Welcome to our new Nu Upsilon members!

We are so excited that you have accepted your membership to the Nu Upsilon Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), one of the largest and most prestigious nursing organizations in the world!
We celebrated this honor with a virtual online induction to WELCOME you to Nu Upsilon, and encourage you to share this video with your family.  Please note you do not need to attend an induction to become a member. 

Sigma Invitation Acceptance
All the information on becoming a member is in your invitation. The easiest and quickest way to accept is to call Sigma Member Services at (317) 634-8171.  They are wonderful to work with and will get you all set.  Or go to the Sigma website: https://www.sigmanursing.org/ then click the apply tab and follow the instructions

Unable to Participate in Induction?
You do not need to participate in an induction to become a member. If unable to participate in the induction, those who have accepted their membership and have paid the fees to Sigma Theta Tau are inducted into Nu Upsilon and considered full members by the induction date.

Graduation Apparel
If you would like to wear honor cords and/or stoles for your graduation, you may order either or both.  The links are provided below.  These are not included in your membership fees.

Order Honor Cords for graduation here
Membership fees do not include cords

Order Honor Stole for graduation here
Membership fees does not include a stole


Wow!!! Thanks for sharing, Karen. This is quite an accomplishment.

Dr. Love,
I wanted to share an exciting opportunity that I am fortunate enough to be invited to participate in. I have been invited to be the guest of Congresswoman Underwood at the State of the Union next week. I am a constituent of the Congresswoman.
I hope that I make everyone at GCU proud. And I hope I remember everything I learned from my policy and research coursework during my MSN and DNP !

An excerpt from WSPY:  Antioch Nurse Announced as Rep. Underwood's Guest for President's State of the Union Address in Washington DC.
A nurse from the Lake County community of Antioch will be 14th District Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood's guest at the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday.  Lauren Ashley Underwood is an American politician and nurse who serves as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district.
In a statement on Thursday, Underwood, whose district covers portions of the WSPY listening area announced she selected Karen Battaglia, "because of her service and dedication to providing care for underserved and vulnerable people in her community."
Battaglia is the Trauma Coordinator for Emergency Services at Northwestern Medicine McHenry, where Underwood says, along with her work to save lives, she has worked to improve community safety through coordinating community programs like SAFE Kids, poison prevention workshops, and bicycle helmet fittings for children.  Additionally, Battaglia is a member of Underwood’s nursing advisory council. 2020 is the World Health Organization’s “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”  Photo: Karen Battaglia (left), Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (right)

Nu Upsilon Winter Newsletter

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Nu Upsilon Year in a Nutshell ...

Thank you to everyone for your participation and service to Nu Upsilon, Sigma and our great nursing profession.  We would like to thank all our members who helped to make our GCU honor society such a success.

Our chapter has been re-energized and continues to look for new opportunities to put nursing’s touch on the world! With almost 3,000 members, our chapter has increased our active membership by almost five times, and greatly increased our exposure with FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Nu Upsilon has been working very hard to develop programs of interest to the membership, make offerings worth your dues and fulfill the Sigma mission to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence.  Recent endeavors have led us to offering free CNE programs, networking opportunities, mentoring, family fun events, opportunities to serve and much more!  We also established academic scholarships, research grants and research dissemination grants that are open to all members. 

As members of one of the largest and most prestigious nursing organizations in the world, we are embarking on a New Mission - Developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere; and a New Vision - Connected empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 

Nu Upsilon is on Social Media
We are excited to introduce our new FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram pages!

Thank you to everyone who LIKED and FOLLOWED us.  With your help, our FaceBook page reached over 1,000 and Twitter and Instagram is growing fast. Our social media goal is to share the personality of Nu Upsilon with inspiring and fun posts and to create a platform for members to form a relationship with our chapter and each other.  

Nu Upsilon Website is awarded "Website of the Month" from Sigma 
The response has been great for Nu Upsilon's "new look."  We hope all members will enjoy the updates and functionality and are honored to have received website of the month from Sigma for the month of September.

