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Nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
11-12-13

An induction ceremony was held for the Theta Phi Chapter.
An induction ceremony was held for the Theta Phi Chapter.

Twenty-five students in the Misericordia University Nursing Program were inducted into the Theta Phi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing during an induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus.

In order to be nominated for membership in the International Honor Society of Nursing, undergraduate nursing candidates must have completed at least one half of the nursing curriculum, maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average and be ranked in the top 35 percent of the graduating class. The students must also demonstrate leadership in nursing at Misericordia University and in the greater community. Graduate nursing candidates must have completed one fourth of the nursing curriculum and achieved a 3.5 grade point average. 
 
Sigma Theta Tau is the International Honor Society of Nursing. It was established in 1922 and is one of the largest international nursing organizations. It works to foster, develop and connect nurse scholars and leaders worldwide to improve health care. The honor society promotes nursing excellence through its initiatives in research, leadership, an electronic library, programming and publications, and develops and distributes nursing knowledge for use in practice.
 
Misericordia University held its first induction ceremony in 1986. The current Theta Phi Chapter officers are Christina Tomkins, M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C., P.H.R.N., president; Audrey Cunfer, M.S.N., RN-BC, president-elect; Lauren Murphy, R.N., B.S.N., vice president; Annette Weiss, R.N., Ph.D., treasurer; Kathleen Gelso, M.S.N., R.N., secretary; Todd Hastings, M.S., R.N., faculty counselor; Kathleen Sheikh, M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C., C.N.E., faculty counselor, and Marion Villano, M.S.N., R.N., faculty counselor.
 
Students inducted into the Theta Phi Chapter include Ashley Allen, Milford, Pa.; Benjamin Annibali, Palmyra, Pa.; Tamara Bradley, Elysburg, Pa.; Patti Brodginski, Mountain Top, Pa.; Melissa Davies, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Marissa Ewing, New Berlin, Pa.; Natasha Feidt, Millersburg, Pa.; Alexandra Flormann, Prospect, Conn; Rachel Konzman, Carbondale, Pa.; Maura Lalli, Jessup, Pa.; Ann Marie Lavelle, Avoca, Pa.; Suzanne Lennon, Mocanaqua, Pa.; Alyssa Mocion, Laflin, Pa.; Jillian Palermo, Hazleton, Pa.; Jordan Papp, Sunbury, Pa.; Tiffany Pfeil, Drums, Pa.; Leanna Puls, Southampton, Pa.; Judith Roccograndi, Kingston, Pa.; Krysta Smith, Millville, Pa.; Cathy Speace, Shavertown, Pa.; Jesi Swoboda, Price, Texas; Rhonda Tronsue, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Jacqueline Wheatley, Waldwick, N.J.; Shawn Wright, Tunkhannock, Pa., and Kayla Zechman, Towanda, Pa.
 
For more information about the Misericordia University Nursing Program, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/nursing or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.
 
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The Misericordia University Nursing Program recently inducted 25 students into the Theta Phi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The following students participated in the induction ceremony, first row from left, Patti Brodginski, Mountain Top, Pa.; Ann Marie Lavelle, Avoca, Pa.; Shawn Wright, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Judith Roccograndi, Kingston, Pa.; Tamara Bradley, Elysburg, Pa.; Alexandra Flormann, Prospect, Conn.; and Natasha Feidt, Millersburg, Pa.; standing, Rhonda Tronsue, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Jillian Palermo, Hazleton, Pa.; Kayla Zechman, Towanda, Pa.; Benjamin Annibali, Palmyra, Pa.; Krysta Smith, Millville, Pa.; Cathy Speace, Shavertown, Pa.; Ashley Allen, Milford, Pa.; Rachel Konzman, Carbondale, Pa.; Jesi Swoboda, Price, Texas; Jacqueline Wheatley, Waldwick, N.J.; Marissa Ewing, New Berlin, Pa.; Maura Lalli, Jessup, Pa.; Leanna Puls, Southampton, Pa., and Jordan Papp, Sunbury, Pa.