The Nightingale, Fall 2010

 
 


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In This Issue
2010-11 Enrollment
From the Undergraduate Dean
20010-11 Outlook
MCCN-FMC Begins Third Year
Convocation 2010
Meet and Greet Weekend
News for Students and Parents
MCCN-FMC Picnic
Excellence in Nursing
National Scholarship Winner
Camp Mount Carmel
Student Activities
First Year Experience
College: A Family Tradition
Parents' Role
Library Services
Residence Life
Financial Aid Updates
Business Office News
From the Registrar
From the Student Health Office
Student Development Objectives
Chaplain's Corner
Supporting MCCN
MCCN Sprit Shop
Calendar Highlights


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Dear Friends, ann fall 10

A warm welcome to our new students' parents and families, and welcome back to everyone. Mount Carmel College of Nursing is privileged to provide nursing education to your student and to partner with you in supporting him/her in realizing

the dream of a dynamic career in nursing.

 

Please take a moment to read through this e-newsletter for important information regarding the 2010-11 academic year and for an insight into your student's life at MCCN. We are happy to have you and your student in our MCCN family.


Sincerely,
Ann E. Schiele, sig
Ann E. Schiele, PhD, RN
President/Dean
Mount Carmel College of Nursing


2010-11 Enrollment

Total enrollment

827 students*

 

Students by Class Level

Freshmen = 150 (132 Columbus; 18 Fairfield)

Sophomores = 151 (128 Columbus, 23 Fairfield)
Juniors = 180 (163 Columbus, 17 Fairfield)

Seniors = 135

 

SDAP = 70

RN-BSN = 58

Masters = 65 (including 5 in post-master's online education track)

Dietetic Interns = 8

RN Refresher = 10


*-numbers are approximate.


Greetings from the Undergraduate Dean


From the desk of Barbara Barta, MS, RN,

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs


We welcome you and your student back to Mount Carmel for the 2010-2011 academic year! We have exciting changes in technology that I hope you have heard about. We are initiating a new academic management system for students this fall that is accessible through CARMELink.  We are pleased that this system is now in place. In the very near future, students will be able to register online for courses each semester.

 

With the growth in student population, we have several new faculty members who will be in class and clinical experiences with your student.  They bring strong nursing knowledge and clinical expertise and are eager to work with students.   I am confident they will provide strong educational experiences. I look forward to a good year with lots of learning going on!

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your student's professional education.  

 


2010-11 Outlook


It's an exciting time for Mount Carmel College of Nursing, and an exciting time for the nursing profession. The 2010-11 academic year will feature the launch of new programs, new offerings and benefits for students.

 

New Programs

The nurse-managed health center on the Mount Carmel West-MCCN campus opened September 15. Called the Nursing Center for Family Health, the facility will provide clinical opportunities for MCCN students. The Center is the recipient of a Cardinal Health Grant for $25,000 which will be used to purchase equipment. Students can be seen in the Nursing Center, if referred by Kathy Walters, MS, RNC, CNNP, Student Health Nurse.

 

The Family Nurse Practitioner Track for the master's program and the online RN-BSN completion program have a projected start up date in early 2011.

 

Student Health Promotion

The exercise room has been expanded in the lower level of Marian Hall and updated equipment added. Student Health 101, the online interactive monthly magazine provided as a service to the students from MCCN, promotes wellness. The resident advisors in the on-campus student apartments have been provided with a first aid course, first aid treatment charts, first aid kits, and a Red Cross first aid book for reference.

 

Multiple College Activities

"Thanks to the efforts of Director of Student Life, Colleen Cipriani, this will again be a very active year for College activities.  I encourage all students to take advantage of all the College offers," Dr. Schiele said.

 

Health Insurance Contacts

Initiated last year, the College continues to offer potential contacts for you to consider if you are in the market for health insurance for you and your family. If you are interested, please consult the letter sent to you this summer for names and contact information. Please note that there are other insurance companies that can assist you. We encourage you to contact several insurance agents to determine who has the best health coverage for you within your budget.

 

The President's Door: Always Open

"I invite each of you to stop by my office and say hello.  My door is always open," said Dr. Schiele.



MCCN-FMC Begins Third Year

 

Among the 58 students enrolled in Mount Carmel College of Nursing at Fairfield Medical Center (MCCN-FMC) for the 2010-11 academic year are 17 juniors, 23 sophomores, and 18 freshmen.