To receive website of the month, a chapter must have:
       ·  Content that is not just text, but music, sound, animation, or video – anything that communicates a site’s body of knowledge.
     ·  Visual design that is high quality, appropriate, and relevant for the audience, with a message that supports and communicates an engaging visual experience.
       ·  Navigation that gets you where you want to go quickly and offers easy access to the breadth and depth of the site’s content.

Exciting Times Ahead

Having recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary, the future of Nu Upsilon is bright and promising.  We have partnered with GCU with the goal of becoming the largest and most member-oriented chapter in Sigma.

We would love to have you stay with us and take advantage of Nu Upsilon's volunteer opportunities, scholarships, service projects, and much, much more.  We look forward to exciting times ahead.

We would like to thank all the friends, family and faculty who have supported us throughout the years.  We are honored by your membership, success and dedication.  You made it possible to become the honor society we are now!  


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Welcome to your Nu Upsilon chapter website!

Greetings from your Nu Upsilon President!
Welcome to the chapter if you are a new member and welcome to all current members!  The Nu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Honor Society of Nursing is located at Grand Canyon University and has almost 2,500 active members around the world.  Within the last year, our chapter has increased our active members by almost five times.

Some chapter goals and initiatives include:

  • Infuse Joy!
  • Become the largest member-focused Sigma chapter to allow significant opportunities for individual professional growth for our members.
  • Share accomplishments
  • Increase volunteers for chapter committees
  • Network with other members via the chapter discussion board and social media
  • Develop and utilize methods and innovative technology to ensure benefits for members outside the greater Phoenix area.
  • Increase Nu Upsilon service projects to benefit your communities including those across the nation.

Upcoming events include the call for nominations and election of new board members, an exciting General Meeting, and a Virtual Induction (all info available on the website). Also, watch for a member survey coming soon so we can “get to know you better”. Kudos to our members who do exciting scholarly work; we would love to highlight your accomplishments on our chapter website. Please send info and pictures to welcome@nuupsilon.com

Please contact me at president@nuupsilon.com if you would like to volunteer on a committee. You do not have to be local. Watch for opportunities for volunteering, scholarships, service projects, and much, much more.  Connect with us via FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Plus be sure to check out the awesome photo albums and newsletters under the “Resources” tab.  

Thanks to everyone for your participation and service to Nu Upsilon, Sigma, & our great nursing profession!  We look forward to exciting times ahead.

“Get wisdom----how much better it is than gold! And get understanding----- it is preferable to silver.” Proverbs 16:16


Blessings, breathe, & believe!

Dr. Love
Pamela Love, PhD,MSN,RN,CNE

We are honored to be the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society for Grand Canyon University.


Take a look at all Nu Upsilon has a lot to offer and a welcome from our Dean of Nursing and our President...

Please know that cords and stoles are optional and are not provided by GCU or Nu Upsilon.  You may purchase directly from Sigma here:   Order Honor Cords    Order Stole 

Chapter News

  • Call for Nominations!

    The 2020 Sigma Nu Upsilon Leadership Succession Committee (LSC) is seeking your nominations of candidates to stand for election for the Sigma Nu Upsilon March 2020 ballot.
    To submit nominations, please follow this link and complete the form in its entirety. 
    For more information, go to the election tab on the Nu Upsilon website.
  • Recruit Nurse Leaders and share the joy!!!

    Nurse Leaders can join Sigma at any time!

    You don't have to wait until your next induction ceremony to accept nurse leaders into your chapter! Nurse Leader candidates are excited about Sigma and eager to join your chapter. They can be inducted right away in the Online Induction System, without planning for a larger ceremony. You can always invite this person to be recognized at your chapter's formal ceremony later, but don't run the risk of losing their interest while they wait to receive benefits. Also, don't forget that graduate students who meet the nurse leader criteria can be inducted at any time during their program.

    Click on the "Membership" tab at the top of the chapter website for info.

  • Check out our Career Center

    ​Are you looking for a mentor? Or maybe you would like to share your knowledge with a new graduate or Sigma member? Check out the "Career Center" tab on the top of the chapter website for lots of resources and information.

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