Kaskaskia College held its induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu nursing honors society. The three new members inducted were Amber McCracken and Hannah Wilhelm both of new Baden and Lindsey O’Heron of Centralia.
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. According to its website, noadn.org, “The objective of the N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.” Kaskaskia College received the 12th chapter in the state of Illinois.
In order to be accepted into Alpha Delta Nu, the students created a “capstone project” designed to further interest in the profession of nursing. The students created a presentation that they presented to area high schools outlining the rewards of a nursing career, what to expect if interested in going to nursing school, and why Kaskaskia College is a good choice.
Third semester ADN nursing students may receive provisional membership to Alpha Delta Nu with a 3.0 grade point average and recommendation from the nursing faculty. After completing their capstone project, students may become full members in their fourth semester. Members receive a pin that may be worn on their uniforms, informing others of their dedication and excellence.
For more information on the nursing program at Kaskaskia College, please contact Margo Guetersloh at 618-545-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org