candlelighting and we were able to choose who pinned us. I chose my A&P I/II professor. She has truly touched my life in such a positive way.

    Congratulations to each of you and welcome to PTK. Check out their website

    All the best!
  12. by   NurseAngie
    Recieved my 5th invitation this semester...still did not join. I have state and federal grants that have paid my education and do not need a scholarship. Maybe it's a nice thing that I don't join because someone else CAN use the scholarship $$$ to fulfill their dreams and I ALWAYS need my $60 bucks! I'm sure wearing a gold sash is great...but hey...I didn't even attend graduation! I'm moving instead!:roll

  13. by   Agnus
    PTK will mean a lot down the road. Even after you are years out of school. My school does not have it.

    It is an important credential to carry with you through out your career. Very well recognized and very highly valued.

    If you have the chance to join do it. Though you may not yet know enough to be able to apreciate it, you will later, I promise.