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Blinn inducts seven students into Associate Degree Nursing honor society

Each inductee participated in a capstone project regarding cardiac, respiratory, and neurological focused assessments.

November 21, 2016

Alpha Delta Nu Induction Fall 2016The Blinn College-Bryan Campus chapter of Alpha Delta Nu recently inducted seven students to the national nursing honor society at the College’s Health Science Center Campus.

“These seven students have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and commitment to the field of nursing,” said Darla Forsberg, Associate Degree Nursing Professor and Alpha Delta Nu Advisor. “All of our nursing students face rigorous demands of their time and energy, but students seeking induction into Alpha Delta Nu go above and beyond to accept an even greater challenge.”

Alpha Delta Nu is the official honor society of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), the leading advocate agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of associate degree nursing education, strengthening the professional role of associate degree nurses and promoting the future of associate degree nurses in the midst of healthcare changes.

Blinn’s Beta Sigma chapter is the second Alpha Delta Nu chapter to incorporate in Texas. Members must carry at least a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) wand sponsor one community educational or recruitment project. Honor society inductees must not have a “C” or lower in any course in the nursing curriculum.

This semester’s inductees created videos regarding cardiac, respiratory, and neurological focused assessment and donated them to Blinn to be used as an instructional tool for future Blinn nursing students. The videos were presented to Blinn nursing faculty and staff at the induction ceremony.

Inductees include: Rebecca Harrison (Red Oak), Deneesha Jones (Huntsville), Brianna Cashio (Port Lavaca), Nicole Archibald (Rising Sun, Ohio), Ololade Bello (Osun, Nigeria), Michael James Blackburn (Mabank), and Melissa Gilbert (Bryan).

Blinn’s Division of Health Sciences offers associate degree nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medical services, fire science, health information technology, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, surgical technology, and vocational nursing programs designed to train students for high-demand professions. For more information, visit: