The Carmel Rapper

February 3, 2021

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N307 Clinical Group Assists With Vaccine Clinic

Students in the N307 clinical group of Jennifer Wolfe, MSN, RN, CNP, assistant professor, spent their clinical hours on Thursday, January 28, assisting at the vaccination clinic at Mount Carmel East. Thank you, students, for your time and effort!

Message from the President and Academic Dean

Kathleen Williamson

We made it to February! At times, January felt like the long month that it is. Will February, the shortest month of the year, just fly by? This year seems to be moving both slow and fast at the same time. Some of January’s events – like the riot at the Capitol building – seem to play out in slow motion – and the continuing pandemic is still slowing down our lives and plans. February, however, will probably be a month that flies by because there is so much to celebrate. As we gain one minute a day more of daylight let’s make sure we all enjoy those happy moments and accomplishments.

This month, we celebrate Black History Month, an annual recognition of achievements by Black people in our history and those leading us into the future. It is a month where we continue to celebrate our Black students and colleagues and fight against racial injustices.

And let’s also take time to celebrate the continued roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, Ohioans 65 years of age and older and employees of K-12 schools who wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models are receiving their vaccines. In addition, a third vaccine may be close to receiving FDA approval, providing another option for protection against this virus. With a stated goal of 1 million vaccinations a day, real progress is being made toward immunity and a return to normal life, however, continuing to mask-up for our safety and the safety of others.

The MCCN i-Innovate iPad program is rolling out as well to our first trial group of students. By August, all MCCN students will have access to this great technology. This student success initiative enables MCCN to lead transformation in education through innovation to foster digital competency and provide equal technological opportunities to all MCCN students – definitely something to celebrate!

While we continue to stay remote through this semester, everyone continues to remain resilient and adaptable. We are still in trying times, but we continue to push through together and for that I am so proud of you. I hope you’ll find ways to celebrate throughout the month and encourage others to do the same.

NEW Accelerated Post-Master’s FNP Program

Are you currently a licensed APRN seeking to earn an FNP certification? MCCN is now offering this two-semester, fully online program! Applications are open now through June 30. Apply today! Contact Roxanne Oliver for more information at

Morning Update with Dr. Williamson, Introducing Nancy Hann and Libby Melzer!

Please check out the January 28, 2021 Morning Update with MCCN President, Kathleen Williamson, PhD, RN, guest starring new MCCN staff, Nancy Hann, MS, RN, CNOR, Student Success Coordinator and Libby Melzer, MBOE, LSSBB, ACHE, Deputy Chief Financial Officer. This episode also features Title IX training information from Mitch Joseph-Kemplin, Director of Compliance and Safety.

Mental Health Training Opportunity

As you read in the February 1 College Announcement, Mount Carmel College of Nursing has adopted an online conversation simulation, At-Risk for Faculty & Staff, to learn to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss our concerns, and, if necessary, refer students to appropriate resources.

At-Risk for Faculty & Staff lets you practice these challenging conversations at your own pace through role-play with virtual students. In a national study of effectiveness, this simulation has been shown to increase the number of student referrals to counseling. It is also listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry and under review for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

To enroll in the training:

  1. Using a compatible browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, navigate to
  2. Create a new account by selecting “Click Here” above the email and password fields.
  3. Follow the prompts and enter the appropriate enrollment key
  4. STUDENT Enrollment Key: MCCNstudent
  5. FACULTY & STAFF Enrollment Key: MCCNfaculty
  6. Select the desired simulation tile and click “Launch” to begin the simulation.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to access the simulation.

This training opportunity was made possible with support from Prevention Action Alliance and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services through federal CARES Act funding.

If you have any questions or concerns about the training, please do not hesitate to contact Mitch Joseph-Kemplin, Director of Compliance and Safety, at, or Vicki Neal, Student Behavioral Health Counselor, at

Nancy Hann

Welcome Letter From New Student Success Coordinator, Nancy Hann

Dear Mount Carmel faculty and students,

It is with great enthusiasm and energy that I join the MCCN team. I will be serving you in the role of Student Success Coordinator. My priority will be supporting YOU. It is with an open mind that I approach my purpose within your team. I am looking forward to connecting, building relationships, and supporting your success at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

I am committed to ensuring the Student Success Center (formerly know as the Academic Resource Center (ARC)) is here to assist you in becoming confident and independent learners. My mission is to provide and help integrate effective learning and study strategies, while helping to clarify and reinforce course content, assignments, and material. I pledge to be your cheerleader and resource as you navigate your pathway to obtaining your degree.

