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Eta Pi Chapter, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing, since 1984

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing inducted its first members into the Nursing Honor Society in 1981, and in 1982 applied to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The Eta Pi Chapter charter was granted in 1984, and the Charter Members were inducted on April 27, 1984.  The chapter celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2014.

The Eta Pi Chapter membership has grown from 40 Charter Members in 1984 to over 2,000 inducted members today. We have members who live across the United States, and in India, Oman, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, entrepreneurs and policymakers.  The Eta Pi Chapter is proud to be a part of the Sigma legacy.

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Logo for 2017-19 Sigma President's Call To Action

Message from the Eta Pi Chapter President

Welcome to the Eta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

As I complete my 4th year as president of the Eta Pi Chapter, I am proud of our accomplishments so far.  Sigma Theta Tau has changed its logo but the mission and vision have remained the same.  To remind you, STTI's Mission is "Advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service" and their vision is "The global organization of choice for nursing."  After completing the past four years as president of the Eta Pi chapter I can proudly say that our chapter is doing its part to support the above stated mission and values, and more importantly our members are increasing in number and engagement so this year’s impact will be even greater.    (Click here to read the rest of Dr. Nickasch's message)

Bonnie Nickasch, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC
President, Eta Pi Chapter

Eta Pi Member Scholarly Activities

Dr. Suzanne Marnocha, long-time Eta Pi Member and soon-to-be UWO Professor Emeritus of Nursing, along with her husband, Dr. Mark Marnocha, presented their work, Swansea Storytelling: Nursing & Primary Care at the International Storytelling for Health Conference in Swansea, South Wales in the United Kingdom, June 15-17, 2017.  


This interdisciplinary conference featured storytellers, performers, artists, as well as health care professionals and even former government officials involved in healthcare.   Drs. Suzanne and Mark Marnocha (currently a clinical psychologist in a Family Medicine clinic in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA) shared their parallel work involving nursing students and medical students, one group learning at a University and the other training in a Family Medicine clinic.  Both Drs. Marnocha utilized storytelling and imagery to help students learn in non-traditional ways about the powers of stories and images that contribute to patient and healthcare provider healing.  


Their presentation slides are in the document below.











Drs. Suzanne and Mark Marnocha 



Let us know what you are working on!  To have your scholarly activities included on our website, please contact the Eta Pi Chapter.

Featuring Eta Pi Chapter Members




 Mike Mason, BSN, RN, CCRN

 Go here for Mike's story



Clarissa Rueckert, BSN, RN 

 Go here for Clarissa's story





Abygail Grasee, BSN, RN

 Go here for Aby's story





Ashleigh Pape, BSN, RN  

Go here for Ashleigh's story


Stevie Steiro, BSN, RN

Go here for Stevie's story





Sara Surdyk, BSN, RN 

Go here for Sara's story.




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  • Eta Pi Online Store

    Visit our online store for our fundraising merchandise.  We're offering UW Oshkosh coffee mugs and stethoscope charms.  Check it out!

    Proceeds from the sales of these items go to fund scholarship/research grants.
  • Sponsor A New Member

    Finances are tight for everyone, but especially for students! Please consider sponsoring a membership scholarship for a worthy applicant.
  • Join Eta Pi as a Nurse Leader

    Are you a nurse in the community, and do you want to get involved in a great nursing organization? Join the Eta Pi Chapter as a Nurse Leader. Qualifications to apply as Nurse Leader: -Be legally recognized to practice nursing in your country -Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field -Demonstrate achievement in nursing
  • Send us your news

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  • Eta Pi Chapter Member Orientation link

    Click below for resources for making the most of your Eta Pi membership.
  • Remember to renew your STTI/Eta Pi Chapter Membership, or add Eta Pi as an additional STTI Chapter

    Don't forget to renew your membership with STTI and the Eta Pi Chapter! If you were inducted into another Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter, you can still join the Eta Pi Chapter by requesting joint membership, either at your renewal time online or by calling STTI at: 1-888-634-7575. You can maintain your original membership, and join the Eta Pi chapter too by paying both yearly chapter membership fees (Eta Pi chapter fee = $29.50/year). You do not need to re-apply for membership if you are already an STTI member through another chapter. Click on the link below to renew, and go to 'Renew' in top right toolbar

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