Cheryl Mace; MSN, MALM, RN coordinator
cheryl mace

"I have high hopes for the MCCN-FMC program, planning to add a maximum of 24 new students per year." said Cheryl Mace, MSN, MALM, RN, new coordinator of the program.

 

"The MCCN-Fairfield program brings the same Mount Carmel nursing education as offered in our Columbus location to the Lancaster, Ohio, area. The program is in good hands under the leadership of Cheryl Mace, who has served our students for many years," said Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, President/Dean.

 

"This area is well-served by the MCCN-FMC program.  Many of our students plan to stay and practice nursing here," Mace said. The MCCN-FMC program is a collaboration among MCCN, Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), and Ohio University-Lancaster.

 

"We welcome the MCCN-FMC students and their families to our MCCN family and are committed to providing them with the very best collegiate experience. We are here on behalf of all students and welcome their input and ideas," says Dr. Schiele.  "I wish you all a wonderful and successful academic year."



Convocation 2010


Celebrating Excellence in Nursing Education

 

Mount Carmel's traditional kick-off to the academic year-Convocation-was an inspiring beginning and a salute to student effort and scholarship.  

 

The student flag bearers at the ceremony at New Albany Church of the Resurrection were Brad Marsh, carrying the Mount Carmel College of Nursing flag; senior Patrick Smith; junior and MCCN-FMC student Ashley DeGoey; sophomore Nadia Mohammad; freshman Katie Dunlap; and Second Degree Accelerated Program student Justin Kelly.

 

SGA president Joe Derr delivered the opening remarks. Lori Lindsey and Joshua Leasure read Scripture. There was a musical reflection by Chelsi Cummings. Rachel McMillan and Ian Weidner joined Shirley Cooley, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, in offering prayers and blessings.

 

President/Dean Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, declared the opening of the 2010-11 academic year. Kathy Espy, BA, Director of Diversity and Community Initiatives, announced the scholarship recipients and recognized our generous donors.

 

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and many thanks to the donors who help make excellence in nursing education possible for so many students.


For more on Convocation 2010, visit our photo gallery.



Meet and Greet Weekend


The new resident Meet and Greet was held in June to give campus apartment residents and resident advisors a chance to get to know each other. The students did "Speed Roommating" to get to know each other and pick potential roommates.  The weekend offered numerous activities, including a visit to the Franklin Park Conservatory.


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New for Students and Parents


Provided free as a service to our students and their parents by Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Student Health 101 is a monthly online, interactive magazine geared to college students and covering topics related to health promotion and college life.


Reading the first issue of Student Health 101 are (l-r) Julia White, Olivia Sapia, and Devon Baldwin.
student101
Student Health 101takes a holistic approach to a wide range of topics, including wellness, managing stress, diet and nutrition, time management, college life, relationships, finances, exercise and fitness; recipes; etc.  

 

"Students can submit videos of themselves talking about, for instance, how they deal with stress or sharing a favorite recipe," said Student Health Nurse, Kathy Walters, MS, RNC, CNNP.

 

Student Health 101 also offers MCCN students a link to students from other colleges and universities from across the nation who also subscribe. "Our students will get the perspective of students nationwide on topics of interest to them," added Walters.

 

For Parents

A companion piece to Student Health 101 is a condensed version of each issue sent to students' parents who sign up for it.

 

In addition to the five or six articles, our issue will include information particular to MCCN. "This is a really cool service provided by the College for the students," concluded Walters.



MCCN-FMC Nightingales Celebrate at August Picnic


MCCN-FMC students and faculty had a great time at the annual

picnic held in Lancaster. The picnic was a perfect opportunity to

reconnect, meet new students and welcome the start

of a new academic year.





MCCN Excellence in Nursing Honorees

Exceeding Expectations, Exemplifying Excellence


Congratulations to our five MCCN Excellence in Nursing honorees, among the 89 Mount Carmel nurses and five physicians honored this year. The honorees' collaboration and commitment to nursing has earned them the respect and recognition of their peers and the distinction of being selected for the sixth annual Excellence in Nursing Awards.

Honorees were chosen from Mount Carmel hospitals, services and Mount Carmel College of Nursing- all excelling in the spirit of care, compassion, leadership and teamwork. 

 

honorees
Five MCCN faculty honored with an Excellence in Nursing Award are (l-r):
Kathleen Lennon, Tricia Whitney, Bev Gish, Brenda Beyer, and Ann Waterman.


