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|WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT |
|Dear Friends, |
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.
Ann E. Schiele, PhD, RN
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
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
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your
student's professional education.
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.
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.
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.
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:
"I invite each of you to stop by my office and say
hello. My door is always open," said Dr.
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
Cheryl Mace; MSN, MALM, RN coordinator
"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."
in Nursing Education
traditional kick-off to the academic year-Convocation-was an inspiring
beginning and a salute to student effort and scholarship.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Reading the first issue of Student Health 101 are (l-r) Julia White, Olivia Sapia, and Devon Baldwin. Student Health 101
takes 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
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
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.
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
Junior Kayla Munk, this year's president of the
Student Nurses Association at Mount Carmel (SNAM), was recently awarded one of the 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.
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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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
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
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.
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
Learn to be flexible regarding change and uncertainty.
Let your student take on new responsibilities without
Trust your student's problem solving and decision making
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Roksandic, MBA, MLIS
Director, Mount Carmel Health
Sciences Library, email@example.com
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you and your family
during your time at MCCN.
From the Business Office
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
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.
Office uses several means to communicate with students: The Carmel Rapper (the College newspaper), the MCCN website, CARMELink, and
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
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.
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 email@example.com or Jatia Love at (614) 234-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. We look forward to serving you.
From the Registrar
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
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.
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.
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
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!
(sophomores, juniors, seniors):
TB skin tests have been conducted
free of charge (charge included in the Semester General Fee) by the Student
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;
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
* Six Dimensions of Holistic Development:
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
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
Tutoring Avondale and MCCN students
Participating in study groups
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
Attending and Participating in Lunch and Learn Programs
Participating in Campus Ministry Retreats
Participating in College Mission Trips
Participating in student activities
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
Participating in study circles
Assertiveness Training, Stress Management, Acceptance of Sexual Identity
of Self and Others, Life-planning to achieve balance between study, work and
Developing and improving manners and etiquette
Discovering personal interests and passions
Accepting one's self-image
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.
The Soul of a
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
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
Pete McClernon, College Chaplain; 614-234-1590; email@example.com.
Event Benefits MCCN
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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on the MCF Golf Invitational visit out photo gallery
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MCCN Spirit Shop
Support Your Student's College Spirit!
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
- The MCCN Online Campus Store can also be accessed through the commercial MCCN website under the "Current Students" header.
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
Calendar Highlights Fall 2010
October 12-17 Fall
break (students only)
November 11 Rho Omicron Induction
November 25-26 Thanksgiving (holiday)
December 13-17 Final
Numbers to Know
Academic Success Services
: 614-234-2646Office of College Relations