Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide through increasing the scientific base of nursing practice.
The Epsilon Xi Chapter was founded at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 1979 and is is committed to supporting nursing scholarships through grants, co-sponsorship of conferences and other activities.
LIFT is a student-led initiative within the University of Rochester School of Nursing designed to provide opportunities for students to engage in learning and discussions related to leadership, advocacy and diversity.
Students' rights and responsibilities are established in the Constitution and by-laws of the University Graduate Student Organization (GSO). The purpose of the organization is to provide a government for graduate students, and all full-time and part-time matriculated graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing. The Doctoral Student Forum was formed by doctoral students in the School of Nursing who wanted an organization tailored to their specific needs.
The functions of the Doctoral Student Forum are to:
Each fall the Doctoral Student Organization is asked to provide names of students who will agree to serve as student representatives on the regular committees within the School of Nursing. The committees are:
The local chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, established in 1997, was founded to support nurse practitioners as they confront health care situations.
Practitioners can find professional support among the 90 to 100 active local members and find opportunities for local and national involvement in political and clinical special interest groups. The chapter offers regular meetings to their members and continuing education opportunities on a regular basis.
The chapter is in the process of developing a website that will provide up-to-date information from the local executive board, as well as providing current pediatric health care news, membership information, and valuable links to other pediatric websites. Additionally, the website will facilitate communication among its members and the executive board and/or committee chairpersons, and provide notification of chapter meetings and local pediatric continuing education offerings.