Daytona State nursing students to be inducted into national honor society

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Spring commencement for all grads set for May 13

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Daytona State College will induct its inaugural class of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) during a May 6 ceremony that begins at 5 p.m. in the Hosseini Center (Building 1200) on the Daytona Beach Campus.

Twenty-seven Daytona State nursing students are part of the inaugural class of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society. It’s the first class in Florida to join the society. (COURTESY OF DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE)

Twenty-seven Daytona State nursing students are part of the inaugural class of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society. It’s the first class in Florida to join the society.
(COURTESY OF DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE)

Spring 2013 graduation will have two ceremonies on Monday, May 13:
• 2 p.m.: Associate of Arts candidates and all Bachelor degree candidates.

• 6:30 p.m.: Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate and Adult High School candidates.

Daytona State College confers degrees at the end of each full semester of spring, summer and fall. The commencement ceremony is held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

First in state
The 27 students in the inaugural class of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Associate Degree Nursing also share the distinction of being the first in Florida to join the exclusive society. The college’s Alpha Delta Nu chapter was the first in the state to be sanctioned by the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN).

“The opportunities this will bring to our students are so exciting, with community service projects and hands-on outreach,” said Carole Peterson, the nursing instructor who spearheaded the chapter’s creation and sanctioning. “When it comes to hiring, hospitals look at portfolios and experience.”

Membership in the society will be cited on ADN graduate transcripts, she added, noting the chapter is officially called the Alpha Mu chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu nursing honor society in Florida.

For more information, call Carole Peterson at 386-246-4817.

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