How to Join Phi Gamma & Benefits!


How to Join the 
      Phi Gamma
 Virtual Chapter!


There are 2 ways to become a member of the 'Phi Gamma Chapter' of Sigma...

1)  As a Nurse Leader

Nursing professionals not previously inducted as nursing students can join Sigma as a Nurse Leader using the criteria listed below. 

Nurse Leader Candidates must:
  • Be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country;
  • Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field;
  • Demonstrate achievement in nursing (candidates will be asked to explain how they have met any of the Achievement in Nursing criteria listed below).
       Achievement in Nursing Categories:
       Global Health
                   *Additional information about achievement categories and examples can be found here.


2)  As a Graduate Student

Students in [nursing or non-nursing] graduate programs who are Registered Nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, shall be eligible to be considered as a Nurse Leader at any point in the program.

Please note: Individuals who have not attained a minimum of a baccalaureate degree [or the equivalent] are not eligible for consideration for membership in Phi Gamma Chapter. 


How to Apply?

The Nurse Leader Application along with your curriculum vitae and/or resume may be submitted directly to the Phi Gamma Chapter at with “Nurse Leader Phi Gamma Membership Application” in the subject line of your email, or online by clicking here.

       *Indicate 481 Phi Gamma (Virtual) Chapter as the ‘preferred’/initiating chapter on your application.  



In addition, current/active Sigma members, who were inducted into another Sigma chapter, may obtain a dual-membership [or multiple-membership if currently affiliated with more than one chapter] by adding 481 Phi Gamma Chapter (Virtual) to their current membership.  Current Sigma members may also choose to transfer membership to 481 Phi Gamma Chapter (Virtual).  Members often transfer memberships (i.e. choose to join another chapter) if they have moved or re-located and would like to join a new local chapter.  Phi Gamma Virtual Chapter is unique in that your member benefits can be accessed worldwide!

  • If your Sigma membership is ‘active,’ contact Sigma Member Services (888.634.7575 [US/Canada toll-free] or +1.317.634.8171 [International]) to add 481 Phi Gamma Chapter (Virtual) to your current membership, or to transfer your membership to Phi Gamma Virtual.


  • If your Sigma/chapter membership has ‘expired,’ complete the section to add another chapter when renewing your membership indicating 481 Phi Gamma Chapter (Virtual) as your additional affiliation. Membership can be renewed [or transferred] online by logging into your Sigma account, or by mail (initial Sigma renewal forms are usually mailed about 2 months prior to expiration).


Click here for more information about dual-memberships or transferring memberships.



   Member Benefits!

  • Network and learn more about nursing career directions worldwide

  • Learn about the status and developments within healthcare in other countries

  • Follow and/or participate in chapters discussions

  • Opportunity to share your own knowledge and talents, and learn about leadership opportunities

  • As a virtual chapter, maintaining Phi Gamma membership is easy if you happen to move to a new city, region, or country!

  • Connect with nursing professionals on an international scale through The Circle (The Circle is STTI’s professional networking platform. Within The Circle each chapter has their own website where chapter members can access chapter news, events, share resources, participate in discussions, contact other members and leaders, and more! In addition, while in The Circle members have the ability to manage their own profile and subscriptions!)

  • Stay up-to-date with members-only newsletters, including STTIconnect & our upcoming Phi Gamma newsletter (STTIconnect is a monthly e-newsletter featuring member benefits, chapter and regional news, and presidential message!)

  • Access to our extensive library, including The Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Did you know members of STTI also have access to and receive a discount on most resources at Nursing Knowledge International (NKI)?!

  • NKI is a subsidiary of STTI that offers free and fee-based nursing-related content from leading organizations, publishers, and universities worldwide!
  • Some of the products and services offered through NKI include: Evidence-Based journals/books, continuing education (CE), research papers, and teaching aids, as well as resources for your nursing career, STTI merchandise, and much much more!  Learn more about the benefits of NKI by visiting

For questions about your current membership or more information about
joining the Phi Gamma Chapter...

please email us at
(include "I want to Join" or "Membership Question" in the subject of your email),
or contact Members Services at 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free), +1.317.634.8171 (International), or email