Sigma Theta Tau Membership

The purpose of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), National Honor Society of Nursing, is to recognize superior achievement, the development of leadership qualities, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideas and purpose of the profession.

The YSN Delta Mu Chapter of Sigma was chartered in 1980 and currently has more than 500 members.

Why Join Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter?

Membership offers you exceptional benefits:

  • Free continuing nursing education (CNE) courses
    • Courses designed with critical support and insights to help you thrive as a nurse—no matter what stage you’re at in your career. 
  • Career connections to shape your path
    • Sigma’s Career Centeroffers you access to advisors and mentors, opportunities to guide as a mentor, and professional resources to advance your nursing career. 
  • Free journals and member publications 
  • Invaluable conversations 
  • As a part of our online member community, The Circle, you’ll discover just how active our chapters and communities of interest are and open up a world of networking. 


    Eligibility for Membership

    Students are invited to join Delta Mu if the following criteria are met:

    GEPN students:
    • Achieve academic excellence based on set criteria *
    • Are ranked in the highest 35 percent of their nursing class
    • Have completed one-half of the nursing curriculum
    MSN/DNP Students:
    • Have completed one-fourth of the nursing curriculum
    • Achieve academic excellence based on set criteria *
    • Meet the expectation of academic integrity

    * Based on a 4.0 GPA scale, GEPNs need a min. 3.0 GPA, MSN/DNPs need a min. 3.5 GPA or equivalent. View a full listing of achievement standards online at

    PhD Students:

    Transfer Membership

    For information on regarding transfer of chapter membership, click here.  If you have questions, please contact Member Services at 888-634-7575, or email

    Joining Delta Mu as a Nurse Leader

    Any student or nurse from the community may also apply for Delta Mu membership as a nurse leader.  Interested applicants can access the application online here  and click on I am a nurse leader. If you have questions about the process, please contact Member Services at 888-634-7575, or email

    Any member of the Delta Mu leadership team is available to answer questions about membership.

    Delta Mu Chapter Board Members

    President: Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN, FAAN

    Vice President: Joanne Iennaco, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-C

    Secretary: Melanie McCloskey,DNP, NE-BC

    Treasurer: Elizabeth Doyle, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

    Counselor: Andrée de Lisser, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

    Governance Chair: Linda Honan, PhD, APRN, FAAN

    Governance Committee Member: Deb Fahs, DNP, APRN

    Governance Committee Member: Alison Moriarty Daley, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN

    Governance Committee Member: Christine Rodriguez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, MDiv, MA

    Leadership Succession Chair: Mary Ann Camilleri, JD, BSN, RN, FACHE

    Leadership Committee Member: Linda Ghampson, MSN, RN

    Leadership Committee Member: Karri Davis, DNP, RN, NE-BC

    Leadership Committe Member: Ron Yolo, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN

    Research Co-Chair: Shelli Feder, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

    Research Co-Chair: Susan Boorin, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    Research Committee Member: Tamika Julien, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CLC

    Research Committee Member: Monika Haugstetter, MHA, MSN, RN, CPHQ

    Research Committee Member: Nancy Cantey Banasiak, DNP, PNP, PPCNP-BC, APRN

    Events Committee Co-Chair: Joanne Iennaco, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-C FAAN

    Events Committee Co-Chair: Andrée de Lisser, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

    Events Committe Member: Jennifer McIntosh PhD(c)MSN, RN, CNE, PMH-BC, NEA-BC

    Events Committe Member: Brianna Jackson PhD student, MScN, RN, CPMHN(C)