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undergrad RN
I'm a twenty-something Canadian student. After stumbling through a few years of college, I finally managed to get into the nursing school of my dreams, where I hope to graduate in 2012 with a nursing baccalaureate degree. I want to offer an honest look into how a modern nurse is educated, both good and bad. Eventually I hope to compare my education to my day-to-day career and see how it holds up. Whatever happens, it should be somewhat entertaining. Find me on allnurses.com!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Sigma Theta Tau

I got an invite.

After some consideration, I accepted.

There aren't many people from my school who have joined, so far anyway. My thought process ranged from "That seems like kind of an elitist thing to do, especially as an undergrad" to "What harm would it do me to join?".

I decided to join based on the idea of supporting nursing research, the membership/networking perks, and the fact that almost all the faculty at the university are also members. If my desire is to improve nursing through leadership, then it would benefit me to rub shoulders with nursing leaders. But it still feels like Ivy League elitism, or like some spooky cult, what with the whole "Induction Ceremony". In fact it was this post at Allnurses.com which encouraged me to accept. It's a few bucks, for sure, but the opportunity may not be there again until I pursue and qualify through my Master's education.

Wow, 5 years ago, nursing was a pipe dream for me. I thought I was going to work for a computer corporation for the rest of my life.

Now I could be a member of the Nursing Honor Society.

Do you know any STTI members?

4 comments:

nurse XY said...

Me, me!

undergrad RN said...

Hey, awesome! I told my folks about my pending induction ceremony and my dad was like, "I thought only men could join fraternities".

Thanks dad :)

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

I got accepted in nursing school, but at the time I was broke and didn't have the $100 or whatever it was to join, so I couldn't:(

rdjfraser said...

I'm also a member, and have gone to some of their conferences. Don't let the whole society thing put you off, it is partially a bit of an American thing. However, I can unequivocally say that the people that run STTI are some of the nicest and friendliest I have met in nursing.

Also, my philosophy about any professional association, is that it is like a gym membership. You get out what you put in. So take advantage of their resources and the different opportunities for getting involved!

Congrats,
Rob

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