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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 nearly 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 (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI 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 STTI legacy.

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 2017 Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the Eta Pi Chapter inductees for Spring 2017! Check back for photos to be posted when available 

Fall 2016 Scholarship Day

Thank you to all who attended the College of Nursing Fall 2016 Scholarship Day co-sponsored by Eta Pi and the UWO College of Nursing Graduate Program.  Click here for more photos and information about the presentations. 

Dr. Kathleen Elertson and Dr. Catherine Schmitt present their research about a prenatal substance use screening tool at the Fall 2016 Scholarship Day in Clow.

Message from the Eta Pi Chapter President:  Dr. Bonnie Nickasch

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

The Eta Pi Chapter is now in its 33rd year. Its distinguished membership includes more than 2,000 nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse researchers, and nurse faculty in seven countries, all of whom are advancing health through nursing scholarship, service, practice, and research.  In late March 2017, Eta Pi will induct an additional 70+ nursing students and nursing leaders into the chapter.  Click here to read the rest of Dr. Nickasch's message. 

Bonnie Nickasch, DNP, APNP, FNP

Congratulations to the graduating Classes of 2016 - 17:  you are the future of Nursing!

UW Oshkosh College of Nursing

May 2016 DNP Graduates lining up for the graduation ceremony


Traditional BSN Class of May 2017

May 2015 Accelerated BSN Cohort (Graduated May 2016)

October 2015 Accelerated BSN Cohort (Graduated October 2016)

Traditional BSN Class of December 2016

2016-2017 Eta Pi Board Members

Some of our 2016-2017 board members pose for a photo at the Eta Pi May induction

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.




Send us your nursing news--no news is too small.  We want to tell the world about the great things our Eta Pi members are doing!

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Chapter News

  • Fall Scholarship Day - October 10th 4:30-7:00 PM

    An evening of scholarship dissemination regarding nursing focused projects occurring throughout the Fox Valley.

    Presenters will include:
    ·  UW Oshkosh faculty
    ·  UW Oshkosh undergraduate students
    ·  UW Oshkosh graduate students

    Benefits of attending:
    ·  Increasing nursing knowledge
    ·  Meeting some course requirements
    ·  Fellowship and networking with nursing students, faculty and area nurses
    ·  Snacks!

    ***Pre-registration is required: 
    ·  FREE for STTI Members 
    ·  $10 fee for nonmembers
    Please register via this link. More information can be found on our website
  • 2017 - 18 School Supply Drive

    The Eta Pi Chapter, AAMN, and OSNA are teaming up to sponsor a school supply drive for the Oshkosh Area United Way.  

    The collection box is in the College of Nursing Practice Lab (Clow 130).  Buy a few extra school supplies and help us collect supplies for area school kids who need some extra help to have a successful school year.
  • Order a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing/Eta Pi MUG!

    This is your opportunity to own an original College of Nursing/Eta Pi mug!

    14 oz & 16 oz black or blue mug with UW Oshkosh CON medallion only $15
    14 & 16 oz black or blue mug with UW Oshkosh CON & Eta Pi medallions $20

    Images and order information at the following link.
  • Apply to the Eta Pi Chapter

    Interested in becoming a member of Sigma Theta Tau? You can now apply directly from our website below!
  • 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

    We want to showcase our Eta Pi members' career, volunteer, education and scholarly achievements. Send news to:
  • 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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