Art, music, prayer and reflection was offered to all students, faculty and staff on Ash Wednesday, March 1, marking the beginning of the Lenten Season.

“We invited everyone to drop in for a moment or stay for a while to reflect,” says Dr. Ellen O’Shaughnessy. “We wanted to provide an opportunity for people to take some time for mindfulness, for silence, journaling or perhaps to sketch their prayer – to sketch an image that connects with their thoughts and heart,” she adds.

All are Invited: Music and Lunch to Celebrate the Beginning of Holy Week

Celebrate this Sacred Time of Holy Week, Passover, Easter by coming together on Monday, April 10 at noon in the Lounge. Students, faculty and staff are invited to pray, sing and dance with the Arnett Howard & Mike Roberts Duo & Band!

What would you do if you saw a group of young people in a heated discussion that seemed destined to turn into a physical altercation? Recently, junior student Donald Germany encountered such a situation after he left the classroom of Breana Hull, MSN, RN. He decided to step in. Donald worked to diffuse the situation to ensure the safety of the teenagers while Instructor Hull called the police. Donald was able to stop the teens from fighting before the arrival of the police and Safety & Security. In the photo, Donald is pointing to his watch to remind us that we are granted with 1,440 minutes in each day, and according to Donald, “With this time, we are blessed with the opportunity to help and assist others without judgment of their circumstances but instead we focus on the clients’ needs. I thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to help.” Way to go, Donald!

The Financial Aid office at Mount Carmel College of Nursing is excited to announce that our endowed scholarship application process will be underway in March. Through the generous support of donors, MCCN provides opportunities for returning students to apply for additional funding to help defray tuition costs during the 2017-18 Academic Year. The scholarships are of varying amounts, and all returning students will receive an email invitation to apply via a scholarship link on CarmeLink. The Scholarship link will be available from March 1 to March 31. Applicants will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and advised of their award via an award notification sent by the Financial Aid office. Students who are awarded scholarships are required to write a thank you note to their donor(s) using a templated format and attend our annual Scholarship and Donor Recognition Dinner held on Monday, September 11. If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid office at financialaid@mccn.edu or 614.234.1842.

MCCN nursing students in the clinical group of Heidi Frymier, MSN, RN, CPN, visited Southwood Elementary School in Columbus to present posters and speak to students about dental care, gun and bike safety, and bullying.

Freshman student Ashleigh McNeilis spends her Monday evenings at the Gladden Community House teaching children in the Franklinton area how to swim. One fourth-grade girl, in particular, had been working extra hard to pass the swim test so that she could use the diving board. After several attempts, the girl passed the swim test and is now able to enjoy the pool to its fullest. According to Ashleigh, “It is very rewarding working with the kids and I've grown a great bond with them over the last couple months. Whether they succeed in the pool or outside of the pool, I feel like it’s my success as well.” Thank you, Ashleigh, for setting a great example to your fellow Nightingales!

A meeting for all sophomore students has been scheduled for Monday, March 20, from noon until 1 p.m. in the MSB Auditorium. Meet faculty who will be teaching your junior courses and learn tips for success. A free lunch will be provided. An agenda and RSVP will be provided via email.

8:1 - clinical student:faculty ratio