Watch the LIVE FEED of the MCCN Pinning here starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and Commencement starting at noon on Saturday, May 6.

For questions about Commencement, please contact Karen Greene, director of Records and Registration, at kgreene@mccn.edu or 614-234-5685.

For questions about the Pinning Ceremony, please contact Colleen Cipriani, director of Student Life, at ccipriani@mccn.edu or 614-234-5828.

Graduation Mementos

Jostens is the authorized source for the MCCN graduation cap and gown. Deadline for online orders is March 31, 2017.

For those who are interested, optional graduation announcements, diploma frames, class rings, note cards, etc., can be ordered from jostens.com (items normally ship within two weeks).

Photography at the Ceremonies

A professional photographer will be taking photos at both Pinning Recognition and Commencement. If you forget your cameras, run out of film or batteries, Bruce L. Heflin Photography will be there to capture those special moments.

Both ceremonies will be videotaped. DVD copies with both ceremonies can be purchased for $19.95. A composite of all graduates will be available at www.mypicturesnow.com.

Please click on the “Photography” link for details.  For the answers to additional questions, contact Bruce L. Heflin Photography at 614-478-5345 and 800-944-1633, or blhphoto@aol.com.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing requests that family and friends remain sensitive to the desire of all to see every bit of the ceremonies. When taking photographs during Pinning and/or Commencement, please stand to the LEFT or RIGHT of the stage.  PLEASE DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE STAGE.

Attire

The appropriate dress for our guests at both events is business attire.

Andrew J. Ginther

Under the leadership of Andrew J. Ginther, the City of Columbus was named America’s Opportunity City, and as mayor, Andrew J. Ginther will continue to work with labor, business, faith, and community leaders to promote opportunities for every person in every neighborhood.

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther

Andrew J. Ginther was elected the 53rd mayor of Columbus on Nov. 3, 2015, succeeding Mayor Michael B. Coleman who was the longest-serving mayor in Columbus history.

Mayor Ginther previously served on Columbus City Council from 2007-2015, and served as president of Council from 2011 until assuming the Office of Mayor January 1, 2016.

Under his leadership, Columbus topped the Midwest in job creation, adding 50,000 jobs while wages grew more in Columbus than any other big city in America. At the same time, the City reduced healthcare, workers’ compensation, pension and other expenses projected to save more than $260 million.

Mayor Ginther has worked to ensure Columbus police officers and firefighters have the resources they need to keep Columbus safe, adding more than 1000 police officers and firefighters combined since 2007. During that same time, Columbus’ violent crime rate dropped nearly 30 percent while the population grew by nearly 10 percent.

Mayor Ginther has been a champion for critical crime prevention strategies, including the Police Summer Strike Force and Community Crime Patrol. He expanded community policing initiatives by adding diversity and inclusion liaison officers and is an advocate for body worn cameras.

Mayor Ginther is also charting the future of early childhood education in Columbus and is working with Columbus City Schools, community-based providers, private sector leaders to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten, and ultimately to provide universal pre-k for all Columbus children.

Mayor Ginther is leading a new initiative to reduce infant mortality in Columbus. CelebrateOne is a collaborative effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of our neighborhoods. The goal: to reduce the infant mortality rate by 40 percent and cut the racial health disparity gap in half by 2020.

Looking forward, Mayor Ginther will work to create the strongest middle class in America, promote a thriving economy and ensure every person is equipped for the jobs of the 21st century.

Mayor Ginther will continue to invest in safe neighborhoods and ensure Columbus has the best trained and equipped police officers and firefighters in the nation.

Mayor Ginther will work to promote equality and embrace the diversity that make Columbus neighborhoods strong, and to welcome all who want to make Columbus home.

Mayor Ginther is a Columbus native and proud Columbus City Schools graduate, and he has a long history of community service. Prior to joining Columbus City Council, he was elected to the Columbus Board of Education in 2001 and re-elected in 2005.

Mayor Ginther earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from Earlham College, studied abroad at the University of Ulster and Queen’s College in Northern Ireland, and taught at public schools in Belfast and Derry. He also served in consecutive internships at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, where he taught non-violence and dispute resolution.

Mayor Ginther, wife Shannon and their young daughter live in Clintonville.

A professional photographer will be available at both Pinning and Commencement:

Bruce L. Heflin, Photography
319 James Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
614-478-5345 and 800-944-1633
blhphoto@aol.com

  • Bruce Heflin Photography will take pictures at both ceremonies.
  • Each baccalaureate graduate is photographed receiving his or her pin.
  • Each graduate is photographed receiving his or her diploma.
  • Portraits in cap and gown and in uniform at Pinning will be held as graduates exit the stage.
  • View and order pictures online within 24 hours at www.mypicturesnow.com.
  • Proofs mailed if requested.
  • Following the ceremony, photographer will take candid photos of graduates with families and friends.
  • Prices start as low as $8.95, or for $45, purchase your image files (includes picture of you receiving your diploma and the cap and gown portrait).

The pinning ceremony and graduation will be video taped. You can purchase DVD copies with both ceremonies for $19.95.

Any questions? Contact Bruce L. Heflin Photography.

Be sure to let your family know that if they forget their cameras, run out of memory or their batteries go dead, Bruce L. Heflin Photography will be there to capture these special moments.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing requests that family and friends remain sensitive to the desire of all to see every bit of the ceremonies. When taking photographs during Pinning and/or Commencement, please stand to the LEFT or RIGHT of the stage.

PLEASE DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE STAGE.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students may participate in May Commencement if they have no more than two nursing clinical courses remaining and are eligible to complete the nursing program within the same calendar year

Information Updates

Check CARMELink, your student mailbox, and The Carmel Rapper frequently so you won’t miss important information or deadlines.

Graduation Requirements

Update your degree audit to make sure all graduation requirements have been met. Pre-licensure students contact Records and Registration; RN-BSN students contact Jami Nininger, Assistant Dean, and Master's students contact Anne Hinze, Academic Program Advisor.

Community Service

Complete your Community Service Program requirement and submit documentation to Dr. Scott Dolan (pre-licensure program), Anne Hinze (Academic Program Advisor), or Jami Nininger (RN-BSN Completion Program).

Sigma Theta Tau

If you are a member of Sigma Theta Tau and do not already have a purple/white honor cord, order one from the organization's website: http://www.nursingsociety.org/catalog/catalog_gifts.html.

NCLEX-RN ATI Live Review

Prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Students on track to graduate from the traditional pre-licensure program are required to attend an onsite NCLEX Review offered in May during finals week. This is a three-day comprehensive in-class review held at MCCN on May 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. . Additional details will be communicated to graduating pre-licensure students.

Graduation Cap and Gown and Mementos

Jostens is the authorized source for the MCCN graduation cap and gown. Deadline for online orders is March 31, 2017.

For those who are interested, optional graduation announcements, diploma frames, class rings, note cards, etc., can be ordered from jostens.com (items normally ship within two weeks).

Rehearsal for Pinning and Commencement

All graduates must attend rehearsal at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Grove City Church of the Nazarene.

Ceremony Arrival Times

Graduates must arrive at Grove City Church of the Nazarene one hour in advance of both ceremonies: at 6 p.m. on May 5 for Pinning and at 11 a.m. on May 6 for Commencement.

Attire

In recognition of the significance of these events, the appropriate attire is as follows:

Pinning

  • Traditional Pre-licensure Students: white uniform (not scrubs) adhering to MCCN clinical dress code. The student uniform may be worn if desired. College shoulder patch is to be removed from the student uniform for pinning.
  • RN-BSN Students: knee length white lab coat over business attire.

Commencement

For All Students: business attire under cap and gown.

Parking at Grove City Church of the Nazarene is free and plentiful. Please park on the north or south side of the church.

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Grove City Church of the Nazarene
4770 Hoover Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123


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