Nursing Recognizes 94 Students During its Dedication Program

The Bethel College school of nursing recognized 94 nursing students during the nursing dedication program held earlier this month in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. The nursing faculty recognized 56 BSN students and 38 ADN who have completed nursing fundamentals, as well as advancing in their respective nursing program. Prior to the start of the program, guests enjoyed a slide show prepared by ADN student JoAnne Jester and musical selections by violinists Anna Klassen, BSN nursing student, and Lydia Klassen and pianist Hannah Winfield.

Amber Sahloff, a 2007 BSN graduate, gave the opening prayer following the welcome by Vice President for Academic Services Bradley Smith, Ph.D. A reading, “To Be a Nurse” by A. H. Lawrence, was presented by ADN class member Angela Shirk. BSN class members Renee Struwing and Lauren Cox performed “Let It Start With Me.”

Dean of Nursing Carol Dorough, Ed.D., introduced Assistant Professor of Chemistry Beth Kroa, Ph.D. Kroa delivered the address “The Hem of His Garment.” She referred to the medical pain rating scale of 1-10 and cited four reasons for pain that can be found in the Bible. Following her address, Kroa was honored with a gift presented by BSN student Stanton Hinson, who also honored JoLynn Reimer, assistant profession of nursing, for her work in organizing the program.

The history of the Florence Nightingale nursing lamp was given by Dorough, after which students received a lamp from a member of the faculty. The benediction was read by Nicole Freeman, senior BSN student.