April 18, 2013 Induction of first Alpha Delta Nu Nursing
Honor Society members for the graduating class of 2013.
Pictured (Left to Right): Markeeta Hamilton, Justin Gordon, and Jessica Smith
On January 28, 2013 Mississippi Delta Community College received chartered membership as Alpha Iota Chapter of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society.
Alpha Delta Nu Objective
The objective of the N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
Alpha Delta Nu Membership
Membership shall be offered to students after the first two semesters who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have earned a grade of B or better in each nursing class of the nursing program with no previous failures in any nursing course. Students would be invited to provisional membership at the beginning of the third semester of the core curriculum. Full membership would be granted if the student maintains the cumulative 3.0 GPA and earns a grade of B or better in all nursing courses in the third semester of study during the second year of the core nursing curriculum. Students shall have demonstrated conduct on campus and the clinical areas that reflects integrity and professionalism. Any non-generic student shall be offered membership who has maintained a 3.0 or above in nursing (with letter grades of B or higher) and a cumulative of 3.0 or above in the semesters prior to the fourth semester of the program.
Alpha Delta Nu Required Activities
The N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall sponsor one educational or recruitment project during the provisional membership period prior to the induction ceremony at the discretion of the advisor (preferably in the third semester). The project must be approved by the faculty advisor(s). The project must be conducted by the provisional members and full participation is expected. The activity is a requirement for full membership.
Alpha Delta Nu Officers
The N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall elect a President, Vice President, and Secretary from the body of the provisional members in the third semester of the second year of the core curriculum. These officers shall serve for the entire academic year. The President of the society shall be responsible to call a minimum of two meetings, or more, as needed, during the third semester. The President shall be responsible to conduct the meetings, transact business, appoint members to committees, and communicate information of the society's activities to the membership. The President shall only have voting powers to break a tie. The President shall serve as an ex-officio member on all committees. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall serve the duties of the President. The Secretary shall be responsible to provide at least one week notification to the membership of meetings to be held. The Secretary shall maintain clear and concise minutes of all meetings. All minutes of the meetings are to be forwarded to the advisor(s).
Alpha Delta Nu Fees
Each member who has met the requirements for induction into the society shall be required to pay a nominal fee for society membership pin and honor cord.