sigma-theta-tau_2The Eta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is located at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing.

We were chartered in 1984 and will soon be celebrating our 30th anniversary!

Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday every month from 9-11:30 am, UWM College of Nursing, Cunningham Hall Room 671.

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is the only Nursing Honor Society in the world. We honor, support and encourage excellence in all realms of nursing. To find out more about STTI please go to

Organizational Mission

The mission of the Honor Societyof Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.

Society Vision

The vision of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.

Eta Nu Reflects the Mission and Vision through the following:

Eta Nu members contribute to the STTI Leadership

Karen Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF, is a professor in the College of Nursing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as the Director of Graduate Programs. She was president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for the 2009-2011 biennium. Dr. Morin received the Excellence in Teaching award from the National League for Nursing in 2003, the Excellence in Nursing Education award from AWHONN in 1999 and the Volunteer of the Year award from the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the March of Dimes in 1998. She contributes to a monthly column on infant nutrition and is a maternal-child manuscript reviewer for MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education and Research in Nursing and Health. She also serves as grant reviewer for HRSA ANEP grants.

Julie Snethen, PhD, RN, has worked as a maternal-child nurse in a variety of clinical and academic settings. Currently, Dr. Snethen is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. She has been active in the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Currently, Dr. Snethen is the assistant editor of Nursing Outlook and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Family, Systems, and Health, as well as reviewer for many other journals. Dr. Snethen has had manuscripts published in professional journals including: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), Research in Nursing and Health (RINAH), Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, and Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Sigma Theta Tau Eta Nu Chapter Awards

Eta Nu presents the following awards at the Annual Induction Ceremony.

Excellence in Education Award ($100)
Excellence in Nursing Practice Award ($100)
Karen H. Morin Leadership Award ($100)
Mentorship Award ($100)
Outstanding Undergraduate Student Performance Award ($300)
Outstanding Graduate Student Performance Award ($300)
Graduate Student Scholarship ($500)
Graduate Student Research Award ($1,000)
Experienced Nursing Researcher Award ($1,500)




Benefits of your ETA NU membership:

  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Group or individual mentoring
  • Networking

Benefits of your STTI membership:

Participate in a free presentation in January to learn about STTI’s history, take a virtual tour of membership benefits and resources and learn how you can get involved and stay engaged. Register for “What’s in it for me? A Member’s Guide to STTI.”

Get-a-Member… recognizing excellence

Through the Chapter-Get-a-Member and Member-Get-a-Member campaigns, you have the opportunity to identify nurse colleagues and friends who exemplify this vision of nursing excellence. If you are a current member of STTI and know a nurse leader who is not a member, honor him or her by extending an invitation to apply. More information can be found on the Get-a-Member webpage.

Current Officers- July 1, 2014

PresidentJulia Snethen
Co PresidentRuth Treisman
Vice PresidentNicole Wilke
TreasurerVal Stonek
SecretaryNicole Zimmerman
Faculty CounselorMary Jo Baisch
Faculty CounselorMandy Sheriff
Faculty CounselorSusan Bonis
Awards ChairPei-Yun Tsai