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National Scholarship Winner

Kayla Munk
Kayla Munk

Junior Kayla Munk, this year's president of the

Student Nurses Association at Mount Carmel (SNAM), was recently awarded one of the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future Scholarships from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA).

 

This is a significant honor, as just 101 scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year were awarded from among hundreds of applications. Scholarship recipients and sponsors were recognized at the National Student Nurses' Association 58th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, in April. Applications for the 2011-12 academic year now available at www.nsna.org.


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Camp Mount Carmel - Fun and Informative


Again filled to capacity, Camp Mount Carmel 2010 hosted 67 high school campers here at the College, June 14-17.  The four-day camp included exciting, interesting field trips, hospital tours, and activities that gave campers a taste of the healthcare career choices available to them.  The campers gave the entire program high reviews.


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Taking a break from camp duties are the 2010 counselors (l-r), first row - Kelsey DeMorrow and Shivani Patel; second row - Amy Kusneske and Meredith Conine; third row - Emily Forgrave and Amy Belknap; fourth row - Christian Graves, Patrick Smith, and Ian Weidner. Not pictured: Nicole Cistone.

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Student Activities


Sports teams are forming now and dance classes are offered several times a week. Campus ministry activities are open to all and begin in mid-September. MCCN students are also invited to attend activities and events at Ohio Dominican University's Bishop A Griffin Student Center.  

 

As a service to our students four student COSI memberships and two family memberships (Students can now take their children [up to 4] and significant other to COSI for free!) are available. COSI memberships may be signed out on a daily basis.

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First Year Experience (FYE)


FYE is a program creating successful transitions for first-year students. It is comprised of the following components:


"The Pulse"

To give all new incoming MCCN students a head start on the academic year, "The Pulse" approaches nursing education methodically, energetically, with focus and a pinch of humor.

 

"College and Career Success Seminar"

 Designed as a humanities course to promote lifelong understanding and self-development, the course applies physiological, social and psychological principles to success in college, the world of work, and life.  Explore personality, interests and values to increase self-understanding in relation to a nursing career.  Discover strategies for lifelong learning by identifying learning style. Apply life management techniques, such as time and money management, to accomplish personal goals.  Develop a plan for wellness and living a long and healthy life.  Learn strategies for motivation and stress management. Practice creative and critical thinking techniques.

Stars on Ice

Attending a "Stars on Ice" night out as part of last year's First Year Experience are (row 1, l-r) Cheryl Mace, Brooke Fraley, and Holly Long; (row 2, l-r) Bridget Brandon, Jenna Dillhoff, Jessica Boggs, Michelle Faust, Allison Heilbrunn, and Molly Wake.


"Freshmen Leadership Forum"

Composed of first year students interested in deepening personal knowledge, engaging in personal reflection, promoting professional conversations, harnessing creativity and innovation, and leading themselves and others toward personal and educational goals.

 

"Distinguished Speaker Series"

To broaden knowledge and awareness of all students.


College: A Family Tradition

When a student goes off to college, the entire family experiences change.  As the student gains independence, the role of the parent shifts from caretaker to supporter and the bond between parent and child will continue to grow and evolve during the college years.  Your student will be grateful for the support and investment you have made in his or her future.

 

Tips for Family Members:

  • Learn to be flexible regarding change and uncertainty.

  • Let your student take on new responsibilities without parental interference.

  • Trust your student's problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Be realistic about your student's strengths and weaknesses.

  • Anticipate the ups and downs of daily life, because the excitement of new opportunities may be balanced with the stress of taking on new challenges.

  • As a parent, you may witness a variety of changes, such as the student's major area of study, clothing, hairstyles, language, and friends.  The student may question religious beliefs along with other life values; however your student will not forget the core values you have given them to be successful.

Parents' Role

As difficult as it may be, it is time to let go once again.  Just as you were thrilled, and a little nervous, with your child's first step, going away to college is another first step.  Allow your student to take that step toward adulthood, to experience new things, to develop as the awesome person you know he or she can be. Support your student's efforts at independence and celebrate accomplishments together.

 

Encourage your student to be involved with campus activities, club sports, and service projects. Help your student to make Mount Carmel College a home.  Encourage them to learn about and utilize on-campus resources:   Class Advisors, Instructors, the Library staff, the Academic Success Center, the Office of Student Life and Campus Ministry, to name just a few.

 

Support the development of your student becoming an effective decision maker. When your student shares a concern or problem, ask, "So, what are you going to do about it?" Be a listening ear and an advisor, but refrain from stepping in to solve the problem.


Confronting challenges, with your support, will help students become effective navigators of college life and help them to grow increasingly self-sufficient.  

 

Read more about student development.


Library Services at MCCN

Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library's (MCHSL) mission is to provide high quality customer-oriented, expert knowledge-based information services and resources to students, educators, professional staff, and all associates of Mount Carmel.

Serving as a trustworthy professional portal to diverse healthcare information needs and inquiries, MCHSL is easily accessible, offering services and personal support at Libraries at all MCHS locations, and through www.mccn.edu/library and social networks.

We encourage parents and families of MCCN students to find MCHSL on Facebook and become part of our "Facebook family." We care about you and your student and are here to serve you by sharing our expertise. Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library can assist you in acquiring personal knowledge, informational needs, and access to healthcare information.


Stevo Roksandic, MBA, MLIS

Director, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library, sroksandic@mchs.com


Residence Life

It is our hope that your student enjoys living on campus and feels very much at home here.  Resident apartment living can be a very rewarding experience and the source of lifelong friendships and memories.

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Pictured last year in their apartment in Holy Cross Hall are Megan Johnson, Tara McCalla, Audrey Fisher, and Courtney Blair.

Mount Carmel is staffed by people committed to helping your student make the transition from living at home to living on their own in our close-knit community.  Students may be living away from home for the first time, and we are here to help them adjust to this change. It is natural for students to have some apprehension, but they will soon grow to enjoy the independence. Read more about residence life at MCCN.

Financial Aid Updates

Education is one of the greatest opportunities afforded our students.  Likewise it will be one of your and your student's greatest investments.  Financial aid provides assistance in obtaining your student's dream of becoming a bachelor's prepared nurse.   

 

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to providing the appropriate federal and state funding available to each student.  This funding is based upon the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Each year a FAFSA must be completed in order to process an award letter. 

 

The award letter provides the cost of attendance (i.e. tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, meals, transportation, etc).  Each student must be provided the overall cost for attending MCCN.  This is the basis of the budget for the academic year in which the student will be enrolled.  I am often asked, "Do I have to pay the school for the meals, transportation, books, etc.?"  The answer is no.

 

The tuition and fees and housing (if living in the campus apartments) require payments to the school.  Financial aid is available for both tuition and housing.   It is important that the FAFSA is completed within the designated timeframe.  This helps to ensure timely receipt of the funds.

 

There are instances when the amount of the tuition and fees will not be covered by the financial aid awarded.  The Federal PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) has been provided for parents to secure the additional monies needed for their student's education.  The application process is simple and can be completed by going to StudentLoans.gov or to the www.mccn.edu, financial aid, links, StudentLoans.gov. 

 

When you have completed the application, you will be notified of the outcome.  If you are denied the PLUS loan, provide the school with a copy of your denial and your student will become eligible to receive additional Unsubsidized Stafford Loan monies.  This is not an automatic process.  The financial aid office must be notified of the denial. 

 

There are instances in which there is a desire to secure a private loan.  Please feel free to use any lender of your choosing.  We have provided a list of lenders that our students have had success with in the past.  Please note that most students will need a co-signer and that this loan is based on credit-worthiness.

 

How can I find out information about my or my student's account?

CARMELink is your first step.  Many questions that you may have regarding financial aid and billing can be addressed by the CARMELink. To gain access to CARMELink go to www.mccn.edu, current student, and select CARMELink.  Input the correct log-in information and select the department from which you desire information.

 

How can I keep up with my loan information?

 

NSLDS.ed.gov is the official website that houses all of your federal loan information.  Visit it frequently to keep up with the amount of loan debt that you are incurring.  It will also have your interest accumulation from the time of the loan to the current time.

 

There will always be specific questions that need to be addressed.  Please feel free to contact the financial aid office at 614-234-1842 or send an e-mail to mccnfinancialaid@mchs.com.  We are here to help you and your family during your time at MCCN.


Alyncia M. Bowen, PhD, MSA, Director, Financial Aid; 614-234-5177; bowen@mchs.comMCCNFinancialAid@mchs.com

From the Business Office

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) provides excellent educational opportunities in nursing. An investment in your student's future, education will pay for itself many times over. MCCN is committed to working collaboratively with students and families to make nursing education affordable.

Business Office is Here to Help
The financial obligation is the same for every student at MCCN. Financial aid, payment plans, and other resources are available for eligible students, and the professional staff in the Business Office is here to help.

The Business Office uses several means to communicate with students: The Carmel Rapper (the College newspaper), the MCCN website, CARMELink, and Nightingmail email.


Electronic Billing Statements

Upon registering for classes at MCCN, a student incurs a legal obligation to pay tuition and fees. The Business Office provides electronically the student account billing statement, which includes charges and payment activity as well as a payment due date. Billing statements are available online at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of a semester. It is the student's responsibility to access their account through CARMELink and be aware of their financial obligation.

 

Payment Information

Tuition and fees are due in the Business Office the Monday prior to the first day of the semester, unless satisfactory payment arrangements have been made. Business Office staff is ready to help with payment arrangements, and flexible payment plans are available. If a student account has a balance 60 days after the start of a semester, the account will be placed on "HOLD," unless satisfactory payment arrangements had been made with the Business Office. A student will not be able to register for classes or receive grade reports until the hold has been released.

 

Student account transactions can be processed online using the same CARMELink login that students access for schedules, grades, and billing statements. Students have the ability to make payments on accounts electronically by using the CASHNet option under the Business Office tab of CARMELink. Credit cards or electronic checks (ACH) can be processed without students or parents calling or coming into the office. MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards are accepted; credit card payments will be assessed a 2.75% transaction fee. There is no transaction fee for ACH payments.

 

Refunds

Students also have the option to have any refunds deposited directly into their personal bank accounts, instead of waiting for a paper check and without coming into the office. Use the CASHNet option in CARMELink and enroll in eRefund with your account information.

 

Prepaid Meal Accounts

Prepaid meal accounts are available and can be used in the hospital cafeterias and Charlie's Java Jolt. Money can be deposited into the meal accounts in the Business Office. The student ID badge can then be used when purchasing food/drink items until the meal account is depleted.

 

Contacting the Business Office

The Business Office staff is here to help and encourages communication. The office is located on the first floor of the Center for Learning and Education (CLE) building by the building entrance. Office hours are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. After-hours appointments are available upon request. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Kathy Smith at (614) 234-2230 or ksmith@mchs.com or Jatia Love at (614) 234-2266 or businessoffice@mccn.edu. Thank you. We look forward to serving you.


From the Registrar

Student
Assessment

Mount Carmel College of Nursing administers the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) series of assessment tools to all nursing students throughout the pre-licensure program.

 

As a first step, all new students are required to complete the Critical Thinking Entrance Assessment and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS-V). Detailed information is included with the orientation information mailed to the student's home address.

 

Fifteen entering fall semester students with the highest overall TEAS-V scores will each be awarded a $500 scholarship. To be eligible, a student must achieve one of the top overall scores and place at the proficient level or higher on each subtest of the TEAS-V (reading, math, science, English/language usage). All new students who score below the proficient level on the math section will be automatically registered in a basic math course (MATH 090).

 

Substance Abuse Testing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing complies with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, which is designed to prevent the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The College Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program is described in detail in the Student Handbook that students receive at the start of each new academic year.

 

During their first few weeks of enrollment in the College, all new students will be tested for use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. Drug/alcohol screen results are kept in strict confidence. The fee for this testing will be charged to the student's MCCN account.

 

Any student who refuses to be screened for non-prescribed controlled or illegal substance and/or alcohol, on initial or follow up tests, will be considered to have tested positive and will be required to follow the substance abuse procedures, as outlined in the Student Handbook.

 

Student Dress Policy

The student dress code is enforced with the goal of a high standard in professional self presentation. It is important for Mount Carmel students to recognize their role as representatives of the College and the profession of nursing in all settings. Appearance and self presentation must be commensurate with professional expectations. Details of the Student Dress Policy can be found in the Student Handbook.

 

All MCCN students are issued identification (ID) badges at the start of their first year. Badges serve a number of functions, including identifying students in the College and providing access to College services. Students must wear ID badges at all times while in the role of a Mount Carmel student.

 

Failure to comply with the dress code may result in disciplinary actions including, but not limited to, dismissal from the classroom or clinical site. Any adaptations to this policy due to cultural or health reasons are to be negotiated with the Assistant Dean.

