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May 18, 2020

Virtual Commencement

Congratulations, MCCN Class of 2020!

Hats off to members of the Class of 2020 who graduated on Saturday, May 9. MCCN’s first-ever Virtual Commencement featured nationally recognized nursing expert and Mount Carmel School of Nursing alumna Jeri A. Milstead ’57, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, as speaker, where nearly 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and post-graduate certificates were conferred. Congratulations to the most recent MCCN alumni! If you would like to view the ceremony, please visit our website.

News Video

MCCN Virtual Commencement Featured in the News!

Check it out! The MCCN Virtual Commencement was featured on two separate news stories in central Ohio! Both NBC4 and Good Day Columbus on ABC6 covered this momentous occasion in news stories on their channels.

Student Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who won Student Awards at MCCN’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony.


Dr. Ann E. Schiele Caring Award

  • Brandon Mychal Long

Clinical Excellence Award

  • Deidra Carolina Momeyer


Dr. Ann E. Schiele Caring Award

  • Robert Fusner (Columbus)
  • Leposava Castillo (Lancaster)

Clinical Excellence Award

  • Joshua William Fralick (Columbus)
  • Cory S. Kopis (Lancaster)

Senior Writing Award

  • Anna Louise Brown

Humanitarian Award

  • Rayanne Conner (Columbus)
  • Josie Lynn Cottrill (Lancaster)

Inspiration Award

  • Natalie Eswick (Columbus)
  • Samantha M. DeLong (Lancaster)

Lamp Award

  • Abigail Anderson (Columbus)
  • Christina Elizabeth Bryant (Lancaster)

Introducing Interim MCCN President and Academic Dean Kathleen Williamson, PhD, RN

Kathleen Williamson

Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN, came to MCCN in January 2019 from Wilson School of Nursing, Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, Texas. A third-generation nurse, Dr. Williamson earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Wilmington University and her PhD in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Williamson has served as MCCN academic dean since her arrival at MCCN and will now step into the role of MCCN interim president and academic dean.

“We thank Dr. Brooks for the lessons learned, leadership strategies imparted on us, the coaching, and friendship,” says Dr. Williamson. “We wish her the best as she moves on to her next journey of continuing to inspire others and having a positive impact on everyone she meets.”

As we all say a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Brooks, we know the legacy of the College is in good hands with Dr. Williamson and we are very excited for the future of MCCN under her leadership.

Fall Semester 2020 Registration Information

Online registration for Fall Semester 2020 starts the week of June 22.

PDF versions of the schedule will be posted the week of June 15 to CARMELink > Records and Registration. These schedules provide detailed course information.

Registration windows will open at 12:01 a.m. on the days posted to CARMELink and are based on students' current classification.

Check your CARMELink record for holds by following the instructions in the How to Register Online tutorial. A hold will prevent you from registering.

You must complete the required Registration Agreement in order to have access to register. Go to the Records & Registration page and scroll down to “Course Schedules” to find the Registration Agreement.

NOTE: Second Degree Accelerated Program students do not register themselves. Those students will be registered by Records and Registration staff.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and now more than ever social distancing may be causing you to feel increased anxiety, difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation, lack of sleep or depression. Virtual counseling is available for all students. To learn more about available services, or talk to a professional, please visit If you or someone you know are in immediate need, 24-hour emergency help is available through the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or you may text "START" to 741-741.

End of Year Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the End of Year awards:

  • Extra Mile Award - Lori Hill, MSN, RN, CNP, assistant professor
  • Image Award - Pat McKnight, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND, assistant professor
  • Make it Happen Award - Miriam Abbott, MA, assistant professor
  • Spirit Award - Shirley Cooley, PhD, RN, CNE, C-EFM, associate professor
  • Student Experience Award - Tracey Amlin, MSN, CNP, assistant professor
  • Got Your Back Award - Thomas Liwosz, MA, instructional designer
  • Energizer Bunny Award - Ryan Lindsay, AAB, installation technician

Library Update


Library staff congratulates Katherine Kovalchin on receiving her BSN. Katherine was a Library student worker since her sophomore year. We wish Katherine and all members of the Class of 2020 the best as they embark on a career in nursing.

Welcome new DNP Students

Check out the DNP Library Guide at:

Library Remote Assistance

Remember, your Library is here to help you prepare for final exams. You can connect with the Library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday by:

Library Accounts

If you are a student at MCCN, you already have a library account.

  • Username = Last Name
  • Password = Student ID

If you are still having trouble logging in, contact us.

Why Choose Us


scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023


2023 NCLEX-RN pass rate


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