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Day: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: Noon
Place: Mount Carmel College Lounge
Who: All are welcome
And: Lunch will be served following the Service

It is a challenge to our faith to feel ready for this season of Thanksgiving when the world has suffered so much in recent months. From the devastating natural disasters – ranging from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and fires – to the man-made disasters of the violence in Las Vegas and Manhattan, the opioid crisis, and 111 homicides since January in our beloved Columbus alone – it may seem difficult to give thanksgiving in the fact of so much suffering.

Dr. Brooks

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

If you’re like me, you are enjoying the long-awaited nip of fall in the air and great weather to enjoy outdoor sports! I find it energizing, sparking excitement about all the activity here at the College and the coming time of Thanksgiving.

MCCN-Lancaster will begin their annual food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul on Monday, November 6. Faculty and students are invited to bring in non-perishable food for the food bank. Donations will be accepted in MCCN Corner.

This article continues the exploration of thinking ahead in your upcoming career – whether you aspire to become a clinical nurse practitioner, administrator or educator, now is a good time to gather information.

In last month’s issue, Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAAN, associate dean for Graduate Nursing Programs at MCCN, discussed what the career of a clinical nurse practitioner might entail. She talked about the importance of students understanding their passion in nursing and advised working a few years before applying for a master’s degree so that experience can inform decisions about in what direction one might want to head.

This month, Dr. Kilanowski discusses the process of discernment for becoming a nursing administrator.

The MCCN students who attended the Costa Rica Mission Trip will give a presentation about their experience on Monday, November 6, at noon in the College Lounge. The students will collect adult and children’s vitamins to send to the people in the area where they served. Please RSVP to Hannah O’Handley, MSN, RN, PNP, at hohandley@mccn.edu.

Congratulations to MCCN students Taylor Longenette, Alexandria Taylor and Layne Sullivan for being elected to the Ohio Student Nurses Association (OhSNA) Board of Directors! Taylor, a senior at the Lancaster campus will serve as vice president; Allie, a junior at the Columbus campus will serve as treasurer; and Layne, also a junior at the Columbus campus will serve as secretary. Taylor, Allie and Layne will represent MCCN at the Mid-Year National Convention in San Diego, California, November 2 through 5.

Rho Omicron of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing will hold its annual New Member Induction Ceremony on Thursday, November 9, in the Medical Staff Building at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. STTI is recognized as a national nursing society for nurses to continue their leadership, scholarship, and service once they are graduated from college. STTI recognizes the value of research, scholarship and excellence in nursing practice and is committed to nursing excellence and professional development. STTI’s motto, Improving World Health Through Knowledge, still holds true today.

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