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Mount Marty College Recognizes New Nursing Students


Published Date2\24\2012
The Mount Marty College Nursing Program hosted a Pledging Ceremony for its newly-admitted BSN Nursing Class of 2014 and LPN Nursing Class of 2012 on January 30, 2012, in the Bishop Marty Chapel. BSN and LPN nursing students pledged their commitment to the nursing profession – a life of work and dedication.

This year's BSN student pledges include: Andrea Adema, Elk Point, SD; Nichole Boyle, Creighton, NE; Emily Bronemann, Harold, SD; Chelsey Burbach, St. Helena, NE; Allison DeKam, Castlewood, SD; Kaylee Fly, Omaha, NE; Lisa Foley, Wagner, SD; Andrea Franks, Yankton, SD; April Herman, Freeman, SD; Alison Hoffman, Crofton, NE; Jill James, Utica, SD; Jamie Jungemann, Yankton, SD; Amanda Klein, Hartford, SD; Ashleigh Koehler, Groton, SD; Kimberly Kokesh, Wagner, SD; Kelsey Lammers, Hartington, NE; Jacqueline Lefdal, Yankton, SD; Shaleena Lewis, Andover, MN; Samuel Lopez, Brawley, CA; Shelby Mushitz, Geddes, SD; Elizabeth Oestreich, St. Helena, NE; Kari Peterson, Omaha, NE; Chelsey Reiner, Yankton, SD; Erica Reiners, Yankton, SD; Caitlyn Roth, Delmont, SD; Emily Schreur, Alcester, SD; Ryan Selchert, Tyndall, SD; Heidi Sutera, Tyndall, SD; Piper Wegener, Humphrey, NE; Megan Wortmann, Norfolk, NE; Patricia Zuhlke, Crofton, NE.

LPN student pledges include: Ajay Bertschinger, Creighton, NE; Jonathon Curiel, South Sioux City, NE; Amie Fischer, Menno, SD; Margaret Gallinger, Mission Hill, SD; Tymber Higgins, Yankton, SD; Shanele Knock, Yankton, SD; Kayla Odom, Tabor, SD; Evie Potts, Yankton, SD; Courtney Riggs, Yankton, SD; Jenny Wortmann, Hartington, NE. LPN students not pictured: Shawna Davis, Irene, SD; Tanya Hawkinson, Yankton, SD; Julie Vanden Burg, Yankton, SD; Dawn Wilson, Bloomfield, NE.

The Pledging ceremony is one of commitment to uphold the standards of the nursing profession. It celebrated the beginning of each nursing student’s career as a student and then as a professional nurse. During the ceremony, the MMC nursing faculty reviewed the responsibilities professional nurses assume in their practice and the students took a vow indicating their dedication to the profession of nursing.

Dr. Joseph Benoit, MMC President, and faculty members of the Mount Marty College Nursing Program participated in the ceremony. Dr. Benoit and Dr. Jacqueline Kelley, Nursing Program Director, welcomed the BSN and LPN nursing students, family, and friends. Readings were provided by Shelly Luger, Assistant Nursing Program Director and Assistant Professor, and S. Sharon Ann Haas, Assistant Professor, while Instructor Jennifer McGinnis presented both nursing classes. Assistant Professor Darcie Sees and Nursing Instructor Carol Stewart anointed the students' hands as a symbol of their responsibility to use them conscientiously. Instructor Michele Rohde led the students in a Nurses' Prayer before the ceremony concluded.