Nurse Leader Membership Criteria

Nursing professionals not previously inducted as nursing students can join Sigma as nurse leaders.

Nurse leader candidates must:

  • Be legally recognized to practice nursing in their 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 the achievement in nursing categories below.  

Achievement in nursing categories:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership 
  • Service or Practice

Examples are available for each category.​

How to Join

Submit a Nurse Leader Application. If you have a chapter contact, please work directly with the chapter to submit your application and curriculum vitae and/or resume. Otherwise, the application and your curriculum vitae and/or resume can be sent to Janell Jackson at Sigma headquarters at

To find a chapter in your area, please visit the Chapter Directory​