Chi Eta Phi is an international organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students that seeks to encourage the pursuit of continuing education, to maintain excellence in nursing practice, to stimulate a close and friendly relationship among members, and to network and develop working relationships with allied and other professional groups for the improvement and delivery of quality healthcare services, both nationally and internationally.
Chi Eta Phi has more than 8,000 members in 110 chapters (83 graduate and 36 undergraduate), located in 30 states and the District of Columbia; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island.
Chi Eta Phi coordinates health screening and consumer health education programs. Chi Eta Phi sponsors special programs designated to improve the care of youth, young adults, and seniors. Chi Eta Phi sponsors special health promotion events in conjunction with National Nurses Week (May). Chi Eta Phi sponsors leadership development programs. Chi Eta Phi provides educational scholarships to nursing students who meet established criteria. Chi Eta Phi maintains a speakers’ bureau on health education and issues related to the role of nursing in healthcare delivery services. Chi Eta Phi sponsors nursing conferences in collaboration with other nurses and healthcare providers. Chi Eta Phi sponsors nursing conferences on the local, regional, and national levels.
Biannual meeting, always in July Yearly regional meetings, usually March through April
Chi Line: Semiannual newsletter Glowing Lamp: Annual Journal of Chi Eta Phi Sorority (JOCEPS): Annual Professional and patient education materials are available.
Jonnie Hamilton, D.N.P., PNP-BC, NE-BC, Manager of School-Based Health Centers, St. John Providence Community Health