The Kishwaukee College Nursing Program held an induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society last month on campus. Thirteen second-year nursing students were inducted as new members of ADN.
ADN is the official honor society of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. To be eligible for admission to ADN, nursing students must maintain a minimum 87 percent average in all nursing courses and complete a leadership project. The group of new inductees at Kishwaukee College created and presented information on Associate Degree Nursing to middle school students in the KC district to encourage the students to consider a career in nursing.
The induction ceremony at Kishwaukee College included opening remarks by Pat Mitchell, nursing faculty. Representing the new inductees was student speaker Stephanie Jones, who addressed leadership. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Bette Chilton, Dean of Health and Education and Director of Nursing at Kishwaukee College.
The inductees chose to receive their ADN pins from each other to signify their interconnectedness as they complete their educational journey as nursing students. Pat Mitchell also presented each student with honor cords which they will wear to signify their ADN membership during commencement ceremonies at KC.
The 13 nursing students inducted are: Sara DeBrock, Colleen Fairve, Stephanie Jones, Julie Mensching, Megaly Mercado, Amina Miller, Kim Mitchell, Jessica Moede, Pamela Olsen, Ashley Rockstead, Teresa Roland, Bethany Sidmore and Nicole Swanson.
For more information on the nursing program at Kishwaukee College, call the Nursing Department at 815-825-2086, ext. 2510.