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Nursing Honor Society Established

Earlie Barnes (left), nursing instructor at Edgecombe Community College, will advise the College’s new chapter of the Associate Degree Nursing Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society.

Edgecombe Community College nursing students have a new opportunity to be recognized for academic achievement. The College recently received a charter for a chapter of the Associate Degree Nursing Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society.

Alpha Delta Nu is the only national nursing honor society for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students.

The new chapter will be called the Eta Kappa chapter. “We are pleased that your institution has taken this initiative to recognize excellence in your students, and we wish you the best as you implement your program,” stated honor society officials in a letter to the College.

According to Earlie Barnes, ECC nursing instructor and advisor of the new chapter, “We wanted to establish a professional honor society that would recognize excellence in student nursing and bring recognition to our great institution. Students are acknowledged and valued here at Edgecombe Community College, and this is an official way of conveying that.

“In addition, recognition at the national level aligns us with other community college nursing programs that also recognize outstanding students with induction into the national honor society.”

Induction into the honor society will benefit ECC students by strengthening their opportunities for job placement and scholarships, Barnes adds. “This also will provide them with an awesome accomplishment.”