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Please welcome Kathy Schumacher, MSA, CPHQ, FACHE, as Interim President of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Ms. Schumacher was selected by Mount Carmel Health System and the MCCN Board of Trustees to lead the College during a four-to-six week transition period until another interim president is selected. The interim president, who will be selected through the Registry for College and University Presidents, will serve MCCN for 12 to 18 months, while a nationwide search for a new president is conducted.

MCCN is in steady hands with Ms. Schumacher who also serves Mount Carmel as Interim Vice President of Operations, Mount Carmel Health System. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience which began as a high school student in a co-op role and working as a unit secretary.

Starting this month, we’ll all enjoy seeing a familiar face making rounds at the College, visiting and meeting with MCCN students, and touching base with faculty and staff. Kathy Espy, director of Community Engagement for Mount Carmel Health System, has agreed to help through the period of transition. Because of her wonderful reputation of service to students, she was requested to spend one to two days per week advocating and providing support for students.

A freshman class meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the MSB Auditorium. A free lunch will be provided. Please keep your eye on your email for more information.

MCCN gained two new Nightingales in April! Welcome Barbara Welch, MSN, RN, assistant professor, who will be assuming the role of Simulation Education coordinator. Also joining us is Amy Van Dyke, PhD, MSW. Amy is the System ethicist for MCHS and will be teaching Healthcare Ethics in the Graduate Program.

A junior class meeting will be held in the MSB Auditorium on Monday, April 3, from noon until 1 p.m. A free lunch will be provided. Course coordinators will give an introduction to the senior-level classes.

Celebrate Holy Week, Passover and Easter by coming together on Monday, April 10, at noon in the Lounge. Students, faculty and staff are invited to pray, sing and dance with the Arnett Howard & Mike Roberts Duo & Band!

Bring your favorite prayer and reflection. Suggested themes include forgiveness, freedom from oppression, letting go, new life or life after death.

Join Rho Omicron, MCCN Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, for the Central Ohio Consortium Spring Scholarship Day on Sunday, April 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Jeffrey Mansion at 165 North Parkview Ave. in Bexley. All students and faculty are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation. For abstract information and to register, visit rhoomicron.nursingsociety.org or contact Barbara Duane, MSN, RN, JD, at Barbara.duane@gmail.com.

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