Sigma Theta Tau: worth the money? - page 2

I'm an RN going back to school to get my BSN, and I was nominated to be inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. I was flattered until I went to sign up, and realized that they... Read More

  1. by   classicdame
    I will add that the REASON the journals had no effect is because I am not in charge of making the decisions that change our nursing philosophy or models. I will add that our CNO is not a STT member
  2. by   dudette10
    Your membership fee is excessive, and far more than the cost suggested by STTI. Is it a very active chapter that can justify the price?

    If it's an inactive chapter, then it's nothing more than something to put on your resume. If it's active, and you are willing to participate, the networking and volunteer opportunities can be rewarding.
  3. by   RNsRWe
    I'm willing to bet you can put something else on your resume or cover letter of interest, without the exorbitant fee. Do I think it's worth it? Nope. I qualified for something or other, never bothered, never suffered a bit. Others paid, and didn't further them at all.

    Save the cash, and pay for some interesting CEU's
  4. by   WildcatFanRN
    [FONT=century gothic][FONT=comic sans ms]I have also been invited to join and the fee is only $100, plus $5 for each person I invite to attend the ceremony with me. So for me $115 max. I'm considering it because I need contacts to help find a job in an area oversaturated with nursing grads.
  5. by   bookwormom
    You might check out the costs you were quoted? does that include the pin? I did without one for many years. I do believe that membership confers a certain prestige, especially in the academic setting. I enjoy receiving the journal and newsletters. I'd recommend joining if you can swing the expense.