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When you’re trying to become fit, you hire a personal trainer. If you’re an athlete trying to improve your form and performance, you turn to a coach. The same is true with students’ academic performance at MCCN – and just like a good coach, Academic Support Services is here to support students in their classwork every step of the way, no matter if you’re a freshman or senior, and no matter whether you just want to stay on top of things for a class or if you’re struggling.

Tanika Cherry-Montgomery, PhD, RN-BC

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded MCCN a New Careers in Nursing $50,000 grant to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP). Tanika Cherry-Montgomery, PhD, RN-BC, Coordinator of SDAP, wrote the application that secured the grant. The program will award five $10,000 scholarships to students who are considered underrepresented in nursing.

SDAP is a rigorous 13-month program designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another specialty to pursue to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Full-time students begin in January of one year and complete the program in February of the following year. Program tuition is approximately $34,000.

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization designed to represent the ideals, values and beliefs of MCCN students and is dedicated to excellence in action. SGA is committed to working collaboratively with administration and faculty to enhance MCCN programs, activities and initiatives.

Dr Wynd

As noted in last month’s Carmel Rapper, Convocation marked a lot of beginnings and not just to a new academic year. Not only was it the first time Convocation mirrored similar ceremonies for new students at other colleges and universities, it was the first Convocation for MCCN President and Dean Christine Wynd, PhD, RN. Dr. Wynd shared several pieces of wisdom in her speech; we share them here.

“Education is expensive, and in order for you and your parents to see a good return on the investment in your education, you, as students, must engage.”

Whitney Eal

Name: Whitney Eal.

Nickname: Whit.

Hometown: Marysville, Ohio.

I can’t live without… my dog, Bear.

If I could spend the day with one person it would be… George Strait.

Fatma Al-Lamki, MS, RN

As part of our ongoing series to profile faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature Fatma Al-Lamki, MS, RN, Assistant Professor at MCCN.

Name: Fatma Al-Lamki

Nickname: Fifi

Hometown: Born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nationality: Oman. United States legal resident for 20 years, the last five in Westerville.

Alma Mater: Villanova University.

I can't live without… my blow dryer.

Student Nurses Association of Mount Carmel (SNAM) is a pre-professional organization dedicated to providing students with opportunities to grow their knowledge about the nursing profession, gain leadership skills, achieve professional nursing roles and give back to their community. It is the local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and Ohio Nursing Students Association (ONSA).

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