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January 5, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated this year on Monday, Jan. 18 and we invite you to join us in honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy. Below are some ways right here in central Ohio that you can celebrate:

Message from the President & Academic Dean

Kathleen Williamson

Dear MCCN Faculty, Staff and Students,

Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed the recent break and found safe and happy ways to celebrate your holidays. With 2020 now behind us, I am feeling hopeful for this brand new year and hope you are as well.

We’re starting this year off right by hosting a virtual pinning ceremony on Sunday, January 10, at 2 p.m. for our sophomore students. Mark your calendars to participate in this important event signifying students’ start to direct patient care. Family and friends can watch the ceremony live on Zoom and it will be recorded and shared more broadly afterwards. To all those students receiving their pin, please accept my sincere congratulations as you mark this milestone in your nursing education. We are proud of you!

As we continue to look forward in the new year, I’m especially grateful for the progress with vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and the hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight, maybe just months away now. I can see a day in the not-too-distant future when we welcome everyone back to campus, conduct more classes, labs and celebrations in-person and get back to a generally more normal and interactive version of life and school. Until then, let’s continue to be vigilant against this virus, heed the safety precautions and protocols to stay healthy, and support each other as best we can.


Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN
President & Academic Dean, Mount Carmel College of Nursing

VIRTUAL Nurses Day at the Statehouse 2021

Nurses Day at the Statehouse (NDASH-21) is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10 and will be virtual. Space is limited, so save your spot by sending an email today to Pat McKnight, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND, assistant professor, at The agenda has not been announced but is expected to be chock-full of information from legislators and other speakers.

Library Update

The Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library welcomes new and returning students! Your library is here for you virtually. Remote assistance is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the following ways:


Web chat at the library site: — Also, text to chat at 614-541-2224 (data rates may apply)

Call 614-234-5214

If you need help after hours, remember to visit the Library FAQ page at

Library Accounts

All enrolled MCCN students automatically have Library accounts. Your login credentials are:

  • Username = last name
  • Password = student ID

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

Library staff are not permitted provide student ID numbers. Your ID number is listed on your student schedule.

Self-Directed Learning Tutorials

Check out the Library’s Self-Directed Learning tutorials. These tutorials are provided to assist you with searching for full text articles, conducting literature searches, learning about copyright, and creating a RefWorks account. Find them all at

Please note: The library does not have laptops to lend at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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