Nursing Student Organizations

As a student in our School of Nursing, you have access to student and professional organizations that will benefit you now and throughout your career.

Student and WCU Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau


Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI): The international honor society of nursing.

Eta Psi Chapter, Western Carolina University

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.  The purpose of Sigma Theta Tau is to recognize superior achievement, recognize the development of leadership qualities, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession. Membership in the honor society is by invitation. Candidates for membership include School of Nursing undergraduates ranked in the top 35% of their class, graduate students, and community leaders.

Find out latest news, network with chapter members, upload photos, share documents, participate in chapter discussions and learn about chapter events:

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Transfer your STTI membership to Western Carolina University Eta Psi Chapter:

Association of Nursing Students (ANS)

ANS is a pre-professional organization committed to students of nursing. To learn more about membership and opportunities in the Association of Nursing Students, visit For students who are interested in joining the WCU Chapter, contact Professor Amy Putnam at

The WHEE Wagon Program

Visit the Whee Wagon webpage

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)

Professional and External Organizations

Nursing Alumni

As a distinguished graduate of our program, we hope you will maintain a relationship with Western and with the School of Nursing. Use the links below to find out about opportunities for giving, organizations, and activities.

Opportunities for Giving: If you’re interested in supporting scholarships through the School of Nursing Development Fund, contact Dr. Sharon Metcalfe, Interim Director of the School of Nursing.

WCU Nursing Alumni Association: Please contact with any questions.

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI): The international honor society of nursing. Visit the website.

For more alumni information, visit WCU’s Alumni homepage, which offers a wealth of resources that will keep you close to Cullowhee, your home away from home.

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