Hats off to members of the Class of 2018 who graduated this past weekend. The graduates participated in a weekend chockful of events – the Graduate Program Blessing and Recognition Ceremony on Thursday evening, Senior Pinning and Presentation of Student Awards on Friday and Commencement on Saturday. For the first time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree was conferred on four graduates, 50 received a Master of Science, and 213 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees were awarded. Witnessed by family, friends, faculty, staff and the MCCN Board of Trustees, the events served as a milestone for accomplishments well-earned by the now MCCN alumni.

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,


Congratulations to all of our graduating students who are now taking their places among the more than 6,500 members of the Mount Carmel alumni! All the ceremonies that celebrate and commemorate what Mount Carmel College of Nursing is all about were a lovely conclusion to the Academic Year 2017—2018. I so enjoyed participating in each one:

The nomination process is now open for the 2018 Mount Carmel Excellence in Nursing Awards, sponsored by Mount Carmel College of Nursing and Mount Carmel Patient Care Services. These awards recognize nurses, nurse leaders, nurse educators and providers who exemplify outstanding practice. Click here for more information and to nominate today!

Wish the nurses in your life a happy Nurses Week this week. Nurses Week – which began Sunday, May 6, and ends on Saturday, May 12 – celebrates the nursing profession and the vital roles nurses play in healthcare. According to the American Nurses Association, the theme of the 2018 Nurses Week is, “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” Nurses Week was first celebrated on May 6, 1954, the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s famous mission to the Crimea, and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Congratulations to the new slate of officers for the Student Nurses Association of Mount Carmel – Lancaster. They are as follows:

Congratulations to the recipients of the End of Year Awards. They are as follows, and left to right:

Senior students, Camron Cook, Mary Davis, Erin Donohue, Bailey Grove, Meghan Knapp, Lucy Wagner and Michaela Wollam completed a poster titled, “What’s All This Buzz About? An Evidence-Based Practice Project,” which was accepted for presentation at the Mount Carmel Health System 6th Annual Interprofessional Research and Evidence-Based Practice Day on May 9, 2018.

Senior students, Wyatt Riley, Colin Blackford, Samantha Taylor and Larry Aleshire received accolades from a patient’s wife from their Nursing 406 clinical at Westminster Thurber Community, an assisted-living facility in Columbus. Theresa Draher, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, instructor, received a handwritten note from the patient’s wife thanking the students for their kindness and attention.

8:1 - clinical student:faculty ratio