The Globe University/Minnesota School of Business Bachelor of Science in nursing program was included as a chapter school member of the Chi-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in a moving ceremony hosted by St. Olaf College. Chi-at-Large chapter schools also include Bethel University, St. Catherine University, and The Minnesota Intercollegiate Nursing Consortium (MINC): Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Olaf College, and now, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was founded in 1922 by six nursing students of the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, IN. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos and Timé meaning “love,” “courage” and “honor.” STTI became incorporated in 1985 as Sigma Theta Tau International Inc.
The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society is “to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide” with a vision to “create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.
As a member school of Chi-at-Large, the faculty and students of the nursing program are charged to meet this mission by developing nursing leaders with commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession. This agrees with the mission of the nursing program which is to “serve the community’s need for nurses by preparing graduates as generalists, focusing on leadership in professional practice, and inspiring goals for life-long learning.”