Carlow University to Hold Drive-By Nursing Honor Society Induction on Friday, October 9

Carlow University will hold a “drive-by” induction ceremony for the nursing national honor society on Friday, October 9.

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25 Nursing Students Will Receive Their Honor Cords and Certificates in Parking Lot B

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The pandemic has caused a disruption in a number of activities over the past few months but the Carlow University chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate nursing students will move forward with a “drive-by” induction into the society on Friday, October 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Carlow’s Parking Lot B, located off of Terrace Street.

“Some current members of the honor society will be present with a table that contains the book inductees sign and the honor cords that they receive,” said Anthony Good, DNP, assistant professor of nursing in Carlow’s College of Health and Wellness.  “If the inductees want their families to be present, then they can be there, but only the student may get out of the car to sign the book and receive their honor cord.  We have determined clean pens/dirty pens and will follow all university and CDC guidelines surrounding the novel coronavirus.”

​Only students that have been invited to join are able to be present.  Students are ranked in the top of the junior class and top of the class for second-degree nursing.  Graduate students who hold a bachelor-of-science in nursing may also be inducted.

This ceremony normally takes place indoors and during the Spring semester, but Carlow University canceled its spring induction as a result of the novel coronavirus.


Editor’s Note:  The news media is welcome to cover the induction ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9.  The ceremony is not expected to take longer than 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but it should provide an opportunity to see students adapting to pandemic restrictions but still celebrating accomplishments.

About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact.  Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in two colleges:  the College of Health and Wellness and the College of Arts and Sciences.  The College of Health and Wellness includes the departments of Nursing, Respiratory Care, Healthcare Data Analytics, Health Management, and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and the Physician Assistant programs.  Graduate programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy will soon be added.

Carlow University also believes in the education and growth of students both inside and outside the classroom, where they can join student government, clubs, and academic honorary societies where they can develop skills in judgment, leadership, analysis, decision-making, and communication.  For student-athletes, Carlow’s 14 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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