Simpson University Inducts Nursing Students into Honor Society

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University recently welcomed 11 new inductees into its Honor Society of Nursing.

The class of 2019 honorees include students from the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program who comprise the top third of their graduating class.

They were recognized during a campus reception in March that included Betty M. Dean School of Nursing administrators, faculty and staff, as well as other guests.

The following nursing students were inducted: Erin Delgado, Sophie Gleason, Sanae Yoshihara, Tabita Simon, Jonathan Quon, Abigayle Hansen, Nicole Choate, Jackie Morway, and Anna Nash. In addition, assistant professors Lisa Scott and Crystal Carithers, were also inducted.

Kristie Stephens, dean of the School of Nursing, gave the welcome and invocation; assistant professor Misty Smith made introductions; and assistant professors Scott and Carithers joined associate professor Linda Henrich in inducting the candidates.

The inductees came forward to receive red honor cords and a certificate.

Mark Schneider, assistant professor, gave the address and charge; associate professor Rebecca Swartzman closed with the benediction.

The Honor Society of Nursing is patterned after Sigma Theta Tau International, founded in 1922 by six nurses at what is now Indiana University School of Nursing. The mission of the honor society is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

For more information about Simpson University’s Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, visit simpsonu.edu/nursing.

Photo by Chyna Xiong / Simpson University Honor Society of Nursing 2019 inductees, from left, Erin Delgado, Sophie Gleason, Sanae Yoshihara, Tabita Simon, Jonathan Quon, Abigayle Hansen, Nicole Choate, Jackie Morway, and Anna Nash. Not pictured: Assistant professors Lisa Scott and Crystal Carithers.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding almost 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements.

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