You are in qualified hands, my nursing career has allowed me to develop expertise in medical-surgical, high risk labor and delivery, and surgical nursing. I have spent the last eight years working in education at Mount Carmel Grove City. During my time in this role I developed The Surgical Nurse Internship and meet the learning needs of our surgical services department. I am confident that I can leverage my skills and abilities to facilitate your academic and personal success.

My ears are ready to listen, my mind ready to think, and my body ready to help!

Nancy M. Hann, MS, RN, CNOR

Libby Melzer

Meet The New Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Elisabeth (Libby) Melzer, MBOE, LSSBB

Libby grew up in Cleveland, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Miami University (2004). She worked at a sports marketing company (Elevation Group) for six years before relocating to Columbus, Ohio to join the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She worked at Student Health Services as the Business Manager where she earned her Master of Business in Operational Excellence (Dec 2015) and her lean six sigma black belt (LSSBB), completing a process improvement project focused on establishing a clinical inventory system at Student Health Services based on standardizing products, eliminating waste, and creating a sustainable system. She spent two years as a Finance Manager in the Technology Commercialization Office helping to patent the ideas coming out of university and medical center, establishing standard operating procedures for distributions, capital calls, and funding streams. As the Director of Operations in the College of Medicine, she worked on process improvement projects throughout the college related to administrative structures, physician recruitment processes, and new workflow streams to ensure make the letter of offer process more efficient.

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Libby is looking forward to having the opportunity to work with wonderful people at MCCN and help streamline the move to remote learning to teach the future nurses of tomorrow.

She enjoys photography, cooking, and spending time with family – especially her five siblings. Running road races helps keep her active and she volunteers at the Franklin County dog shelter and enjoys spending time with her rescue pup, Harvey.

Policy Pointers from the Policy and Procedures Committee

The Policy and Procedures Committee has been busy this year reviewing and updating MCCN policies.

Highlights include:

Faculty and Staff - Please be sure to note our updated College policies by going to CarmeLink, clicking "Faculty and Staff" and navigating to the "Policies and Procedures" section.

Students can find applicable policies in the MCCN Catalog-Handbook.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Scholarships Available NOW!

Scholarship applications for Academic Year 2021-2022 opened Monday, February 1, 2021, and will remain open until Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

All scholarships are essay based, so please read carefully before responding. Please respond honestly to the General Information questions, these will be double-checked. You may apply for as many of the scholarships that pertain to you and may receive more than one scholarship (if selected) but will be limited to four.

All scholarships will need to be applied for in one visit. If you only fill out one scholarship and click Submit you will not be able to access any other scholarships.

The applications will be available on CARMELink. To access the scholarship applications please click on the Student tab at the top. Once you are on the Student tab click on Financial Aid on the left-hand side of the screen. Online Scholarships will be on the right-hand side of the screen.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 614-234-1842 or email us at

MCCN Safety and Security Update: Personal Security Considerations

Please see the Personal Security Considerations resource sheet, brought to you by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and provided by MCCN Safety & Security.

Nurses Day at the Statehouse 2021

This Nurses Day at the Statehouse, scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, will be all virtual! The draft agenda indicates the event will being at 11 a.m., with links to hearings earlier for those who are interested. There will be the usual panel of legislators discussing health issues, a presentation by Governor DeWine, and a panel discussing nursing issues. The program is set to end at 3:30 p.m. Please contact Pat McKnight at by Friday, February 5, if you would like to attend.

Library Update

Library Remote Assistance

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:

Helpful Tools from Your Library - Part 6

Have you received your first nursing paper assignment and don’t know where to start? The Library has many resources to help you. Here are quick links for you:

For all Helpful Tools from Your Library, read previous editions of The Rapper.

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.

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

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