Misericordia University's Nursing Department is represented by the Theta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society for nursing. Membership in the society is awarded to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral nursing students who achieve high scholastic averages, and to graduates of nursing programs who have made outstanding contributions to nursing.
To be nominated for membership in the Theta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, undergraduate nursing candidates must have completed at least on half of the nursing curriculum, have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and be in the upper 35% of his/her graduating class. The student must also demonstrate leadership in nursing at Misericordia University and in the community. Graduate nursing candidates must have completed one fourth of the nursing curriculum and achieved a 3.5 grade point average. Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Theta Phi Chapter, encourage and actively support professional development and promote nursing scholarship, leadership, creativity and commitment to nursing. Theta Phi conducts many activities and events aimed at members.