Chi Pi Induction Ceremony August 2019

Please join us for Chi Pi’s virtual induction ceremony on Monday, August 26th at 12 pm EST. The ceremony will be held in Big Blue Button’s Room “Honor Society”. Please enter your full name and the password welcome to join. The link to the BBB room is:

We hope to see you there!


Rising Stars Presentation


As a chapter, we supported Chi Pi member Tarnia Newton to present her poster titled Patient-Centered Standardization of Diabetes Care in a Nurse-Practitioner Led-Clinic at the Creating Healthy Work Environments in New Orleans, LA. She encourages other Chi Pi members to join her at the upcoming 45th Biennial Convention in Washington D.C. this November where she will have a podium presentation titled IHI Open School: A Catalyst for Change for Improving Diabetes Outcomes in an NP clinic. Congratulations, Tarnia!


Chi Pi Walk Fundraiser October 2018

On October 18th, 2018, the third annual Sigma Theta Tau International Chi Pi Chapter Walk and Talk for Charity was held.  Frontier Nursing University Faculty braved the cold weather to come together once again, at the Leslie County High School track.  Complete with glow sticks and glow in the dark clothing, 20 brave participants walked a mile to raise funds to support a local Leslie County charity, The Pantry at Big Creek Missions.

The Fundraiser was able to collect a record $1346.00 in monetary donations, and approximately $100.00 worth of food for The Pantry at Big Creek Missions, all from the faculty of Frontier Nursing University.  Sigma Theta Tau International Chi Pi chapter is matching the monetary donations, for a total of $2692.00.

The Pantry at Big Creek Missions provides monthly food boxes and serves over 700 families in the Leslie County area. If you are interested in donating money or dry goods to The Pantry, you may reach director Mary Lewis at OR call her at 606-672-2091.



We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for the Fall scholarship cycle. We will announce the winners once we have reviewed all of the applications that were received by October 14, 2018.


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 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 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,