Chapter Eligibility

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Qualifications

Demonstrates superior scholastic achievement, academic integrity, and professional leadership potential and/or marked achievement in the field of nursing.

Candidates must be enrolled in a baccalaureate or masters program accredited by body for professional nursing. May also be enrolled in post-master, doctoral, post-doctoral nursing program or exhibit superior achievement as a leader in nursing.

Undergraduate Students must

  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a minimum of 3.0 or higher) AND rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Registered Nurse Students must

  • have completed 12 credit hours at current school;
  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a minimum of 3.0 or higher) AND rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class;
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Graduate Students (Master’s and Doctorate) must

  • have completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum;
  • achieve academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to a minimum of 3.5 or higher)
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Nurse Leader Candidates must

  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country;
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field;
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing

Examples of Achievement in Nursing

  • Creativity/Innovation in clinical practice
  • Leadership qualities contributing to improved health care
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Curriculum development
  • Innovative student-focused learning approaches
  • Research development utilization
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Staff development
  • Mentoring of colleagues
  • Innovative professional recognition of programs
  • Improvement of the status of nursing organizations

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