Echo staff report
Rochester Community and Technical College recently inducted 15 nursing students into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.
Inductees include Bradley James Burt of Kasson; Tanya Jone Knudtson of Albert Lea; Martha Veronica Kolb of Rochester; Brian Jeffrey Kranz of Rochester; Kristin L. Larson of Elgin; Drew M. Long of Rochester; Ashleigh Lynn Maxson of Pine Island; Autumn Faith Meyer Eyota; Krystle A. Musolf of Byron; Timothy Edward Priniski of Rochester; Victoria Jean Quesenberry of Springfield; Mackinze Lynn Tart of Spring Valley; Mark Thomas Thoreen of Chisago Lakes; Sharon E. Tosca of Bloomington; and Elizabeth Grace Warne of Fountain Hills, Ariz.
“We are honoring 15 Associate Degree Nursing students because of their demonstrated excellence and integrity in nursing studies and clinical practice,” said RCTC nursing instructor and Alpha Delta Nu adviser Patricia Engstrom. “These students have served RCTC and the community with volunteer hours that promote nursing education and recruitment. Some of these volunteer activities include: skills lab tutoring; mentoring of nursing students to promote their retention and success in the nursing program and assisting at the RCTC Nursing Job Fair.”
Alpha Delta Nu inductees were awarded a pin, certificate and honor cords to be worn at graduation.
The Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of students in the Associate Degree Nursing major. Students applying to the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society must have a 3.0 GPA or better in all of their nursing classes and demonstrate conduct that reflects integrity and professionalism in all clinical areas.
“By strengthening professionalism, scholastic excellence, and caring intentionality in themselves, they help to ensure that their patients will receive safe, compassionate care in a culturally competent manner,” Engstrom said. “These associate degree nursing students will use their professional knowledge and skill to ensure their patients gain the knowledge needed for personal health and safety.”
RCTC’s Delta Alpha chapter of Alpha Delta Nu was granted chapter status in October of 2015