Ashland University Students Inducted at Nursing Ceremony

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Faye Grund with Ashland University nursing student inductees.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Faye Grund with Ashland University nursing student inductees.


4/15/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland University Rho Nu-at-Large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Honor Society of Nursing, inducted 52 new members into the chapter in a ceremony held at the Mansfield Seventh Day Adventist Church on March 24.

New inductees included Ashland University pre- and post-licensure students as well as community nurse leaders. The Ashland University chapter, Rho Nu-at-Large, has applied to STTI to formally collaborate with Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s School of Nursing to support the at-large status.

Prior to the induction, senior RN-BSN student and Rho Nu-at-Large member Sarah Carpenter of Ashland, was presented with a Rho Nu-at-Large Nursing Excellence Award for Academic Performance. Following the induction ceremony, several faculty members and students collaborated to provide a presentation, “Mission Nursing.”

Two Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty members Cindy Dowds, MS, RN, OCN, and Sharon See, MSN, RNC-OB, along with AU students Emily Thorne, Kelsey Thiel and Jacoby Baab made a presentation regarding their 2012 trip to the Navajo Reservation.

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.  The organization’s vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.

Membership is by invitation only to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in practice.  There are currently 475 active SSTI chapters representing 90 countries globally. 

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###