Seven students — Casilda Adames, Dahlia Freudenthal-Dumont, Elizabeth Littrell, Ronald Prybylowki, Melissa Roby, Lorraine Rodriguez and Keri Zodda — achieved a 3.7 GPA at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in Manhattan, N.Y. They were the first inductees into the PBISN Honor Society.
On April 9, Hyacinth Hamilton-Gayle, RN, MSN, director of nursing, congratulated the inductees on behalf of Mary Walsh, RN, MSN, vice president of patient care services/chief nurse, and encouraged their leadership in nursing.
With PBISN Board of Trustees co-chairs Janet Green and Ruth Nerken, faculty, family and friends in attendance, Janet Mackin, RN, EdD, dean; Lynn Rubenstein, RN-BC, associate dean; and Bernice Pass-Stern, BA, MEd, assistant dean, presented the students with an award and gold academic cords, a symbol of membership.
The inductees will name the society and set its mission and goals. “Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing was started by six students,” Rubenstein said. “Our seven students are similarly launching an honor society, one that is unique to Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing.”