For the Spring 2022 Scholarship Cycle, Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) Chi Pi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) awarded Jeanne Chutuape, Mara Glantz, and Elizabeth Carr with a $750 scholarship. 

To qualify for STTI membership, students must have completed at least a quarter of their degree program, hold a 3.5 or higher grade point average and demonstrate academic excellence.

Here is what FNU students had to say about receiving this scholarship:

“This scholarship will allow me to step into a more full-time student role and complete the DNP program in less time and with less debt. I am dedicated to improving the health of my community, I am a seasoned nurse with 15 years in the profession and I have many more years to give. The sooner I am able to graduate with the DNP, the sooner I can begin to teach the next generation of nurses.” - Mara Gantz

“What an honor to receive this scholarship award. As I have been doing a lot of traveling for my clinical training, the scholarship will help defray those costs.  I have learned so much from clinicals and this grant definitely takes some of the worry out of balancing the travel cost of clinical training in my stretched budget.” - Jeanne Chutuape 

“This scholarship will allow me to continue focusing on my clinical learning. Due to the increased cost of travel, it has been particularly challenging to commute to my multiple clinical sites, so this scholarship will facilitate my clinical experiences via travel.” - Elizabeth Carr

Congratulations to Frontier’s Spring 2022 Chi Pi scholarship recipients! The FNU community is proud of your dedication to hard work despite the continued obstacles of COVID-19.

Biennial Convention November 2021

Dr. Eileen Thrower and Dr. Charlotte Swint were the chapter delegates who attend the Biennial Convention in November 2021. Here is a recap of the meeting.

Fall 2021 Scholarship recipients:

  • Sarah Logan
  • Joanna Wilder
  • Jazmin Townes

Research Funding Available

As a chapter, we want to support those members who are conducting research and may need assistance with funding their projects. Please complete this application to request funding and Chi Pi leadership will review the application within 30 days. In turn, we would appreciate the applicant’s willingness to create a presentation for Chi Pi members at a future date.

Please email us at with any questions. 

Big Creek Mission Fundraiser 

Our STTI Chi Pi chapter was able to donate $3640 to Big Creek Missions near Hyden, KY. As a chapter, we have supported this organization for several years and we are excited to continue this tradition.

Big Creek Missions

During Frontier's September 2019 faculty Meeting, Frontier faculty raised $1,820 to donate to Big Creek Missions in Hyden, KY.  This amount was matched by our Chi Pi chapter. We were so excited to present Mary Lewis at Big Creek Missions with a check for $3,640! She told us that with this money, the organization will be able to buy enough food to fill seven box trucks.


Our next membership drive will begin Summer of 2022. Please contact with any questions about Chi Pi membership.

The following criteria must have been met at the time we review records (end of June 2021). 

  • 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.  


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. Bonni Cohen if you feel that you qualify as a nurse leader. Send a brief email to expressing your interest in being a member of STTI and include any supporting documents.

Chi Pi Chapter Leaders


Dr. Bonni Cohen, PhD(c), DNP, ANP-C, FNP-C

Vice President:

Gail Sadler


Dr. Linda McDaniel, DNP, CNM


Dr. Mary Jones, DNP, CNM, FNP, ENP


Dr. Tanya Belcheff, DNP, CM

Governance Committee Chair:

Dr. April Dobroth, DNP, FNP-c, PMHNP-BC

Governance Committee Member:

Dr. Rebecca Wagschal, DNP, CNM

Governance Committee Member: Glenn Fredenburg, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-BC, FNP-C
Leadership Succession Committee Chair: Charlotte Swint, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN
Leadership Succession Committee Member: Dr. Nancy Pesta Walsh,
Leadership Succession Committee Member: Dr. Grace Ellen Urquhart,