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Nurses are just the kind of people who like to get things right and who try to always do what’s right.

Did you know that native Ohioan Lillian D. Wald was among nurses who campaigned for women’s suffrage? She was! A pioneer of public health nursing, she is credited with coining the term; she also fought for federal child labor laws and is a founding member of the NAACP.

On Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, Mount Carmel College of Nursing hosted the 2016 Ohio Student Nurses Association (OSNA) Convention. Over 100 students from colleges in Ohio and 22 exhibitors – including recruiters from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic – were in attendance at this year’s convention.

Columbus Campus junior Theresa Adams, Lancaster Campus freshman Kara Henderly and Colleen Cipriani, director of Student Life, attended Senator Sherrod Brown's Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit 2016 on Friday, October 14, at University of Dayton. Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Last year, over 250 Ohio students and administrators from 60 colleges and universities attended the inaugural Propel Ohio.

SDAP students taking the Health Policy course recently had an opportunity to tour the Ohio Statehouse and meet with Michael Curtin and Cheryl Grossman, who are current members of the Ohio House of Representatives. They discussed current healthcare legislation, including efforts to improve the health of all Ohioans; the need for improved access to mental health services; and the fight against heroin use. In the afternoon, they had a special tour of the Governor's ceremonial office and met with Barbara Sears, assistant director of the Governor's Office of Health Transformation who spoke about Medicaid expansion and health insurance basics.

Donna McCray, Fifth Third Bank representative, will hold an information session to discuss how to achieve financial success through budgeting and how to protect your identity. Pizza will be served. RSVP to Kathy Smith, MBA, director of Business Affairs, at ksmith@mccn.edu. Choose from one of two convenient sessions:

Want to learn how to survive in nursing school and nursing practice? Improving your communication skills can make a huge difference by lowering stress, reducing conflict, increasing feelings of competency, raising self-esteem, enriching interpersonal relationships and improving sleep.

To encourage healthy bodies as well as healthy minds, MCCN organizes activities each semester. For a full listing of activities, please pick up a Fall Semester 2016 Wellness Calendar, located throughout the Columbus campus.

Please join Rho Omicron of MCCN on Thursday, November 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the MSB Auditorium to welcome and honor the new members. Retired associate dean of the undergraduate program, Barbara Barta, PhD, RN, will speak at the event. Rho Omicron is also accepting small filled baskets with any theme for the induction ceremony. Monetary donations collected goes towards scholarships for students and active members of Rho Omicron.

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