 

FERPA Privacy Information for Parents

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs release of records maintained by an educational institution and access to those records.


When a student reaches the age of 18 or begins attending a postsecondary institution, regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student. This launches a significant change in parent/student roles when it comes to education records.


In a higher education environment, the basic concept is that the student is the "owner" and the institution the "keeper" of the record. Parents and guardians have no automatic right of access to student education records at the post-secondary level. This right is limited solely to the student. Student authorization for an institution to communicate with parents about tuition and financial records applies only to those specific records and does not include academic or other student records without the student's specific written consent prior to release of information.


Colleges and universities comply with FERPA regulations by dealing exclusively with the student. The Office of Records and Registration acts as the Custodian of Records for Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Parents are provided a FERPA Privacy Information brochure at New Student Orientation and upon request. Additional details can be found on the College website (www.mccn.edu).

From the Student Health Office
 

Incoming freshman or new transfer students:

Fill out your blue MCCN Health Form and turn in to the Student Health Nurse as soon as possible.  A MCCN personal first aid kit will be provided to you when your completed health form is received in my office. Required information to be documented on your form:

  • Dated physical signed by physician or Nurse Practitioner.

  • A valid tetanus shot (given every 10 years).

  • Dates of two MMR injections (measles, mumps, and rubella) and results of a rubella blood titer (to confirm immunity).

  • Dates of two varicella injections (chicken pox) or a varicella blood titer to confirm immunity.

  • Dates of three Hepatitis B injections and results of a Hepatitis B blood titer to confirm immunity.  You may also sign a waiver if you want to refuse getting the series, but I really don't recommend that as Hepatitis is NOT a disease you want to get!  Hepatitis vaccines are available in the Student Health Office for $51.50 per injection ($154.50 for the series of 3 injections).  Call me to make an appointment if you plan on receiving this at the college.

  • A "2-step" TB skin testing.  This is two separate TB skin tests given 7-14 days apart.  This can also be done via the Student Health office for free at MCCN (charge included in the Semester General Fee).  For individuals that cannot receive a TB skin test (previous + test or individual who received BCG in the past) a CXR report is needed, and you will have to fill out a questionnaire provided by the Student Health Office.

Students planning on living in residence halls (apartments):

A meningitis vaccine is HIGHLY recommended.  You may also sign a waiver for the meningitis vaccine, but due to the seriousness of meningitis, I strongly encourage all students who plan to live in the apartments to receive a meningitis vaccine.  Meningitis vaccines are available in the Student Health Office for $60.50.  Call me to make an appointment to receive the vaccine PRIOR to moving in!


Returning students (sophomores, juniors, seniors):

TB skin tests have been conducted free of charge (charge included in the Semester General Fee) by the Student Health Nurse. 


All students:

Influenza vaccines will be available at no cost (based on availability of the vaccine).  Dates of vaccine clinics will be communicated to the student body as soon as the Student Health Office obtains an allotment of vaccines from the hospital pharmacy.

 

Kathy Walters, MS, RNC, NNP-BC, Student Health Nurse; 614-234-5408; kwalters@mchs.com


Student Development Objectives
 

As holistic development is an underlying theme of a Mount Carmel College of Nursing education, the Holistic Development Model is designed to explain and clarify how personal growth and development occurs outside the classroom through participation in co-curricular activities and events.  Students may request a co-curricular activity summary to be used in conjunction with their academic transcript to give a complete picture of an MCCN graduate.

 

The Holistic Development Model is a proactive approach to living an optimal lifestyle.

 

* Six Dimensions of Holistic Development:

Community

Involvement, Service, Self-Efficacy, Citizenship, Family, Social Network, Environment, Sustainability, Political;

  • Voting in college and national elections

  • Participating in MCCN community service and outreach programs

  • Participating in Campus Ministry's Avondale Projects

  • Serving as a Camp Counselor for Camp Mount Carmel

 Achievement

Quest for Knowledge, Study Skills, Time Management, Openness to New Ideas, Capacity to Question and Think Critically;

  • Participating in Sigma Theta Tau

  • Awards Received  (.i.e., Senior Awards)

  • Tutoring Avondale and MCCN students

  • Participating in study groups

 Relationships

Appreciation of Similarities and Differences of Races, Cultures, Lifestyle Differences; Strive for harmony, trust, loyalty and stimulation in relationships and balance between being alone, being with others, and being in a crowd;

