CSM Inducts Students into Nursing Honor Society
The College of Southern Maryland has inducted its newest members, fourth-semester nursing students, into the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Society, during a ceremony at the La Plata Campus in September. Inducted were, from left, Hannah Arnold of Lexington Park, Samata Bushal and Samantha Cox of Waldorf, Valerie Dowell of Dowell, Christine Hurry of Clements, Kelcie McElvine of White Plains, Amanda Schmeltz of La Plata, and Susan Wallish of Lusby. 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. Established in 2012, the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is recognized by the National Association of Associate Degree Nursing. CSM formed its chapter in 2014. Faculty advisors for the society are Nursing Professor Jan Bonham, Associate Professor Lynn Kennedy and Associate Professor/Nursing Program Area Coordinator Karen Russell. For information about CSM’s nursing program and other health sciences, visit www.csmd.edu/hea/.