THIBODAUX, La. – On September 10, 2021, the Nicholls State University Department of Nursing Xi Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing received Sigma’s Chapter Key Award. It is the third consecutive achievement of this prestigious honor for the Nicholls Xi Zeta Chapter. The Chapter Key Award was established in 1991 and this Honor focuses on leadership, the quality of research efforts, and the merit of education provided. According to Alaina Daigle, BSN Program Coordinator and Sigma Chapter President, “The significant commitment of the Nursing department was the major key which led to winning this award.” Mrs. Daigle said that despite the pandemic, or many other challenges faced by Nicholls these past months, the department remained focused and dedicated to their students and the program itself. She added that faculty participation in presentations across the state, and their involvement in community service helped to build a strong standing of the Nursing Program and Xi Zeta Chapter in meeting the criteria for the Sigma Chapter Key Award. Congratulations to Xi Zeta on a job well done!