Membership Criteria

 
Undergraduate students must:

  • Have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 (based on 4.0 grading scale)
  • Rank in the upper 35th percentile of the graduating class
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity

RN students must:

  • Have completed 12 credit hours at current school
  • Have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • Rank in the upper 35th percentile of the graduating class
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity

Graduate Students (Master's and Doctorate) must:

  • Have completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
  • Have at least a GPA of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 grading scale);
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Nurse Leader Candidates must:

  • Be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country
  • Possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field
  • Demonstrate achievement in nursing

Examples of Achievement in Nursing:

  • Creativity/Innovation in clinical practice
  • Leadership qualities contributing to improved health care
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Curriculum development
  • Improvement of the status of nursing organizations
  • Innovative student-focused learning approaches
  • Research development utilization
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Staff development
  • Mentoring of colleagues
  • Innovative professional recognition of programs