  • Attending and Participating in Lunch and Learn Programs

  • Participating in Campus Ministry Retreats

  • Participating in College Mission Trips

  • Participating in student activities

 Moral

Values Clarification Programs, Ethics, Principles, Religion and Spirituality;

  • Participating in Campus Ministry prayer services and programs

  • Attending and participating in Ethics conferences

  • Participating in exploring issues through Social Justice panel discussions

  • Participating in study circles

 Emotional

Assertiveness Training, Stress Management, Acceptance of Sexual Identity of Self and Others, Life-planning to achieve balance between study, work and play;

  • Developing and improving manners and etiquette

  • Discovering personal interests and passions

  • Developing independence

  • Accepting one's self-image

 Leadership

Decision Making, Vision, Motivation, Goal Setting, Service Leadership, Facilitation and Development Skills;

  • Participating in Student Government Association

  • Participating in Student Nurse Association

  • Participating in the Student Ambassador Program

  • Attending and participating in leadership conferences

  • Serving on College committees

 

*This is not an exhaustive list of all campus activities, development opportunities or personal growth potential.


Chaplain's Corner


The Soul of a Nursing Student

 

Your children come to Mount Carmel College of Nursing to engage in a profound metamorphosis. Already wonderful human beings, they hope to emerge from their years at Mount Carmel as competent and compassionate nurses.  That transformation is no trivial endeavor.  Their teachers watch them work, and struggle, and learn, and question, and make mountains of information their own.  Their clinical instructors and preceptors mold, form, and sculpt these wonderful people into even more wonderful nurses.

 

The predictable happens as well: there are success and failures; there are good days and bad days; the rest of their life continues: they fall in and out of love; they experience triumph and tragedy; children are born; loved ones die.

 

Your nursing student child is not only not immune to the vagaries of life - but - because they have the SOUL OF A NURSING STUDENT, they experience life with a deeper sense of its significance.  They know that they are pursuing more than a job - more even than a career.  They know that what they will do with their skills - indeed with their life - is something of God.  

 

We watch them care for their bodies; we watch them enrich their minds; we watch them develop important qualities of heart - and we watch them nourish the deepest part of themselves - that sacred place where they meet the God who is calling them.

           

At Mount Carmel College of Nursing, your sons and daughters are on holy ground.

 

 Pete McClernon, College Chaplain; 614-234-1590; pmcclernon@mchs.com.


Supporting MCCN

Event Benefits MCCN Students

 

The Mount Carmel Foundation hosted the 16th annual Golf Invitational on July 12, at The Lakes Golf and Country Club in Westerville, Ohio. Funds raised benefit MCCN students, men and women pursuing their dreams of becoming professional registered nurses.

 

This year's invitational brought in 132 players representing 43 central Ohio business and community organizations and raised $98,000. The presenting sponsors were AEP, HHA Services, and PNC.

 

Students assisted at the outing and shared their nursing experience with donors. The proceeds will promote educational opportunities and fund scholarships at MCCN.


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"This event generates awareness throughout our community of the College's significant impact on the nursing profession and central Ohio healthcare," said Jan Burkey, MCCN Director of Development.

 

The invitational will be held again next year at The Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 11. If your business or company is interested in participating, contact Jan Burkey, Director of Development, at 614-234-3837 or jburkey@mchs.com.

 
For more on the MCF Golf Invitational visit out photo gallery.

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MCCN Spirit Shop

Support Your Student's College Spirit!

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The Mount Carmel College of Nursing Online Campus Store is your convenient, one-stop resource for College apparel, supplies, and gifts. With just one click of the mouse you can  purchase logo hoodies, t-shirts, caps, sweaters and more for students, family, friends and alumni.  Click here  to start shopping.

  • The MCCN Online Campus Store can also be accessed through the commercial MCCN website under the "Current Students" header.
  • For those who want to do on-site shopping, please stop by the campus store located on the 4th floor in Marian Hall across from the Student Services office.
Calendar Highlights Fall 2010
 

October 12-17       Fall break (students only)

November 11         Rho Omicron Induction Ceremony

November 25-26   Thanksgiving (holiday)

December 13-17    Final exams


Academic Calendar


Numbers to Know

Front Desk
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Administration:  614-234-5213
Billing: 614-234-2230
Financial Aid:  614-234-5177
Student Services:  614-234-5828
Academic Success Services:  614-234-2646
Office of College Relations:  614-234-1372