The Kaplan University School of Nursing officially chartered the new Phi Rho chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the only international nursing honor society in the world, during an induction and installation ceremony March 9 in Miami, FL.
"The achievement of becoming a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is a major step in the development of the Kaplan University School of Nursing," said dean Sheila Burke, MBA, MSN, RN.
The chapter's launch "signifies that we have students and faculty that are academically and professionally exceptional and that we, as an institution, are committed to the advancement of nursing excellence in education and practice," Burke added.
"The hard work of our students and faculty made this chapter possible. The establishment of the Phi Rho chapter is the beginning of a new phase for our school. Our efforts now will be focused on growing the chapter and exploring the opportunities for students and faculty to participate in STTI initiatives."
The Honor Society of Nursing/STTI is a nonprofit organization with more than 125,000 members globally, including practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others.
Kaplan University School of Nursing prepares students for careers in the nursing profession from basic to advanced levels of practice. In addition to offering several certificate programs, the school offers online master's and bachelor's degree programs, and blended (combined online and local delivery) associate degree programs in nursing.