Omega Zeta: The James Madison University School of Nursing Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma)

 Omega Zeta shares the mission of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: To foster excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The chapter's local mission is to enhance nursing scholarship, leadership, and networking among students, faculty, and nursing professionals in the Shenandoah Valley.

Qualified students who have completed 50% of their nursing coursework in the RN-BSN program, rank in the upper 35% of their class, and have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and academic integrity are invited to become Full Members of Omega Zeta.  Membership applications are accepted any time, but new member inductions occur in the early Fall. Further information about the Nursing Honor Society Omega Zeta or Sigma is available from Kimberly Priode, faculty adviser ( or the Sigma website.


  • Recognize superior achievement
  • Recognize leadership potential
  • Promote high professional standards
  • Encourage creativity and scholarship
  • Enhance commitment to the profession

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