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Moravian College to Charter Chapter of International Nursing Honor Society

Bethlehem, Pa., April 19, 2006—The St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College Honor Society will be chartered as an official chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International on April 29, 2006 at 10 a.m., during a program at the Hotel Bethlehem. Dr. Karen Morin, professor and director of the doctorate program at the University of Wisconsin, will conduct the chartering ceremony.

Approval for the Upsilon Alpha Chapter was granted at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International biennial convention that was held November 16, 2005.

Membership in the honor society is by invitation and is extended to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professional nurses who have demonstrated superior scholastic, leadership and nursing achievements. Upsilon Alpha will induct a total of 95 nurse leaders and Moravian College nursing students at the April 29th ceremony.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Founded in 1922, the honor society currently has 125,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others.

The honor society’s 433 chapters are located at 512 institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan and Tanzania.