Glen Oaks Community College honored graduating students from the Nursing and Allied programs in two separate ceremonies on Sat., May 4. There were 34 students from the first- and second-level nursing classes who were pinned in a special ceremonies. The pinning ceremonies are a symbolic welcoming of new graduates into their professions. Nursing students recite the Nightingale Pledge, while Allied Health students repeat the Allied Health Creed.
As part of the nurse pinning ceremony, the Department of Nursing inducted three nurses into the Glen Oaks Community College Nursing Hall of Fame. New members this year were Hope Bailey, MSN, BSN, RN, Dr. Wesley Eichorn, and Janell Lederman.
Hope Bailey Bailey graduated from Glen Oaks in 1994 with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007 at Western Michigan University during which time she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau. In 2010, Hope completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College.
In 2010, Bailey received the Distinguished Alumni award from Glen Oaks and the following year she received the Fellows award.
Bailey is a board member on the Allied Health and Nursing Advisory Boards at the college. She is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association.
Bailey has held the position of chief clinical officer at the Three Rivers Area Hospital for a number of years.
In her words, “I take great pride in leading nurses. I believe in servant leadership. I work to mentor young and seasoned nurses in clinical and leadership growth, and I appreciate the fact that I’ve been afforded the opportunity to give back to a community that has given me so much.”
Retired Professor Janell Lederman and Dr. Wesley Eichorn were also inducted into the Glen Oaks Nursing Hall of Fame during the event.