Message From the President
MCCN Faculty Staff and Students,
Now that classes are well underway, I hope our freshmen are feeling comfortable in their new routine and that our returning students are renewing old friendships while making new ones. Already the first signs of autumn are in evidence, with turning leaves and brightly colored mums – it’s one of my favorite times of year!
And, the changing of the season is just one visible difference, as our physical campus continues to prepare for enhancements we’ll enjoy in the future. In the meantime:
- Please be assured that during the demolition and construction, student safety is our primary concern. Be certain to stay in designated areas and direct any visitors to the College’s main entrance at Marian Hall, where they can be formally greeted and directed by front desk staff. Also, remember to use your badge to swipe into the CLE, being careful not to allow anyone to “tag along” who does not have their own badge. Your cooperation will help keep our campus student-focused, thank you. And, be sure to make a note of the NEW number to call for Safety & Security: 614.234.4831.
- Food service is available with a couple of different options during this time of transformation. Food trucks are on campus 1-2 days a week. Also, in addition to the goodies, tasty salads, sandwiches and coffee you can purchase at Java Jolt – a micro mart is now available in the rec room.
- You may have noticed new signage around the Franklinton campus: The College will continue to share the campus with other Mount Carmel entities, two of which are located in the 777 building: Healthy Living and MCHS Outreach. The new Emergency Room (ER) is at the corner of Green and Town Streets. In addition, Lower Lights Christian Health Center will remain in 777 as well.
Scholarships and Grants
- On September 10 you’ll notice a flurry of activity and special visitors on campus as we hold the Scholarship Dinner that evening. I’m very pleased that so many students have received scholarships. You will have the opportunity to meet your donor(s) at the Dinner.
- We’re grateful to all our donors, including Dr. Craig Anderson, whose practice, Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, Inc., was the lead sponsor for this year’s Mount Carmel Foundation Golf Invitational, benefitting MCCN. This year, close to $140,000 was raised to provide scholarships for our students.
- We are also grateful for the generosity of the Walter family who provided a significant gift to establish the Monica and Steve Walter Student Emergency Fund Endowment. Should you find yourself in a situation that could jeopardize your education plans, the Emergency Grant form is located on Carmel Link. Or students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Dr. Kim Campbell and our Admissions staff are already hard at work visiting high schools and attending college fairs across Ohio to answer questions and encourage high school seniors graduating in 2020 to choose MCCN as they answer their life’s calling to become professional, registered nurses. We hope you will help them out by sharing your positive experience at MCCN!
- Our Graduate Program is also actively recruiting students for our master’s degrees and our updated Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. In just 18 months DNP students can complete the program and graduate with an Elective Specialization as well as eligibility for national Evidence-Based Practice Certification (EBP-C). To learn more, visit mccn.edu/DNP.
Did you know that MCCN graduates of our Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program will soon be able to partner with Lower Lights Christian Health Center and Maryhaven to receive training in a primary care community setting that benefits the medically underserved population? That’s right – thanks to Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN, academic dean, who helped MCCN win a $2 million, four-year grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Thank you, Dr. Williamson!
And, thank you to everyone who attended one of the new Forums held the last week of August. I hope you found the interaction stimulating and informative. Be sure to attend the second Forum later this month on either September 23 or 26 from noon-12:30 p.m. in the MSB Auditorium.
Finally, if you’ve not yet had a chance to watch a video message from Mike Englehart, who is Interim CEO, Mount Carmel Health System, you might want to tune in. His talks focus on getting “Back to Basics” and call attention to members of the Mount Carmel family that go above and beyond. I’m excited that MCCN was among the first to receive a positive “shout out.”
Ann Marie Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP
President, Mount Carmel College of Nursing