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2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors and Awards

Nursing Honor Society

The Beta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, was established at UTHSC College of Nursing in 1972. Beta Theta was rechartered in 1988 as Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large to include the University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing and in 2006 to include the Baptist College of Health Sciences School of Nursing. Purposes of the Society are to recognize superior achievement and the development of leadership qualities, to foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and to strengthen commitments to the ideals and purposes of the profession. Students are eligible for membership consideration.

Faculty Award

The Faculty Award is given annually to graduating students in each degree program with the highest scholastic average in the class.

The Alumni Award

The Alumni Award is presented by the Alumni Association of the UTHSC College of Nursing to a graduate student who has displayed genuine enthusiasm for learning and nursing in addition to superior skill in providing patient care and an outstanding ability to interact with peers, patients, and staff.


The IMHOTEP Society is an organization for the recognition of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have significantly contributed to student life and student process at UTHSC. The principal objective of the society is to reward and recognize student leadership on campus.

Prelicensure Class Award

The Prelicensure Class Award is presented to a member of that graduating class who has been chosen by classmates as an outstanding role model. Some of the qualities this award recognizes include: enthusiasm, empathy, motivation, humor, and respect for others.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Leadership Award

The DNP Leadership Award is presented to a member of the graduating class who exemplifies the leadership role of the DNP graduate in the development of clinical practice models, health policy, and standards of care.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Award

The DNP Clinical Award is presented to a member of that graduating class who demonstrates advanced levels of clinical judgment or scholarship in nursing practice while integrating professional values and ethical decision-making.