Dean Linda Wallace said the ceremony welcomes the students to the school, and serves as a reminder that nursing is the most trusted of professions, and that honor is earned or lost with every interaction they have with patients.
“The ceremony is an acknowledgement of their efforts to earn acceptance, and our believe they will successfully complete the program preparing them for licensure as a registered nurse,” she said. “It symbolizes our welcome and offer of support as they begin the rigorous program.”
Faculty honored the achievements of the 51 students with presentation of certificates, and the class recited the Nightingale Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession, named for Florence Nightingale.
Students inducted are listed by hometown.
Brownsburg: Leonah Walker
Bunker Hill: Karly Schwingle
Carmel: Jacob Surette
Denver: Kayla Ross
Elwood: Katie Sloan
Fairmount: Brittane Gunning
Flora: Amy Schnieb
Frankfort: Amber Robey
Greentown: Natalie Ellis
Indianapolis: Jennifer Dzimah
Kokomo: Lynnsie Arion, Victoria Berger, Angelica Carter, Abbi Cook, Allie Dicken, Kaytlynn Lawson, Colleen Lerche, Mallory Malott, Katelyn Robins, Katelyn Shanks, Alessandra Smith, Korena Smith, Karly Sprouse, Kristi Stevens, Ashleigh Till, Jill Wasmuth, Sara Weber, Kayla Yunk
Lafayette: Kristina Gregg, Cassie Shaw, Hope Slone
Lebanon: Meranda Ballard
Logansport: Cheyenne Ward
Marion: Melissa Bock, Judith Popp
Noblesville: Lindsey Benn, Rana Levine
Peru: Kylah Morgan
Russiaville: Cally Ayres, Stephanie Barnes, Carly Chenoweth, Megan Deck, Madelin Duke, Connor Hill
Swayzee: Miranda Guyre
Wabash: Kaetlyn Kirtlan, Marcus Wells
West Lafayette: Elizabeth D’Alfonso, Kenia Montero Ortiz, Alison Overman
Windfall: Morgan Kleinman
The School of Nursing is the second largest among IU campuses, and graduated 176 nurses in May 2016. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with pre-licensure and R.N. to B.S.N. tracks, and a Master of Science in Nursing, with concentrations in education and administration. In January, it will expand the M.S.N. program, adding a Family Nurse Practitioner track.
For more information go to iuk.edu/nursing.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana