Dear Mount Carmel Alumni,
Spring has finally arrived, and with it we begin looking forward to Commencement. On May 9, the Class of 2015 will receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees or Master’s degrees and either begin their nursing careers or begin to practice at a higher level. I am eager to hear our keynote speaker, Melanie Dreher, PhD, RN, chair of the board of trustees for Trinity Health, but most of all, I’m eager to experience yet another milestone in my presidency as I am honored to confer the degrees and congratulate each graduate.
I’m also looking forward to this summer when MCCN’s newest program – the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – will enroll its first class in August. Offering the DNP degree is a major step forward in our commitment to excellence in nursing education.
Finally, I’m also looking forward to meeting many of you at the Annual Alumni Association Homecoming on Saturday, October 24!
And, I hope you’re looking forward to perusing this issue of AlumNews where you’ll learn about opportunities for you to engage with one another, as well as with students, and where you can read about the latest – and upcoming – news!
Christine A. Wynd, PhD, RN
Mount Carmel College of Nursing