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Kappa Theta Chapter of Sigma Nursing

Kappa Theta Chapter of Sigma Nursing



In 1922, six nurses founded Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, today known as Sigma, at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, thárros, and timé, meaning love, courage, and honor. Sigma became incorporated in 1985 and is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status in the United States. Learn more about the organization at www.SigmaNursing.org

Organizational Mission

Developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.

Organizational Vision

Connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare.


Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in nursing. Sigma has more than 135,000 active members residing in more than 100 countries! There are roughly 540 chapters at more than 700 institutions of higher education and practice settings throughout the world.

Kappa Theta Chapter at Western Kentucky University is dedicated to providing a rewarding and unique professional development experience through Sigma membership. We hope to see you at upcoming chapter events so that we can get to know you! Events and contact information can be found at https://kappatheta.sigmanursing.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (links below)!

We are Sigma Nurses

Kappa Theta Research Day

Research is an important aspect of advancing the nursing profession. Kappa Theta hosts an annual research day every spring. Enjoy this relevant presentation by Dr. Mary Bennett.

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Honors and Awards

Kappa Theta has been the proud recipient of the Showcase of Regional Excellence, which is designed to recognize the good work of chapters in relation to the biennial Presidential call to action. Recognition is given at the regional level and spans the course of the biennium.

Kappa Theta is also the recipient of the Chapter Key Award, which honors Sigma chapters that excel in chapter-related activities such as: (1) Membership recruitment and retention, (2) publicity and programming, (3) professional and leadership development, and (4) Local, national, and international collaboration. The Chapter Key Award is presented each biennium at Sigma's biennial convention.

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