Students Inducted into East Liverpool ADN Program
The Kent State East Liverpool Campus said hello to its newest class of future nurses, welcoming the students to the beginning of a journey that will change lives – especially their own.
During an induction ceremony, students entering the associate degree in nursing program met members of the faculty who offered encouragement and advice to start them on their way toward careers as registered nurses.
Dr. David Dees, interim dean, greeted the students and shared how his mother began a nursing career as a non-traditional student, starting with a two-year program similar to the Kent State East Liverpool program and advancing to a graduate degree in nursing.
“My dad and I learned to cook dinner and wash dishes while my mother went back to school,” he related. “But I also learned that, by watching her, I could do anything. She is the reason I went to college and the reason I keep learning. You can do this! Welcome to your nursing future.”
Each student received a key ring, certificate and signed the Florence Nightingale Pledge. Once all the certificates were distributed, the class stood and recited the pledge in unison.
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Photo A- Headliner: The newest members of the ADN program at Kent State East Liverpool
Photo B: Reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge
Photo C: Mohamed AbouAmra signs his certificate and nursing pledge.
Photo D: Dr. Cristina Riter (left), program director, presents Alyssa Harris with a “key to success” key ring.