This is the title of an article in the Winter 2018 issue of “the Lamp” that details the recent mission trip to Costa Rica, as well as missions to Washington, DC, and locally here in Columbus and Franklinton. “Living the Mission,” which you can read here, is also a testament to what our students – with the help and guidance of faculty and staff – do every day. Here’s what’s happened since the article was published and what you can do to become involved in upcoming mission opportunities:

Bethlehem on Broad Street a Great Success!

On Saturday, December 16, MCCN students Kemi Adegoke and Aaron Peren joined the Downtowners Campus Ministry students from Columbus State and Columbus College of Art and Design in volunteering their time by offering face painting and ornament making for the children of the city.

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

I hope that your holidays were fun and relaxing, and I want to welcome each of you back to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, with the hope that you are as eager as I am to begin this fresh, new year of 2018! I’ll begin by filling you in on our upcoming projects with our campus. I’ll also talk about future events and giving kudos on engagement with one another, as well as with our community.

Join the students in the Nurse Practitioner Transition Course for an important presentation on professionalism. A consultant from Professional Imagery will speak about dress, poise, interviewing skills – and more! The presentation will take place Wednesday, January 31, at 10 a.m. in the MSB Auditorium.

This article continues the exploration of thinking ahead in your upcoming career – whether you aspire to become an educator, administrator or clinical nurse practitioner, now is a good time to gather information.

Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAAN, associate dean for Graduate Nursing Programs at MCCN, shared with us in the October and November issues of Carmel Rapper about the importance of students understanding their passion in nursing to discern which track of a master’s degree is the best fit.

This month, Dr. Kilanowski asks students to think about a career as a nurse educator.

Campus Ministry invites all students to take time to retreat just north of Chicago from Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18. Students will have a unique opportunity to develop conversational and relational skills led by Fierce Conversations, a national leadership training that helps participants develop conversational skills that facilitate a more purposeful, faith-filled and authentic life.

A SNAM meeting has been scheduled for Monday, January 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rec Room. Please bring your annual dues!

Registration for Nurses Day at the Statehouse is open, so reserve your spot now! The event, scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2018, attracts over 400 nurses and nursing students and will reach capacity soon. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Pat McKnight, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, assistant professor, at pmcknight@mccn.edu.

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