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Collin College Students Inducted Into New Nursing Honor Society

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Collin College Students Inducted Into New Nursing Honor Society

(Left to right) Christina Apple, Amanda Crawford, Ramon Cana, Laci Reitmeyer, Angela Jaynes and Rebecca Rapp-Salas.   Not Pictured—Lloren Lusk and Tammie Lawson
(Left to right) Christina Apple, Amanda Crawford, Ramon Cana, Laci Reitmeyer, Angela Jaynes and Rebecca Rapp-Salas.
Not Pictured—Lloren Lusk and Tammie Lawson
May 25, 2016 – Eight students were recently inducted into Collin College’s newly formed nursing honor society and recognized at a special pinning ceremony on May 12. The honor society was chartered as the Delta Iota Chapter of the national Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society sponsored by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). Collin College is one of eight chapters in Texas and one of 112 chartered chapters across the nation.

Collin College’s inaugural Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society members include Ramon Cana (Allen), Tammie Lawson (Allen), Laci Reitmeyer (Allen), Angela Jaynes (Aubrey), Christina Apple (McKinney), Rebecca Rapp-Salas (McKinney), Amanda Crawford (Plano) and Lloren Lusk (The Colony).

The Collin Nursing program has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing education by the National League for Nursing on two separate occasions.

Susan Kamath, professor of nursing, commented on the significance of the honor society.

“I see the honor society as a completion of that designation. We have always known that the program is exceptional, but now we are able to recognize the students who have achieved so much on their personal path to excellence in nursing.”

The national honor society recognizes top associate degree nursing students and encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing, as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Qualifying nursing students are inducted in their last year of the Collin Nursing program. Inductees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and a B or above in all nursing courses.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.