Fifteen second-year nursing students from the Lincoln Land Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program were inducted into the Beta Nu Chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society on April 26. The students had to maintain stringent academic requirements and complete a capstone community education project to be eligible for membership.
Students were honored at a special ceremony at the LLCC-Springfield campus. The students received a certificate, an Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society pin and peach honor cords to wear at commencement. The co-advisors are Mary Goldstein, nursing professor, and Anatasia Till, nursing instructor.
“These students have demonstrated a continued commitment to professionalism, integrity and academic excellence in the profession of nursing,” said Goldstein. “Their dedication will have a positive impact on healthcare in our community.”
The 2018 inductees are: Lyndsey Hochstatter of Chatham, Jenna Hansen of Springfield, Dorlisa Sandoval of Auburn, Allison Snodgrass of Jacksonville, Kendall Long of Rochester, Amber Hanneken of Roodhouse, Caitlin Eliason of Springfield, Linnea Richards of Springfield, Amanda Starkweather of Springfield, Leigh Hatalla of Girard, Fiona Carrell of Chatham, Linda Jones of Butler, Kristine Ernest of Springfield, Marcy Seitzer of Mount Pulaski and Hillary Lamar of Springfield.
The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of ADN. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility. The society also participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the nursing profession.
LLCC offers four nursing programs, including ADN. Graduates of the ADN program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination, which is the national licensing examination for RNs. Applications for the spring admission cycle are accepted the first Monday in June through the last Friday in September. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/associate-degree-nursing.