Student Life Q & A
How diverse is MCCN's student body?
Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) is committed to supporting and sustaining diversity on our campus. Our goal of respecting diverse spiritual and cultural values goes hand-in-hand with our goals of service to community and to offering educational opportunities for holistic development of outstanding health care professionals.
When considering MCCN, you, like many students, may feel the need to ask questions such as: What is it like academically and socially? Will I fit in? Are there people like me? Will I find my niche? You'll find answers about the diversity of the MCCN community by exploring the diversity section on our website and by talking with our admissions staff and current students.
Are first-year students allowed to have cars on campus?
Yes, any student is allowed to have a car on campus. The only restriction is that students must park in designated lots around campus. It's important to note that MCCN is also on a bus line and that cars are not necessary as transportation once on campus. This is a walking campus.
What activities are available to MCCN students?
Students at MCCN are very active and can join an existing group or start a new one. Many of our students are active in such club sports as basketball, softball, and volleyball. Many others enjoy providing community service, yoga or dance classes, or participating in the Student Government Association or Campus Ministry. MCCN also offers students membership in SNAM (Student Nurse Association of Mount Carmel). In addition, a few of our students conduct leadership development training through Army ROTC.
Should I bring a computer?
It's up to you to decide whether or not to purchase a computer for your college career. More than 90 percent of MCCN students do bring one to campus. If you choose not to own a computer, there are computer labs accessible to students. Every student has his or her own computer account providing access to email, the internet, online library resources, and other services. Finally, the campus network can be accessed in every apartment in the resident hall.
Can I smoke on campus?
Mount Carmel College of Nursing is a smoke free campus. Smoking is not permitted inside or out of any College building, including residence halls.
Diversity at Mount Carmel
MCCN supports a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.
Commitment to diversity is an integral component of college life at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
Definition of diversity at MCCN
At MCCN, diversity includes not only the obvious aspects of race, gender, and ethnic backgrounds, but also the less visible circumstances that individualize students’ lives. MCCN welcomes and supports first generation college students, students who are single parents, students living with disabilities and medical issues, students with varying religious practices and beliefs, students who must work full time, and students who are at risk of dropping out of school for lack of money and resources.
Respect for unique talents and abilities
MCCN’s diverse and inclusive environment respects all students as individuals who bring unique talents and abilities to the community and empowers them to reach their potential as professional nurses. Faculty and staff are committed to diversity as a concept and a goal, accountable to do their part to create and nourish such an environment at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
How diverse is the MCCN student body?
Mount Carmel College of Nursing has a reputation for graduating highly skilled and valued nurses, as well as for a strong and proactive diversity program. Enrollment of minorities stands currently at 17%.
In the field of nursing, men have historically been a minority group. MCCN’s celebration of diversity means men are welcomed and special support systems are already in place, including an established male student network and male faculty members. MCCN’s male population is 10%.
Diversity Programs at MCCN
Lunch and Learn is an entertaining series to help the college community become aware of life, culture, and healthcare in an environment different from our own. Presenters range from local minority leadership to healthcare providers who share experiences of nursing in foreign countries or in different cultures. The College also sponsors Black History Month presentations, and commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Diversity extends to nursing studies
For future nurses, knowledge of cultural differences can be life-saving. Nurses will encounter much diversity in their patients, and appreciation of patients’ beliefs and lifestyle can contribute to patients’ healing.
Through a number of well-organized student groups and activities, you'll be able to extend your MCCN education outside the classroom. Whether your interests are professional, social, spiritual, or athletic, there is a student organization that can make your college experience even more fulfilling.
The MCCN Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization designed to represent the ideals, values and beliefs of MCCN students and is dedicated to excellence in action. SGA is committed to working collaboratively with administration and faculty to enhance MCCN programs, activities and initiatives.
To encourage healthy bodies as well as healthy minds, the College organizes a number of intramural sports each year for individuals and teams, including, but not limited to, co-ed soccer, softball and volleyball and women’s basketball. Other sporting events include bowling, dodgeball, and golf tournaments.
The College offers a variety of activities for students, ranging from field trips to Clipper's baseball games and NHL Blue Jackets hockey games to on campus lectures and specialty week events. Activities are regularly communicated via e-mail, through the campus newspaper, The Carmel Rapper and on the website.
Student Nurses Association of Mount Carmel (SNAM)
SNAM is MCCN's affiliate of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), a pre-professional organization that offers a variety of programs and activities aimed at fostering professional growth and development,and honing leadership skills.
Joining the NSNA provides a number of benefits, including the opportunity to participate in state and national conventions, receive loans and scholarships, secure Professional Liability Insurance, and receive the association’s Imprint magazine.
Student Ambassador Program
The college ambassador program is designed to familiarize individuals throughout the campus and Columbus community with the offerings of MCCN. Students who are chosen to be college ambassadors represent the student body at various college events and are an integral part of MCCN communications efforts. These events range from casual to "black tie" affairs. College ambassadors perform a wide variety of tasks at these events such as: setting up the event, distributing programs, registering guests, and answering questions regarding MCCN.
