2014–2015

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

MCCN Colleagues were recognized on 7-29-14 as part of the celebration of Who’s Who in Black Columbus!

  • Ms. Kim Campbell
  • Dr. Tanika Cherry-Montgomery
  • Dr. Shirley Cooley
  • Ms. Kathy Espy
  • Ms. Fatma Al-Lamki

Twelve nursing faculty received the 2014 Mount Carmel Excellence in Nursing Awards. Colleagues recognized these individuals for outstanding leadership in advancing nursing education. They were honored at the Annual Excellence in Nursing Celebration and Dinner on September 18, 2014, at the Villa Milano restaurant in Westerville, Ohio. Faculty awardees included:

  • Ms. Fatma Al-Lamki
  • Dr. Tanika Cherry-Montgomery
  • Dr. Shirley Cooley, Kathy Espy
  • Dr. Kathy Fernandez
  • Ms. Bonnie Moses
  • Ms. Leigh Anne Myers
  • Dr. Angie Phillips
  • Dr. Tara Spalla
  • Dr. Darrell Spurlock
  • Ms. Margaret Stinner
  • Dr. Ann Waterman.

Office of College Relations and Marketing received national and local recognition for marketing and public relations excellence:

  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Central Ohio: Notified as Prism winners; will receive at May 7 Awards Dinner
  • Annual Collegiate Advertising Awards: Gold, New President Inauguration
  • Higher Education Advertising Awards: Gold, Total PR Campaign
  • Healthcare Marketing Awards: Merit, PR Campaign

Ms. Laurin Arnold received the 2014 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), Level II Designation.

Dr. Barbara Barta conducted a Higher Learning Commission focused site visit on December 9-10, 2014.

Ms. Cheryl Brooks, Nurse Manager, 3 North Medical Surgical, Mount Carmel East, and instructor with the RN-BSN program is working on a new project at MCE – a fellowship program for two IMC areas – recruiting new graduate nurses for these areas.

Ms. Kim Campbell has been appointed to Board of Trustees for the Breathing Association. She serves on the finance committee and co-chairs the Tea Committee, which is an annual fundraising event.

Ms. Toni Chops coordinated the Fitness and Nutrition Club (FAN) at Avondale Elementary School in Columbus, OH. The FAN Club is a grant funded after school fitness training and social cognition-based nutrition program for high risk and obese children. The community partnership includes Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Columbus Public Schools. Measurement data includes body mass index (BMI), hand grip, long jump, and progressive aerobic cardiovascular endurance run (PACER). Family participation and education is included in the program.

Ms. Toni Chops implemented a health education event at Cristo Rey High School in Columbus, OH. The school is a, Catholic college-preparatory high school for young men and women with economic need. Senior students enrolled in the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) provided interactive education on age appropriate topics to meet the health needs of the high school students.

Dr. Shirley Cooley:

  • Coordinated and provided health promotion services to participants at the Ohio Contractors Winter Conference, which is held annually at the Columbus Hilton, Easton Town Center (December 8, 2014). Several of our college faculty and nursing students provided heart health screenings and health promotion/nutrition counseling to the participants at the conference. Mr. Clark Street, who died in June 2013, was the former Executive Director of the Ohio Contractors Association and created a scholarship for the Mount Carmel nursing students in memory of his late wife Delores Street who had been a nurse, volunteered at Mount Carmel East, and later when she became ill, received loving care as a patient at Mount Carmel.
  • Earned initial certification as a nurse educator (CNE) by examination from the National League for Nursing; certification period 2014 – 2019.

Ms. Kathy Espy:

  • Was interviewed about attending the Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream Speech,” in Washington, DC during the 1960s. (2015, January). “I Have a Dream: Witness Reflects, Compares Society Past & Present”. Television Channel ABC 6.
  • Participated as a lead panelist at this year's Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color (LIWOC) program on March 25, 2015. She participated in the second annual Colorful Conversations Luncheon featuring a panel of distinguished Ohio State alumnae of color. The luncheon was co-sponsored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter in support of LIWOC’s mission. That mission is to assist women of color in developing networks that increase retention and graduation rates as well as personal and academic strategies that enhance their professional success.

Dr. Katheryn Fernandez:

  • Was appointed the Ohio Nurses Association Board of Directors as liaison to the Ohio Student Nurses Association through 2016.
  • Was appointed the National League of Nursing’s ambassador to Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Ms. Dawn Hughes conducted certification sessions in Disaster Sheltering and Health Services on behalf of the American Red Cross and the National Student Nurses Association at the latter's Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ in April, 2015. The course had over 560 students registered over the four sessions offered.

