Welcome to Mu Gamma at-Large Chapter
Mu Gamma formed April 28, 1990. Mu Gamma Chapter represents Boise State Nursing. It is the 289th chapter established at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. In November 2017, Mu Gamma collaborated with Northwest Nazarene University to become an at-large chapter, Mu Gamma, became Mu Gamma at-Large.
As Mu Gamma at-Large Strategic Plan highlights, "Mu Gamma Chapter-at-Large is a unique nursing organization, in that it is inclusive of all nursing specialties. New members are inducted through two schools of nursing based on academic achievement and nurse leader applications in the community. We mentor new graduates and are involved with the Student Nurses’ Associations of both universities. Being a chapter-at-large provides a broader perspective through feedback and coordination of both nursing schools. Challenges we face include geography, as our universities are in different cities and retention of members."
Mu Gamma at-Large members include nursing students, community nurse leaders, retired nurses, and nursing faculty. Our stakeholders are Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, West Valley Hospital, and the Treasure Valley community. Others include World Village Fest and the American Heart Association for service.
Also, please check out the event calendar for upcoming events. We would love to have you join us in welcoming our new Mu Gamma at -large inductees in November along with your involvement in our upcoming spring research conference. Everyone's involvement in Mu Gamma at-Large vital in fulfilling the mission of Mu Gamma at-large.
To add a little background on Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing it was founded in early 1922 by six nurses know as the Sigma Founders. Its mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses. The name “Sigma Theta Tau” comes from the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos, and Timé, meaning “love,” “honor,” and “courage,” all vital components of nursing. Since 1922, Sigma has grown to over 130,000 members and 90 countries.
To support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses Sigma offers grants, online continuing nursing education, education and research conferences, Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, Sigma's career development, and academy programs.
Sigma also publishes many publications such as the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing™, Reflections on Nursing Leadership along with many educational nursing books.
To learn more about the mission of Sigma Nursing, please view Dr. Tigges' Presidential Call to Action, which calls for nurses to "connect, collaborate, and catalyze" to advance world health.
There are many ways to be involved as a member of Mu Gamma at-Large. You can join or start a discussion, join a community, engage in career mentorships or coaching. You can also find events, volunteer opportunities, and even find your next dream job.
Please explore Mu Gamma at-Large website. We would love to have you start a discussion or have you join a community or volunteer. Join us on Facebook. You can also follow SigmaNursing and Dr. Tigges on Twitter.
Thank you for being a part of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and Mu Gamma at-Large.