Graduating Students

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.

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