Ms. Robin Hutchinson-Bell was nominated and served as 2015 marketing chair for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Network and presented at the April 2015 NAP Conference in San Antonio, TX. Robin will continue to serve as chair in 2016.

Dr. Kim Loscko has been nominated as a McGraw Hill digital faculty consultant representative for the State of Ohio, representing Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Digital Faculty Consultants are a network of passionate educators, dedicated to advancing student learning through educational technologies, resources, and collaboration opportunities. They share their experience using the adaptive technologies at the college with others, through digital faculty representative hosted webinars, and through instructor to instructor advice.

Ms. Noreen Mulcahy:

  • Received the 2014 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), Level I Designation.
  • Received a 2014 certificate of completion from the Library Leadership Ohio Institute, which was facilitated by the Ivy Group that establishes leaders who will work together for the benefit of all Ohio libraries and the communities they serve; also to help guide Ohio libraries into the 21st century as leaders resolve issues facing libraries and communities.
  • Served as Chair of Cataloging Committee of Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) Consortia, 2014-2015.
  • Received “Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction” for completing the Duke University online course Copyright for Educators and Librarians, 2014.

Ms. Pat McKnight, Assistant Professor, was honored at “The Art of Giving” Gala sponsored by the American Diabetes Association on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Renaissance Columbus, Ohio.

Ms. Missy Mohler was a panelist for the ATI National Standard Setting Cut Score Study. Only one nurse faculty person was chosen from each state, so Missy represented Ohio and Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Ms. Antoinette Pallotta received the 2014 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), Level II Designation.

Mr. Donald Pearson:

  • Volunteered as Webmaster non-voting member of the OHSLA Executive Committee Ohio Health Sciences Library Association, 2014-2015.
  • Received the 2014 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), Level II Designation.

Dr. Angie Phillips was appointed to the Appeals Body of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a four-year term. The Appeals Body is a ten-member body from which the HLC draws members to serve on a panel to hear institutional appeals of Board of Trustee decisions that deny or withdraw accreditation or candidacy. The Appeals Panel is the final procedural step that either sustains or overturns the Board’s decision.

Mr. Stevo Roksandic:

  • Was elected as a 2015 Mover & Shaker by The Library Journal, a publication of Media Source Inc., which also owns the School Library Journal, The Horn Book publications, and Junior Library Guild. Mr. Roksandic was honored in the category of Advocate for his work in establishing Community Consumer Health Libraries throughout the MCHS -- advocating for literacy and diversity, serving the underserved, spreading and sharing technology, and much more. Chosen from more than 300 nominations, 50 Movers were selected because they see the future and bring it to life. There are six categories of Movers & Shakers: Change Agents, Innovators, Advocates, Educators, Digital Developers, and Community Builders.
  • Received the Consumer Health Information Specialization Program (CHIP), Level II Designation, from the Medical Library Association (MLA) in January 2014; and in January 2015 he was recognized as a Senior Member of MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). AHIP is MLA's peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program and membership, which reflects the investment of time and effort required for exemplary professional performance in areas of academic preparation, professional experience, and professional accomplishment.
  • Served as a President of Ohio Health Library Association (OHSLA) in 2013-2014 and currently serve as a Past-President in 2014-2015.
  • Serves on the OhioNET Board of Trustees representing special libraries. OhioNET is library membership organization of academic, public, school and special libraries in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
  • Was a panelist (2009-2014) at the Kent State University Masters of Library and Information Sciences School annual Career Nights held at Columbus Campus at State Library of Ohio

Dr. Kathy Sommers is a member of the Capstone Project Advisory Committee at Duke University School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She is serving on the Capstone Advisory Committee of Judith McKenna, former chief nursing officer at MC New Albany.

Dr. Tara Spalla:

  • Conducted a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education site visit on September 16-19, 2014.
  • Became a Master Reviewer for “Quality Matters,” the accepted source of continuous quality improvement for online educational programs. Both Sue Yeo and Beth Medaugh (from Fairfield Medical Center) are Peer Reviewers. A review team consists of three people.

Dr. Darrell Spurlock was appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Professional Issues Panel on Workplace Violence and Incivility. This is a panel sponsored by the American Nurses Association. The goal of this Professional Issues Panel will be development of a position statement on workplace violence and incivility and detailed recommendations for registered nurses and employers. The Advisory Committee will provide guidance and feedback to ANA and will be given opportunities to develop resources related to the project.

Ms. Mary Yoder was featured in the documentary: Two Blue Lines (directed by Columbus, Ohio filmmaker, Tom Hayes), which examines human and political rights situation of Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation (January 2015). Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

Faculty and Staff Presentations and Publications

Abbott, M. (2015, June). Objective grading: Avoiding subjective terminology commonly used in rubrics. Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio (local refereed poster presentation).

