News Release


Mount Marty College Recognizes New Nursing Students

Published Date3\3\2014
The Mount Marty College Nursing Program hosted a Pledging Ceremony for its BSN Nursing Class of 2016 and Practical Nursing Class of 2014 on January 20, 2014, in the Bishop Marty Chapel. BSN and Practical nursing students pledged their commitment to the nursing profession - a life of work and dedication.

This year's BSN nursing student pledges include: Kelly Amundson, Yankton, SD; Jaclyn Benac, Tyndall, SD; Molly Buche, Sioux Falls, SD; Tessa Carda, Armour, SD; Erica Eickhoff, Menifee, CA; Michelle Everett, Tyndall, SD; Amber Faulk, Yankton; Grant Flicek, Sioux Falls, SD; Cindy Gartner, Irene, SD; Jenna Geiken, Sioux Falls, SD; Michael Grimme, Yankton, SD; Katie Groteluschen, Columbus, NE; Haley Haukaas, Yankton, SD; Amy Hisek, Yankton, SD; Jordyn Hudelson, Elk Point, SD; Trisha Kaufman, Delmont, SD; Alexandria Klimisch, Yankton, SD; Jamie Konrad, Parkston, SD; Bailey Kuchta, Wynot, NE; Kelsey Lentz, Hartington, NE; Sophia Lopez, Carlsbad, CA; Aline Mukesha, Winchester, CA; Victor Perez, South Sioux City, NE; Miranda Pribil, O'Neill, NE; Iden Ramey, Yankton, SD; Allyson Roth, Springfield, SD; Kirsti Skuza, Sioux Falls, SD; Jamie Thelen, Omaha, NE; Brian Vodvarka, Dodge, NE; Amber Wilson, Bloomfield, NE.

Practical Nursing student pledges include: Latasha Boucher, Yankton, SD; Melissa Burge, Gayville, SD; Nikki Chladek, Crofton, NE; Kathryn Goldammer, Sioux Falls, SD Amy Johnson, Yankton, SD; Jonathan Curiel-Lopez, South Sioux City, NE; Allison Mora, Tripp, SD; Michelle Paulson, Yankton, SD; Nathan Porras, Yankton, SD; Judy Shelby-Tech, Burke, SD.

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. Susan Kalsow, MMC Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, and faculty members of the Mount Marty College Nursing Program participated in the pledging ceremony. Dr. Kalsow and Shelly Luger, Chair and Director, Division of Nursing, welcomed the BSN and Practical nursing students, family, and friends. Instructor Krystal Diedrichsen gave the Opening Prayer. Readings were provided by Katie Huff, Instructor of Nursing, and S. Sharon Ann Haas, Assistant Professor, Instructor Carol Stewart presented the PN students, Pam Wiebelhaus presented the BSN students. Sister Kathy Burt, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Sister Corinne Lemmer, Professor of Nursing, anointed the students' hands as a symbol of their responsibility to use them conscientiously. Instructor Michelle Rohde led the students in a Nurses' Prayer before the ceremony concluded.

For more information on the Mount Marty College nursing program please visit www.mtmc.edu/nursing.