Nursing Honor Society Inaugural Induction
Kent State University at Tuscarawas recently held the inaugural induction ceremony for the Gamma Sigma chapter of Alpha Delta Nu, the national associate degree nursing honor society.
“We are so pleased to have these students who have excelled academically, are of good character and have the ability to enhance the future of the nursing profession inducted into Alpha Delta Nu,” stated Joan Lappin, Director of the Associate Degree Nursing program. “Our inaugural group of inductees include: Brittany R. Benson of Navarre, Kristyn L. Casteel of Stone Creek, Jennifer L. Miller of Uhrichsville, Patricia R. Stalnaker of Millersburg, Maria K. Straits of Millersburg, Kelli A. Thomas of Midvale, and John A. Wolfe of Dover.”
Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society was created in Illinois in 2009 by the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing, and was launched nationwide in 2012. The purpose of the honor society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in Associate Degree Nursing and promote scholarship in the profession of nursing. The honor society also encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees, as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility.
“We are very proud of all that these students have accomplished in their educational career,” said Mariann Harding, faculty advisor. “And we look forward to them embracing the bright future their nursing career holds.”
Students inducted into Alpha Delta Nu are required to maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and earn a “B” or higher in all required nursing courses. They have demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflects sound moral and ethical values with professionalism and integrity of the highest caliber. Members receive a pin that may be worn on their uniforms, informing others of their dedication and excellence.