311 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Student Nurses Association is a local chapter in correlation with the National Student Nurses' Association and Michigan Student Nurses’ Association. All pre-nursing and nursing students are invited to attend and participate in all events of the SNA chapter. The goals of SNA include the following:
- To serve as a constituent of the Michigan Nursing Students Association (MNSA) and the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA),
- To facilitate interaction among nursing students, instructors, and alumni of the School of Nursing,
- To provide awareness and educational sessions, projects or campaigns that are of relevance to nursing and health care; and
- To provide opportunities for leadership, skill development, and involvement in an organization that will assist nursing students in the nursing profession and in professional organizations.
Eta Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
Eta Rho Chapter was chartered in 1984 as the 183rd Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. In 2009, Eta Rho Chapter celebrated its 25th Anniversary and was presented a plaque by the President of Sigma Theta Tau at the Biennial Convention in Indianapolis Indiana. Some of Eta Rho Chapter's contributions have been to sponsor program educational events relevant topics to the nursing community, providing continuing education credits to professional nurses for relicensure and mentoring other nurse leaders in the community.
Six very ordinary students at the Indiana University Training School for Nursing founded Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) in 1922. From this modest beginning, membership data in 2010 revealed that STTI has evolved to 469 chapters across the globe, with more than 400,000 inducted members who are active in more than 87 countries, territories, and provinces. It is the honor society of Nursing with representation in every avenue of health care. The goal of the founders was to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and leadership achievement in nursing. These goals remain the essential purpose of Sigma Theta Tau. Sigma Theta Tau International continues to provide nurses worldwide the opportunity to achieve these goals.