KOKOMO, Ind. — Fifty-one future health care professionals took the first step in their journey to becoming nurses with induction into the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing.
Faculty honored their hard work and academic excellence that led to their selection for the program. Each student received a certificate, and the Class of December 2020 recited the Nightingale Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession, named for Florence Nightingale.
Mary Bourke, interim dean, noted that many have sacrificed time with family and friends in order to earn the grades to be chosen from hundreds of applicants.
“The induction ceremony is our way of celebrating these special students as they begin their journey from novice student to professional nurse,” she said. “This journey is exciting, challenging, and will forever change their lives.”
Students inducted are listed by hometown:
Lori Ann Summers
Jessica Della Guardia
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.