The Kishwaukee College Nursing Program held an induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society on Dec. 13, on campus.
Sixteen second-year nursing students were inducted as new members of Iota chapter of ADN. Patricia Mitchell and June Callahan are the faculty advisers to the Kishwaukee College chapter.
ADN is the official honor society of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. To be eligible for admission to ADN, nursing students must have completed two semesters of nursing program coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, have a minimum 87 percent (B) average in all nursing courses and complete a leadership project. The fall 2017 induction class’ leadership project was to spearhead the second-year nursing students’ participation in Political Action Day in Springfield to increase awareness of how legislation impacts the nursing profession.
The induction ceremony at Kishwaukee College included welcoming remarks by Bette Chilton, dean of Health and Education at Kishwaukee College. Representing the new inductees was student speaker and ADN Vice President Cali Hamm.
The inductees received their ADN pins from each other to signify their interconnectedness as they complete their educational journey as nursing students. Chapter adviser June Callahan bestowed each with an honor cord.
The 16 nursing students inducted into the Kishwaukee College chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society are: Jeniveve Beck, Rochelle; Michelle Brandeis, Sycamore; Maryrose Cochran, Sycamore; Nicole Colón, ADN president, Plano; Cali Hamm, ADN vice president, Genoa; Brittany Kopka, Malta; Casey LaFrentz, Franklin Grove; LeAnne Leffelman, ADN secretary, Kirkland; Carla Lemons, DeKalb; Kaylie Rapp, Sycamore; Doris Saile, DeKalb; Alexa Simmons, Rochelle; Trevor Taylor, DeKalb; Nick Valianos, DeKalb; Jesenia Velez, Sycamore; and Kourtney Wiley, DeKalb.
For information on the nursing program at Kishwaukee College, call the Nursing Department at 815-825-9805.