Exciting Opportunity to do a poster presentation at the Creating Healthy Work Environments (CHWE) 2019 event

February 22-24, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Conference rate for student Chi Pi member $469

Room rates for hotel: $195/night

Conference Information link: https://www.sigmanursing.org/connect-engage/meetings-events/chwe


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is providing an opportunity for two students from Frontier Nursing University to present their research, evidence-based projects, or literature reviews as part of the Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship invited student posters during the event.

Scholarships/Stipends are being offered for 2 FNU students (up to $1000 each) to cover conference, travel and lodging costs (shared room). Receipts to be submitted following the conference for reimbursement. Please email your poster submission to Dwynn Golden dwynn.golden@frontier.edu .

Deadline for applications will be 9/20 by 5 p.m. EST

Please consider sharing your poster with other professionals at this conference, and take advantage of the opportunity to become a “Rising Star” with STTI/Chi Pi Chapter.


New 2018 Chi Pi Leaders:

Governance Committee: Azra Alomerovic

Amanda Decker (student rep)

Leadership Succession Committee: Ellen Urquhart

Secretary:Dwynn Golden




Please view the recording from the 2018 Virtual Chi Pi Induction Ceremony using this link.

Our next membership drive will begin Summer of 2019. Please contact Denise.Orrill@frontier.edu with any questions about Chi Pi membership.

The following criteria must have been met at the time we review records (end of June 2019). 

  • have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum.
  • achieve academic excellence.
    • For universities/institutions of higher education that use a 4.0 grade point average system to measure academic achievement, graduate students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5. GPAs should be computed according to the policies of the university. 
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.


Membership questions

  • If you are currently an STTI member of another chapter, you can transfer your membership to Chi Pi or acquire dual membership. In order to do this, please call STTI Member Services.
  • If you were previously a member of STTI but in another chapter, please call STTI member services at 888-634-7575 to re-activate your membership.  


Congratulations to the Spring 2018 Scholarship winners!


Lacey Mills

Sarah Krajewski

Emily Botsios

Brenna Butler

Heidi Ha

Fawn Workman

Flora Jestice

Stefanie Anderson

Elizabeth Marcoux

Reanna Hargrove

Thank you to everyone that applied. It is our pleasure to review the applications and see the amazing work our members are doing!


Chi Pi Mission/Vision

Frontier Nursing Honor Society

The mission of Chi Pi, and STTI, is to promote global health and wellness. The mission will be accomplished by supporting the efforts of STTI in promoting, advancing and recognizing nursing excellence through developing nursing scholarship, leadership and service. Chi Pi will achieve this vision as we:

  1. Recognize superior achievement.
  2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  3. Foster high professional standards.
  4. Encourage creative work.
  5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.
  6. Provide opportunities for service to the community.

Membership Requirements

Graduate Students (Master's and Doctorate) must*:

  • have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum.
  • achieve academic excellence. (At schools where a 4.0 grade-point average system is used, this equates to a 3.5 or higher.)
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity.

*Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, shall be eligible to be considered as a Nurse Leader at any point in the program.
Nurse Leader Candidates must:

  • be legally recognized to practice nursing in their country.
  • have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field.
  • demonstrate achievement in nursing.
  • Please contact our STTI Counselor, Dr. Denise Orrill if you feel that you qualify as a nurse leader. Send a brief email to denise.orrill@frontier.edu expressing your interest in being a member of STTI and include any supporting documents.


Leadership Team


Dr. Nancy Pesta Walsh,

Vice President:

Dr. Beki Asti



Dr. Dwynn Golden



Dr. Mary K. Jones,


Dr. Denise Orrill,

Governance Committee Chair:

Dr. Denise Orrill,


Leadership Succession Committee: Dr. Anna Louiso,
Finance Committee: Dr. Grace Ellen Urquhart,
Publicity Committee: Dr. Audra Malone,
Leadership Succession Committee Member:

Dr. Penny Wortman,


Program Committee: Dr. Audra Malone,