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Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Eta Pi Chapter

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Sigma Theta Tau International - Eta Pi Chapter


  • Recognize superior academic and Nursing achievement
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities
  • Foster high professional standards
  • Encourage creative work and support Nursing Research
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the Nursing profession

Membership in this society is a special opportunity to share in the recognition of excellence in the nursing profession.  Sigma Theta Tau International is an internationally recognized and respected nursing organization. Please consider applying for membership in the Eta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

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Eta Pi Chapter Events and News

Eta Pi Chapter Board Member election results are in!

Congratulations to Dr. Bonnie Nickasch, Eta Pi Chapter President, effective March 31, 2015 

Dr. Bonnie Nickasch has been an active member of the Eta Pi Chapter since 1998. She earned her BSN (2000), Masters (2006) and DNP (2014) degrees at the University of WI Oshkosh. She is currently a full-time Assistant Professor teaching in the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing DNP program and is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner in the ThedaCare system.

Dr. Nickasch's combination of nursing education experience, hands-on family practice skills, and strong record of scholarship provide a solid foundation to lead the Eta Pi Chapter into the future.

Dr. Nickasch replaces Dr. Paula McNiel as president. We are very grateful to Dr. McNiel for her four years of service to Eta Pi as president, and two years before that as Vice President, spanning a period from 2009 to 2015.

Sarah Pollesch Olson continues another term as the Eta Pi Chapter Treasurer--thank you Sarah!


Eta Pi Spring 2015 New Member Induction Ceremony:

  • Friday, April 24, 2015
  • 2:00-4:00pm (Registration begins at 1:40pm)
  • Hors d'oeuvre reception immediately following ceremony
  • $10 Fee for UWO Faculty, staff, Eta Pi/STTI Members and Induction Guests
  • Sage Hall, Room 1214 on the University of WI Oshkosh campus
  • Free parking on the day of the event is available after 1:00pm in Lot 7 next to Sage Hall.  Do not park in any of the reserved or special permit spaces.  Lot 7 is the triangular lot in the lower center of the map linked here.

Nurse Leader Membership

Nurse Leaders are welcome to apply for membership in the Eta Pi Chapter at any time.  For more information about Nurse Leader membership, please  

    • Please do not use the application on the Sigma Theta Tau International site for Nurse Leaders.  The Eta Pi Chapter has its own online application which will be sent if you send an e-mailed inquiry.
    • Click here for Nurse Leader Membership criteria
    • If you have been inducted into another Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter, you can add Eta Pi as an additional membership, or you can choose to switch to belong to Eta Pi when you renew your membership with STTI.  You do not have to apply for membership again.  

Stay informed about the Eta Pi Chapter

Check out the new Eta Pi Chapter Website and the new ways to keep yourself updated about Eta Pi and to stay in touch:

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Membership and Information

Additional information for prospective members is available here.

UW Oshkosh College of Nursing Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff, as well as area nurses who are not members of the Eta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International can contact Dr. Paula McNiel (see below) for information about how to join the chapter. 

Members are eligible to apply for research grant scholarships.  Information regarding Eta Pi Research Grants will be posted on this site. 

Any Eta Pi member interested in becoming more involved in the organization, or joining the Eta Pi Chapter Board of Directors should contact:


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