Catholic Times Highlights MCCN

Original Story: Catholic Times, VOLUME 65:41

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus continues to meet the ever-changing demands of the fast-paced health care environment with academically and clinically strong undergraduateand graduate-level nursing education programs.

It also continues to stand rm in its commitment to its mission. In the spirit of the Catholic tradition, it welcomes a diverse population of students from all faiths, preparing them academically and professionally as competent and compassionate nurse leaders who are lifelong learners, and who possess the moral courage to continuously promote the health of individuals and communities.

Recent updates and enhancements include:

A relaunch of the college website, www.mccn.edu, not only refreshes photos and graphics, but also incorporates Americans with Disabilities Act compliance changes. These include design and functionality that make it easier for persons with disabilities to navigate and allow compatibility with assistive technologies.

The introduction of a fresh, new slogan, “When Life is Your Life’s Calling,” acknowledges that nursing is more than just a job; it truly is a calling. The slogan, which is featured on the website and in promotional and informational print, broadcast, and online communications, further reinforces the college’s rich Catholic heritage.

Extension of the highly sought SDAP (second degree accelerated program) to SDAP-M (second degree accelerated program-master’s) provides a fast track to the master of science degree. Now high-performing students can concurrently earn credit toward a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. SDAP-M students earn credit for five graduate-level courses during the 13-month SDAP program and during the following summer. After passing the State Board of Nursing’s licensing exam, they complete master of science degree requirements in one of four specialty areas.

The new doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program enters its second year. It enables advancedpractice registered nurses to become innovative leaders in implementing evidence-based, cost-effective, collaborative healthcare solutions while positively affecting outcomes for patient populations at the complex systems level.

Tanya K. Hahn, chief nancial of cer at National Church Residences, has been appointed as the new chair of the college’s board of trustees..

Significant milestones at the college are led by the 130th anniversary of the arrival of its founders, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who came to Columbus in 1886 to administer the then-new hospital that formed the foundation of the Mount Carmel Health System. This also is the 25th anniversary of the founding of Learning Trails, a program that ensures success of minority students, which was developed by Kathy Espy, director of community engagement for Mount Carmel Health. And it is the 20th anniversary of the college’s highly successful online RN-BSN completion program.

The college has been located in the Franklinton area of Columbus since it was founded as a school of nursing by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1903. It was chartered as a college in 1990. A satellite campus is based at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.

More than 1,100 students are enrolled in the private, Catholic institution. Its affiliation with Mount Carmel Health offers students innovative clinical learning opportunities at four hospitals and various ambulatory sites throughout central Ohio and beyond.

For more information about the college, call (614) 234-5800 or visit www.mccn.edu.