Clearwater graduate earns top nursing award
Newman University recognized 27 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held May 13, 2011 on the Newman campus.
The event is a tradition in the nursing discipline that dates back approximately 130 years in the United States. At Newman, Bernadette Fetterolf, Ph.D., director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health, places nursing pins on graduate candidates’ lapels as a symbol of their completion of the baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) program. The Newman pin is unique to the university, and was designed by the first graduating BSN class at what was then Kansas Newman College.
The ceremony concluded with the naming of the Distinguished BSN Graduate Award. The award is given to a graduating nursing student who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the nursing profession and involvement in the Newman and greater Wichita communities. The Spring 2011 award was bestowed upon Jenna McCulley of Clearwater, Kan.
The BSN graduates for Spring and Summer 2011 are:
Oklahoma City, Okla.
* denotes Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society inductee