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Employment Opportunities

For career opportunities at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, please visit the Job Search on the Mount Carmel Health System website. Positions for Mount Carmel College of Nursing can be found under the Mount Carmel West facility.

For other inquiries regarding faculty positions, please contact the associate dean for appropriate program.

Barbara Barta, PhD, RN
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Program

Tara Spalla, PhD, RN
Interim Academic Dean

Angela Phillips, EdD, RN, CNE
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing Program

Mission Statement

Mount Carmel College of Nursing, a collaborative learning community, serving in the spirit of the Catholic tradition, offers excellent science-based education in nursing and allied health in a caring, respectful, and socially responsible environment.

Core Values

  • Academic Excellence
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Social Responsibility


  1. Serve the community.
  2. Offer educational opportunities for holistic development of outstanding healthcare professionals.
  3. Respect diverse spiritual and cultural values.

Expected Outcomes

  1. The graduates demonstrate competence for practice.
  2. The faculty demonstrate excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and practice.
  3. The teaching-learning process occurs in an environment supportive of diversity.
  4. The faculty, students, and staff provide quality healthcare programs and services to communities.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The HLC was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Contact Us: The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 . Fax: 312.263.7462 .

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Consumer Information

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Mount Carmel College of Nursing is an institution of higher learning dedicated to meeting the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community. Highlighted below are key statistics about Mount Carmel.

About Our Students

Total Number of Students by Classification:

  • Freshman 152
  • Sophomore 154
  • Junior 169
  • Senior 173
  • Second Degree 69
  • RN-BSN 209
  • Graduate 157

Average High School GPA: 3.52 (for Fall 2014)


  • Female 90%
  • Male 10%

Race/Ethnicity: 12%

Classroom Environment

  • Only 10% of our classroom sections have enrollments of more than 50 students
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 40:1 (classroom); 20:1 (lab); 8:1 (clinical)

About Our Faculty

Total Faculty: 108

  • Number with Doctoral Degree: 20
  • Number with Master's Degree: 81
  • Full time Faculty: 58
  • Part time Faculty: 50
  • Minority Faculty: 9%
  • Male Faculty: 10%
  • Female Faculty: 90%

About Our Staff

Total Staff: 23

Non-Discrimination Statement

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) is committed to equal opportunity in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, gender, ancestry, age, religion, sexual orientation, weight, height, ethnic or national origin, disability, or veteran status that does not interfere with performing as a faculty, staff, student or volunteer at MCCN. MCCN complies with existing federal and state regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. Additionally, MCCN values divergent perspectives that are founded in individual differences and is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the college’s faculty, staff, students and volunteers.


Nursing Philosophy

Mount Carmel College of Nursing provides educational programs in a Judeo-Christian environment which enhances the unique intellectual, moral, spiritual, and psychosocial development of the person. The faculty accept responsibility to prepare professional nurses for theory based practice at the basic and advanced levels that reflects the values and standards of the profession.

Caring is integral to nursing, valuing the dignity and worth of persons, service to others, social justice, altruism, autonomy, and integrity. Nursing is the practice of caring behaviors founded upon the integration of general education and professional studies. Nursing involves the management of health care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. The nurse is a health care professional who enacts multifaceted roles to promote optimal health during all life experiences. Nurses work collaboratively with clients and multidisciplinary teams to design, provide, coordinate, and implement health care. They respond to the diverse and changing needs of society in the local community as well as the broader global community.

Nurses are both knowledgeable and active in political, economic, and regulatory processes that influence health care practices. Health involves the harmonious integration of all dimensions of the client; it is culturally defined, valued, and practiced. Health is a dynamic, lifelong, multidimensional process whether the client is an individual, family, community, or population. Changes in health status occur in response to the stressors and strengths of the internal and external environment. The nurse provides holistic caring interventions directed at assisting the client to promote health.

Baccalaureate nursing education provides the foundation for professional nursing practice. Through a collaborative and interactive process, the self-directed learner develops the skills of critical thinking, effective communication, holistic assessment, caregiving, and leadership for professional practice. Clinical practice, which is the essence of nursing, is augmented through nursing theory and research. Baccalaureate nursing education encourages lifelong inquiry for professional development.

Graduate nursing education provides the foundation for specialized roles in education and clinical practice. Research, theory for advanced practice, and strategies for validating and utilizing research findings are integral to graduate study.

Teaching Philosophy

The faculty at Mount Carmel College of Nursing believe that teaching-learning is a dynamic, interactive sharing of knowledge that stimulates lifelong learning for both learner and educator.

We believe that both learners and faculty are responsible for a collaborative teaching-learning process. Students are responsible for engaging in learning opportunities while faculty are responsible for providing innovative nursing education based on theory and evidence. As faculty we pledge to maintain our expertise and to promote nursing knowledge.

We strive to create an intellectually challenging learning environment where faculty role model professional education and nursing standards. We believe in developing caring relationships with students that promote personal, academic and professional growth.

We believe in developing the learner to his/her greatest potential through growth of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are hallmarks of the professional nurse.


Christine Wynd, PhD, RN

Christine Wynd, PhD, RN, is president of Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN), which offers both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and has one of the largest undergraduate nursing programs in the United States.

As its second president since Mount Carmel transitioned in 1990 from a school of nursing to a bachelor’s-level degree-granting institution, Dr. Wynd succeeds Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, who transitioned to president emeritus in July 2014.

Prior to coming to MCCN on July 1, Dr. Wynd served as dean and Strawbridge Professor at Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Her experience in nursing education and leadership is extensive and includes directing the PhD in Nursing program at the University of Akron and teaching at both The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. She retired from the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps at the rank of colonel in 2001. Her military experience includes serving as chief nurse for two separate Combat Support Hospitals and as the Reserve representative to the office of the assistant chief, Army Nurse Corps.

An advocate of lifelong learning, in addition to her experience Dr. Wynd will bring to MCCN her learnings from the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She also holds a Doctorate degree in Nursing Executive Administration from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science degree in nursing from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint John College.

An exceptional leader who has the vision and dedication to take nursing education to the next level to meet the ever-changing demands and opportunities in healthcare and higher education, Dr. Wynd will transition the institution of higher learning into a new era in the history of Mount Carmel, which was founded in 1903 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. She is completely devoted to sustaining the excellence already inherent in the College and to taking MCCN into a very bright and promising future, as she builds on the work of those before her, and collaborates with the outstanding faculty and staff, dedicated alumni, engaged students and committed Board of Trustees.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing Board of Trustees

Matt Mazza, BS, Chair
Mike Kennedy, JD, Vice Chair
David Bianconi, BS, Treasurer
Gwen Gloeckner, Secretary
Craig W. Anderson, MD
Lynn Asensio, BS
Sister Barbara Hahl, CSC
Tanya K. Hahn, CPA, MBA
Joseph Hamrock, MBA

Mary Jo Hudson, JD
Carol McGuire, BSEd
Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN
Susie Parsons, BSN, RN
Sister Agnes Anne Roberts, CSC
Sister M. Rose Anne Schultz, CSC
Claus von Zychlin, MBA
Miechelle Willis, MS
Christine Wynd, PhD, RN, ex officio