On top of any fitness goals you may have set for the New Year, it’s important to know where to turn when things don’t feel right, physically or emotionally. Mount Carmel College of Nursing has a new student health nurse, Laura Lawrence, BSN, RN, and a student counselor, William Bumgardner, LPCC, LICDC-CS, to help in such times.

We’ve all read the advice regarding diet, exercise and stress relief to achieve and maintain optimum health. But how do you put these tips into a framework you can use for your wellness goals? We asked Student Health Nurse Laura Lawrence, BSN, RN, and Student Counselor William Bumgardner, LPCC, LICDC-CS, for quick tips to ensure a physically and mentally healthy 2016.

Ashley Graves

As part of our ongoing series to profile faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature Ashley Graves, MSN, RN, instructor at MCCN-FMC.

Name: Ashley Graves

Nickname: Ash

Hometown: Somerset, Ohio

If I could spend the day with anyone it would be… Ellen DeGeneres. Besides being hilarious, she is a philanthropist, an advocate and true to herself.

With your help, Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Colleague Giving Campaign exceeded its goal, raising $23,228. Utilizing a donation match from the Mount Carmel Foundation, your gifts will help the College purchase a new van.

Congratulations to these faculty and staff and on their recent achievements:

Stevo Roksandic, MBA, MLIS, AHIP, and Don Pearson, MBA/MIS, from the Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library for these papers accepted for presentation internationally at the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC), in Toronto on May 13–18, 2016:

  • Revitalizing Library Services: Redefining and Maximizing Operational Efficiency and Excellence (podium/paper)
  • How Does Instruction by Medical Librarians on Using a Federated Search Tool Impact the Result of Medical Information Research: A Mixed-Method Descriptive Quantitative Study (podium/paper)
  • People-Centered Health Care: Consumer Health Librarians on the Front Line

Special thanks to everyone who participated in the Avondale Holiday Giving Program. This year, MCCN collected more than 300 gifts as well as hats, coats and mittens for children at Avondale Elementary School. Thank you for helping to make their holidays sparkle.

Seniors: make sure you’re prepared to take the NCLEX-RN after graduation by coming to the next lunch and learn on Monday, February 15 at noon in the College Lounge.