Pictured are Carson Smith, Veronica Hund, and Taylor Meyer.
Kaskaskia College held its induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu nursing honors society at the Annual Nurse Pinning held last week. Three new members were inducted including, Carson Smith (Vandalia), Veronica Hund (New Baden) and Taylor Meyer (Patoka).
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, students are required to create a “capstone project” designed to further interest in the profession of nursing. Students must have also maintained a 3.0 grade point average and be recommended as a society member by the nursing faculty. Members receive a pin that may be worn on their uniforms, informing others of their dedication and excellence.