The College of Southern Maryland inducted 10 fourth-semester nursing students into the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Society during a ceremony at the La Plata campus on Aug. 27, according to a news release.
Inductees were Tara Arnold, Christine Beatty, Kaitlin Rottman, Alexandra Knott, Crystal McReynolds, Laura North, Jocelyn Peissner, Natasha Terry, Lindsay Truong and Jessica Weaver.
The path to induction involves nursing students becoming provisional members at the beginning of their third semester of study. They must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, earn a B or higher in all courses required for the nursing program with no previous nursing course failures, and reflect sound moral and ethical values with professionalism and integrity of the highest caliber, according to the release.
As provisional members, the students complete a service learning project and submit a manuscript detailing the project, who was involved and their reflections on the experience. After completing these requirements, nursing students are inducted into the honor society as they begin their fourth semester in CSMs nursing program.
Established in 2012, the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is recognized by the National Association of Associate Degree Nursing. CSM formed its chapter and its first members were inducted in January 2014, according to the release.