Brophy, L., & Krippel, S. (2015, May). Food allergies: Meeting the challenge. Ohio Environmental Health Association Conference, Dublin, Ohio (local podium presentation).

Brophy, L. (2015, May/June) Late-onset food allergies. Today's Geriatric Medicine, 8-9.

Cherry-Montgomery, T. (2015, March). Factors that hinder underrepresented minority ADN students from initially pursuing baccalaureate nursing education. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Cherry-Montgomery, T. (2015, Sep-Oct). Factors that hinder underrepresented minority ADN students from initially pursuing baccalaureate nursing education. 2015 National League for Nursing Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada (national refereed poster presentation).

Dolan, S. (2015, November). Impact of multicontextual teaching/learning on minority BSN student engagement: A qualitative research study. Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada (international refereed podium presentation).

Draudt, B. (2015, April). Relationship between timing of sex exchange and perceived stress in young adulthood. Midwestern Nursing Research Society, Indianapolis, Indiana (regional refereed poster presentation).

Draudt, B. (2015, April). Relationship between timing of sex exchange and perceived stress in young adulthood. PhD Student Research Day, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (local poster presentation).

Dreifuerst, K.T., Ironside, P.M., Spurlock, D., McNelis, A., & Wonder, A. (2015, September). Important distinctions between the practice of teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning and nursing education research in academic environments. 2015 National League for Nursing Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada (national refereed podium presentation).

Fernandez, K. & Mauer Baack, C. (2015, November). Transforming perspective on older adults: Conceptualizing the Silver Tsunami as a cultural paradigm shift. Aging and Society: The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging and Society, Washington, DC (national workshop presentation).

Fernandez, K. & Mauer Baack, C. (2015, November). Transforming perspective on older adults: Conceptualizing the Silver Tsunami as a cultural paradigm shift. Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada (international refereed poster presentation/ wait list for podium presentation).

Fernandez, K., Mauer Baack, C., Clayton, A., Myers, P., & Redman, K. (2015, May). Fall risk and older adults: A project promoting professional nursing through QSEN and senior BSN students. Annual Mid-West Geriatric Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (national refereed podium presentation).

Houchard, H. C., & Loscko, K. (2015, May). Evaluating the use of adaptive courseware to improve the first year experience in STEM courses. Ohio Project Kaleidoscope Conference, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio (local refereed podium presentation).

Kuhen, L., Wynd, C., Baker, J., & Woidtke, R. (2015, April). Systematic identification and management of sleep apnea in hospitalized patients: Implementation of an inter-professional care guideline. Transforming Nursing Practice through Research and Dissemination, 11th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (local refereed podium presentation).

Marzalik, P. & Spalla, T. (2015, March). “Joining Forces”: Incorporating veteran-centric content into an online RN-BSN curriculum. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Mauer Baack, C. & Fernandez, K. (2015, November). Transforming perspective on older adults: Conceptualizing the Silver Tsunami as a cultural paradigm shift. Aging and Society: The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging and Society, Washington, DC (national workshop presentation).

Mohler, M. (2014, June). What kind of feedback do nursing students want? [Web blog post] Retrieved from http://turnitin.com/en_us/customers/turnitin-educator-network/blog/2188-what-kind-of-feedback-do-nursing-students-want

Mohler, M. (2014, September). ATI content mastery series: National standard setting cut score study. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), Kansas City, Missouri (national symposium).

Mohler, M. (2014, September). Good to great: How Turnitin makes a difference in critical thinking. [Web bog post] Retrieved from: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/blog/517-turnitin-educator-network/2269-good-to-great-how-turnitin-makes-a-difference-in-critical-thinking

Mohler, M. (2015, April). Partners for NCLEX success. Poster presentation at the 2015 National Nurse Educator Summit, ATI. San Diego, CA.

Mulcahy, N. & Pearson, D. (2014). Building bridges: Sustaining innovative services to support efficiencies in a collaborative partnership, leadership and management section program. The Medical Library Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois (national refereed podium presentation).

O’Handley, H. (2015, April). Organizing a Mission/Immersion for Student Nurses. Poster Presentation at the 2015 Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) 10th Nursing Professional Development Educators’ Conference, Dublin, Ohio (local refereed poster presentation).

Pallotta, Antoinette. (2014, Fall). Come west and explore reflections. Midline (Newsletter of the Midwest Chapter, Medical Library Association), 135.

Phillips, Angela. (2015, February). How a private college used existing resources to address The Essentials of Master’s Education in nursing criteria in the direct care role of Nurse Educator. American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2015 Master’s Education Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida (national refereed podium presentation).

Roksandic, S. (2014). Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library Services: Health sciences librarianship gains momentum. The State Library of Ohio publication, Ohio Libraries Quarterly, 3(2).

