Colby-Sawyer’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Psi Sigma, inducted 22 nursing students earlier this month. The students represented the undergraduate, MSN and RNBS degree programs.

Colby-Sawyer's Nursing Program was established in 1981 in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), its clinical education facility. It is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. Last year, Colby-Sawyer and DHMC collaborated and completed the lengthy application process to make Psi Sigma, the 544th chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, possible.

"The development of Psi Sigma is just one example of the many exciting opportunities afforded to our nursing students through our continued collaboration with DHMC," said Dr. Joan Loftus, chair of the undergraduate nursing program at Colby-Sawyer's School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Sigma Theta Tau’s mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Members must have a GPA of 3.0, rank in the top 35 percent of their graduating class, meet the expectation of academic integrity and obtain faculty endorsements.

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Nursing at Colby-Sawyer College

A bachelor of science with a major in nursing from Colby-Sawyer combines clinical work at the world-class Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with hands-on learning in campus classrooms and laboratories, as well as individual and group research. It's a comprehensive program that balances nursing education with students’ interests in subject areas across the liberal arts and sciences. Students develop close relationships with expert faculty in small classes and are more than just a number. And, Colby-Sawyer nursing students are encouraged to be a leader not just in the classroom but across campus to enjoy all the benefits of a vibrant, close-knit community.

Colby-Sawyer also offers MSN and RNBS degree programs. Learn more at