Sixty-four students received their sophomore pins as part of a ceremony held Friday, February 26, 2016 in the MSB Auditorium. This is the tenth class of Second Degree Accelerated Program at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Michelle Marko, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, led the ceremony in prayer as the students celebrated the transition from didactic classroom learning to hands-on, direct patient care nursing.

Get your creative juices flowing and help send students to the upcoming National Student Nurses Association convention. Join SNAM-FMC on Saturday, March 5 from 3-6 p.m. at Two Broke Artists Studio in Lancaster. Participants will be painting a beach theme. Cost is $40.00 per person; money raised will be used to help get students to the NSNA convention in Orlando, Florida. Sign up on the studio’s website. We hope to see you there!

Kristin Partee

As part of our ongoing series of profile faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature Kristin Partee, BSN, RN, Assistant Instructor.

Name: Kristin Partee

Nickname: Partee

Hometown: Nelsonville, OH

Alma Mater: Ohio University

I can’t live without… iced lattes.

Join your classmates for a freshman class meeting on Monday, April 18 from noon until 1p.m. in the Medical Staff Building Auditorium. The purpose of the event is to meet faculty who will be teaching your courses and to learn tips for success for your sophomore year success. An agenda will be provided at a later time.

With colleges and hospitals experiencing a shortage of qualified nursing educators, now is a vital time for nursing education programs. This shortage can limit student capacity, which, in turn, can create a shortage of nurses.

Shivani Patel, BSN, RN, CPN, Assistant Instructor, recently chaperoned her clinical group to the Ronald McDonald House. Patel and the group, including students Brooke Pregibon, Heather Roderick, Sarah Heming, Carly Bedinghaus, Alex Rasey and Katherine McClellan had the opportunity to tour the facility and bake for the families staying at the house. The trip provided the group with perspective and allowed interaction with staff, volunteers, patients and families. Patel and her group were able to interact with a patient staying on a long-term basis who illustrated the helpfulness of the Ronald McDonald House for families with loved ones at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Patel stated, “It was a very rewarding feeling to be able to contribute to an organization that has such a positive impact on patients and their families.”

Congratulations to faculty member Miriam Abbott, MA, who authored the article, “Learning From Errors: the Importance of Proofreading,” in the February 2016 issue of the Journal of Nursing Education.

8:1 - clinical student:faculty ratio