The Carson-Newman University Honor Society of Nursing was established in 1998 to recognize and further the scholarship of Carson-Newman nursing students, alumni, and appropriate community nursing leaders. The Rho Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (the international nursing honor society) at Carson-Newman University was established in April, 2002. In November 2006, Rho Mu Chapter at Carson-Newman University and the Nursing Honor Society at Tennessee Wesleyan College united to form Rho Mu-at-Large Chapter.
The purpose of this honor society shall be to:
Invitations to join Sigma Theta Tau will be extended to undergraduate seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and rank in the upper 35% of their class and to graduate students who have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have completed one-fourth of the program of study. The membership committee recommends potential candidates to the full membership of the organization for a decision.
Each year undergraduate and graduate student representatives are selected by their classmates to serve on the Nursing Department Student Affairs Committee and the Curriculum Committee. These representatives provide a communication link between students and faculty within Nursing.
Carson-Newman faculty, students, and medical personnel take mission trips to areas such as Belize and Haiti. These trips give students the opportunity to use their developing nursing skills and participate in hands-on servant-learning.
Carson-Newman University has an active Student Nurses Association for our undergraduate nursing students. The purpose of the C-N SNA is: