Sigma Theta Tau and the Theta Lambda Chapter are non-profit organizations that serve to expand professional nursing, nursing research, nursing education, and clinical nursing competence. The Theta Lambda Chapter is a democratic organization in which all members are called to participate in elections and activities. All activities of the chapter serve to advance the practice of nursing in the Southwest Missouri area. All members of the chapter must be Registered Nurses who hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Members are nominated through graduation of the MSU accredited program if they meet the GPA and other standards. Community nurses who hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher may be nominated by current members for spring induction.