Roksandic, S. (2014). Where to start? Needs assessment: Case study: Consumer health library needs assessment: Work for a new location. In M. Spatz (Ed.), The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information (pp. 19-22). New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.

Roksandic, S. (2014). Sustaining Innovative Services to Support Internal Efficiencies in a Collaborative Partnership. The Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (national refereed podium presentation).

Roksandic, S. (2015, May). From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Decade of Innovative Library Transformation. Medical Library Association 2015 Annual Conference: "Librarians without Limits," Austin, Texas (national refereed podium presentation).

Roksandic, S. & Pallotta, A. (2014, October). Consumer Health Information Education Gaining its Momentum. The Midwest Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota (national refereed podium presentation).

Shaw, P. (2015, March). End-of-life high fidelity simulation. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Shaw, P. (2015, September). Teaching end-of-life care using simulation. 2015 National League for Nursing Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada (national refereed podium presentation).

Snively, T., Shaw, P., Abbot, M. & Page, A. (2015, March). Multidisciplinary approach to writing in an online RN-BSN program. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Sommers, K. (2015, February). Advancing nurse leadership in an indirect care program. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Master’s Education Conference. St. Petersburg, Florida (national refereed podium presentation).

Spalla, T. (2014, September). Executive academic leadership challenge: Leading online programs, Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana (national refereed podium presentation).

Spalla, T., Spurlock, D., Marzalik, P., Snively, T., Dolan, S. & Yeo, S. (2015, March). Selecting a new LMS: Rapid evaluation strategy for best fit. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Spurlock, D. (2014, October 28). Emergency department study: Multivariate evaluation of emergency department nurse staffing and quality of pain management, 7th Annual Research Symposium at the Southern Ohio Medical Center (statewide refereed podium presentation).

Spurlock, D. (2014, December). Capnography (ETCO2), respiratory depression, and nursing interventions in moderately sedated adults undergoing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.

Spurlock, D. (2014, December). Editorial: Getting serious about building nursing education science. Journal of Nursing Education. Spurlock, D., Starr, C., Kavanaugh, M., Dilts-Skaggs, M., & Parthemore, S. (2015, April). Multivariate evaluation of emergency department nurse staffing and quality of pain management. Midwest Nursing Research Society, 39th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana (regional refereed poster presentation).

Spurlock, C. & Waterman, A. (2015, March). Choosing the DNP or PhD: Nurse educator perspectives. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Spurlock, D. & Wonder, A. (2015, April). Initial validity and reliability evidence for an objective knowledge measure, the Evidence-based Practice Knowledge Assessment in Nursing (EKAN). Midwest Nursing Research Society, 39th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana (regional refereed podium presentation).

Spurlock, D. & Wonder, A. (2015, September). An objective measure of EBP knowledge for nurse educators: Validity and reliability evidence for the Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge Assessment in Nursing (EKAN). 2015 National League for Nursing Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada (national refereed podium presentation).

Waterman, A., Snively, T. & Spalla, T. (2015, March). A model of caring and quality in online nursing education. 2015 Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Dublin, Ohio (statewide refereed poster presentation).

Waterman, A., Snively, T. & Spalla, T. (2015, November). A transformative model of caring and quality in online nursing education. Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada (international refereed podium presentation).

Wynd, C.A. (2014, November). All nurses are leaders: Transforming health care for the future. Rho Omicron Chapter Induction (Sigma Theta Tau International), Columbus, Ohio (local invited podium presentation).

Wynd, C.A. (2014, October). To engage, excel, and exceed: Mount Carmel College of Nursing, past, present, and future. Presidential Inauguration Speech, COSI, Columbus, Ohio (local invited podium address).

Zeni, M. B., & Wynd, C. A. (2014). Every picture tells a story: critiquing a professional nursing relationship in Barrett’s paintings of Florence Nightingale at Scutari. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (Refereed podium presentation, November 6, 2014).

Research/Scholarship Completed and In Progress

Dr. Tanika Cherry-Montgomery completed her dissertation: Factors That Hinder Underrepresented Minority ADN Students from Initially Pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree.

Mr. Scott Dolan is conducting his dissertation research: How Are Minority Baccalaureate Degree Student Nurses’ Experiences Affected in Learning through a Virtual Community?

Ms. B. Draudt is conducting a study with Jodi Ford (OSU): Relationship between Timing of Sex Exchange and Perceived Stress in Young Adulthood.

Dr. Kim Loscko and Ms. Heather Houchard are conducting a study: Evaluation of Student Learning Outcomes and Engagement Times Utilizing Adaptive Cloud Based Supplemental Courseware in the First Year Math and Science Courses of Undergraduate Nursing Students.