ST. MARY’S- John Martin (COL ‘15) was flabbergasted to learn yesterday afternoon that the NHS was not the National Honor Society, but in fact the School of Nursing and Health.
When we caught up with John and asked him how he could go four years without figuring out the truth about the NHS he responded, “I would always ask about applying to the NHS, you know, it’s a prestigious thing to be in the National Honor Society, but everyone would always laugh at me. It was like no one really cared about it and I would never understand why. Now I do.”
When asked if Martin, a Global Health Major, would have applied to the NHS if he could do it over again, he said “No, but if we had an on campus National Honor Society that would be something I’m interested in.”
Martin, who has taken multiple classes in St. Mary’s before, “always thought the NHS signs were meant to promote academic integrity” and “had no relation to the medical terms, medical symbols, and the words School of Nursing and Health” that surrounded them.
Martin’s confusion is understood. The acronym NHS makes absolutely no sense if the official title is the School of Nursing and Health. To use Martin’s words, “They were asking for it.”