PSC’s Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society Inducts Five New Members

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The students shown were recently inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society at Prairie State College. Left to right: Yesina Dukes, Lisa Fremouw, Robert Marsh, Chiara Freeman, and Gabrielle Lewis. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The inspiration to be a nurse can come in many ways as the nursing students being inducted into Prairie State College’s nursing honor society demonstrated. The five students shared mementos that symbolized why they wanted to be a nurse. For one student, it was a picture of her grandmother in her village in Mexico, for another a grandmother’s nursing pin, a third was a family photo.

The five students were inducted into Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society at Prairie State College (PSC) on Monday, March 7, 2011, in PSC’s Business and Community Education Center. The Class of 2011 inductees are Yesina Dukes, Midlothian; Chiara Freeman, Matteson; Lisa Fremouw, Park Forest; Gabrielle Lewis, Munster, Ind.; and Robert Marsh, Homewood.

To be eligible for admission to the nursing honor society, nursing students must maintain an eighty six percent average in all nursing courses and complete a leadership project. This group of inductees created a project on poison control they exhibited at a local health fair.

Prairie State College founded the first nursing honor society in the country for associated degree nursing programs at community colleges in 2000. Last year, the Illinois Organization of Associate Degree Nursing established a statewide honor society modeled after the PSC Nursing Honor Society. Since the nursing honor society was started at PSC by Gwen Dean, former dean of health professions and director of nursing, the PSC chapter is the Alpha chapter of the statewide organization.

“We are excited and proud to be the Alpha chapter since the honor society began at Prairie State in 2000,” Kathleen Malic, professor of nursing said.