Cleveland State Nursing Department Hosts Alpha Delta Nu Induction

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Cleveland State Community College recently instituted the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, the Beta Omicron Chapter of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN).  

In the spring of 2012, the NOADN approved the formation of a national honor society for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs. Cleveland State has been chartered as the Beta Omicron Chapter and recently inducted the first students into the Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Nu. To be considered for membership:  

 ? Students must have attained a 3.0 GPA 

 ? Students must have attained and maintained a 3.0 GPA in all nursing courses  
  (cannot receive less than a B in all nursing courses) 

 ? Students must have demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that  
  reflect integrity and professionalism.  

Students inducted into the Beta Omicron Chapter of the NOADN are required to pay a membership fee of $25.00 and complete a Capstone project during the fall semester of their second year. This project can be recruitment or health-related and has a community service component.  

Dawn Steele, associate professor of Nursing, said, “This honor society was started by one of our students, Nicholas Hatcher. At the time, there was not an honor society for associate degree nurses. He saw it. He wanted it, so he filled out the application for us. He paid the application fee himself and all he asked us to do was to be the advisors for it, so we said yes. Nancy Thomas signed on as a co-advisor. Nicholas did all the work, so that is why this honor society is so special. It was all student driven. It never would have happened if it were not for Nicholas.” 

“Initiating the chapter of Alpha Delta Nu at Cleveland State was an honor and a privilege,” said CSCC graduate Nicholas Hatcher. “Cleveland State’s Nursing Program is well recognized in various hospitals and being recognized as a chapter of this national honor society will further amplify Cleveland State’s reputation as undoubtedly the best nursing program in the area. Of course, I am a little biased. Regardless, I was thrilled to hear that the application to the National Organization of Associate Degree Nurses was approved. The nursing instructors, as well as their students absolutely deserve it.” 

Mr. Hhatcher is currently a student at Vanderbilt University pursuing his Master of Science in Nursing. 

Dr. Denise King, vice president for Academic Affairs, said, “I was very happy to support the students when they brought forward a request to form an academic honor society for nursing students. These future nurses demonstrated an exceptional level of leadership and commitment to each other and their chosen profession. The honor society will serve two purposes: it will recognize those students who excel in this program known for its rigor, and it will support those who seek additional challenge. This society will provide a peer group for high achieving nursing students which will push them to even greater accomplishments.”  

“This is a huge accomplishment,” said Nancy Thomas, associate professor of Nursing. “In order to be inducted, they have had to make a B or better in three semesters or nursing. As a result of these students’ accomplishments, we were able to have one of the charter chapters of Alpha Delta Nu. We are so proud of the demonstrated scholarship in our Cleveland State Nursing students.”  

For more information on Cleveland State’s Nursing Department or Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, visit the website at www.clevelandstatecc.edu or call 423 472-7141, ext. 228.


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