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Nursing students, faculty inducted into honor society

ISSUED: 24 April 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Nursing Honor Society inducted 25 new members on April 15.

Sixteen Bachelor of Science in Nursing students were inducted. They are Jennifer Dagg, Ranson; Kendra Wenner, Harpers Ferry; Aniya Saunders-Moseley, Kearneysville; Allyson Leonard, Stephanie Lopez, and Olivia Carlisle, all of Martinsburg; Amber Del Lee, Falling Waters; Madelyn Trucks, Inwood; Alesha Unger, Bunker Hill; Shakayla Ganoe, Fort Ashby; Kayla Corbin, Romney; Skyler Casto, Sharpsburg, Maryland; Hope Wolford, Williamsport, Maryland; Ellen Joliet and Andrea Barnett, both of Hagerstown, Maryland; and Kathrine Neff, New Windsor, Maryland.

Shepherd R.N. to B.S.N. students Heather Pleasants, Hedgesville, and Kwong Yiu Wong, Shatin, Hong Kong were inducted, as well as Doctor of Nursing Practice student Ghadeer Ibrahim, Hagerstown, Maryland.

Faculty members who were inducted include Dr. Angela Fetty, assistant professor of nursing education, and adjunct faculty members Muna Bahsali, Mary Beachley, Sarah Hooper, Catherine Makanjula, and Justina Workman.

Beachley, the speaker for the ceremony, gave a keynote address titled “Nursing: A Lifelong Profession with Lifelong Learning.” Beachley retired as the director of hospital programs from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine Services, the lead agency for EMS and trauma systems in Maryland. Currently, she serves as a clinical instructor at Shepherd for the Population Health course.

Student members are invited to join based on their academic achievements and leadership potential. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be in the upper 35 percent of their class, and receive endorsements from two registered nurses, one of whom must be a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Nurse leaders are nominated as members based on three criteria—they must be legally recognized to practice nursing in the United States, hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field of study, and demonstrate achievement in nursing.

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