Students chosen to be college ambassadors represent the "brightest and best" students at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing
- Applicants must be well rounded in terms of academic performance, activities, and/or athletics, and leadership
- Candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to be considered
- Since the college ambassador program is of such significance, competition is strong for positions.
For more information about the college ambassador program, contact the director of admissions and recruitment, at 234-5144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society for freshmen which honors high academic achievement in the first year of college. The purpose of the organization as stated in the constitution is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.
Show your school spirit! A variety of Mount Carmel College of Nursing t-shirts, jackets, hooded sweatshirts and more are available for purchase from our MCCN Spirit Shop.
Student uniforms can only be purchased from Roberts Medical online at: http://robertsmed.com. The login is mc13.
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Campus Living (Main Campus, Columbus)
- Live on campus, minutes from classes and clinicals
- Beautiful, apartment-style living
- Each unit fully furnished with modern amenities
Living on campus is a significant part of the College experience. Through a collaborative relationship with Oakwood Management Company, apartment-style living is available to Mount Carmel College of Nursing students adjacent to the College. The apartments combine convenient location, modern amenities and social opportunities.
Imagine being just a few minutes’ walk from class and the library; a short drive to restaurants, activities and events in downtown Columbus; and surrounded by classmates to socialize and study together.
MCCN students who reside in the apartments have a unique advantage in that every one of them is studying nursing—there is always someone around who can help you find the answer to your question and help you study for upcoming exams.
Take a tour of one of our apartments.
Provided at no extra charge in each apartment:
- A living room with sofa, chairs and end tables
- A dining area with table and chairs
- A kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal
- Laundry room with washer/dryer
- Two bedrooms with two beds, two desks, and two dressers per room
- Two full bathrooms
- Blinds on all windows
- Central air-conditioning
- Time Warner cable television
- Security system
- Wireless internet capabilities
Conveniently available nearby:
- Computer Room/Group Study Area located in Holy Cross Hall
- Community/Mail Room, Yoga Room and Exercise Room located in Angela Hall
- Free parking in the Mount Carmel parking garage
- Access to exercise facility, Rec Room, Study Lounge and Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library during designated hours
Residents can individualize their unit with personal items:
- Bed linens and pillows
- Towels and washcloths
- Dishes, pots and pans
- Decorative items
Guide To On-Campus Living
Cost of living in the Student Residence Hall is $500 per student, per month for MCCN students. Rent for students requeseting a single room is $700 per month depending on availability. Rent for non-MCCN students is $700 per month.
* Fees subject to change.
Required Residence Living
First year (Fall Semester) undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre-licensure program full-time and part-time students who live outside a 35-mile radius, and full-time and part-time sophomores living in residence as of April 30 of the previous academic year, are required to live on campus.
A deposit of $200 per resident is required and will be refunded once resident has completely moved out of the apartments, returned their keys and a housing walk-through and condition report has been completed.
- Residents sign a 9.5 or Ten month lease agreement. Residents have the option to extend their leases over the summer months.
- Seniors graduating in December sign six month agreements.
- Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) residents sign 13 month agreements.
Heat, water and electric utilities are included in the rent.
Cable and internet is included. Internet ready. A phone jack is in each apartment.
Each student has online access to a comprehensive Residence Hall Handbook defining policies and procedures they are required to understand and follow. Residents will sign a statement indicating they have read and understand the contents of the handbook.
You may request your own or have the College select based on availability.
Residents may park in the garage adjacent to the Residence Halls.
Available at Mount Carmel East, West and St. Ann’s campus cafeterias.
Safety and Security
Each unit comes equipped with a security system. Students may request an escort from hospital Safety and Security after hours. Blue phones are located at several locations on campus, including outside of the Residence Halls.
Resident Director and Advisors
There is one Resident Coordinator (RC) for the halls and one Resident Advisor (RA) per floor.
Campus Activities and Events
Many activities and events are scheduled throughout the year for Mount Carmel students. Students are encouraged to become involved in a variety of activities, as it is an important part of the College experience.
To take advantage of this exciting on-campus housing opportunity, submit your application as soon as possible as housing is limited. Don’t miss out on the benefits of proximity to classes and classmates.
* Fees subject to change
Contact Colleen Cipriani, Director of Student Life, at 614-234-5828 or email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Fitness and Club Sports
Health and fitness is a way of life at MCCN. The Columbus campus offers an onsite fitness room where students can work out and get in shape on a variety of exercise and fitness equipment.
While the College does not offer an inter-collegiate athletic program, it does offer students an opportunity to participate in club or intramural sports including soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball.
Life at Mount Carmel College of Nursing is fast-paced, interesting and fun! You can find something to fill every moment, if you like, or instead find moments to chill and just hang out, enjoying old friends and making new ones.
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Mount Carmel College of Nursing provides a vibrant, challenging and fun atmosphere where classroom education, clinical opportunities and other learning experiences lead to skills – and memories – that will last a lifetime.
At Mount Carmel College of Nursing, we know it can be difficult to be away from home for the first time. There are so many new experiences and new people that sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands.