The Carmel Rapper

March 1, 2021

Message from the President

Kathleen Williamson

Happy almost Spring!

We’re just a couple weeks from moving the clocks forward and allowing more light into our days, making it a great time for renewal and regeneration. You can greet the new season with a purposeful sense of renewal, too. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure you are caring for yourself. This issue of the Rapper can help get you started. The articles on good nutrition and meditation provide information and resources to nourish your body and care for your emotional well-being, each of which is so important to overall health.

Spring also means more temperate weather is on the way. Spending time outside, whether it’s a casual walk, bike ride or picnic with friends, can improve your body and your mind. Make COVID-19 safe plans with friends and family, and get outside when the weather permits!

This Spring, spend time caring for yourself. Enjoy your break. I look forward to welcoming you back, rested, renewed and refreshed, to finish the academic year strong.


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

National Nutrition Month: Part One


March is National Nutrition Month, and this is part one of two articles this month with helpful information from Pat McKnight, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND, assistant professor.

The USDA, along with Health and Human Services, release updated dietary guidelines every five years to provide advice on healthy items to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2020-2025 can be found here. This edition’s theme is “Make Every Bite Count” and includes guidance for health dietary patterns by life stage, from birth through older adulthood. This edition also contains information on four under consumed nutrients: calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and fiber. These nutrients are found in foods such as low-fat dairy (calcium and vitamin D), fruits and vegetables (potassium), and whole grains as well as fruits and vegetables (fiber).

Complete Your Compliance Trainings and Assessments!

Please be sure that you have completed all of your required Compliance Trainings and Assessments ASAP. These include:

Campus Climate Survey

Faculty & Staff Title IX Training

  • Log in to your Canvas account

Kognito Mental Health Training

  1. Go 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.
    • Student Enrollment Key: MCCNstudent
    • Faculty and Staff Enrollment Key: MCCNfaculty
  4. Select the desired simulation tile and click “Launch” to begin the simulation.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to access the simulation.

If you have any questions about MCCN Compliance and Safety programs, contact Mitch Joseph-Kemplin, director of Compliance and Safety, at

Career Opportunities

Looking for a job? Check out the new tab in CARMELink for current job opportunities that have been sent to the College. The new tool is here.

Flex and Relax Your Brain

Meditation both works and relaxes your brain at the same time. This mental stretch can help you focus on the present, manage stress and find a better mood.

Try this for 5 minutes:

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. Clear your mind.
  3. Take slow, deep breaths.
  4. Focus on the sensation of breathing.
  5. Listen to the sound it makes.
  6. Visualize the oxygen coming in and the breath going out of your body.

If your mind wanders, bring it back to your breath.

By Virgin Pulse

Congratulations and Thanks!

Temmy Ladipo, DNP, RN, director of Accelerated Programs, would like to congratulate the 71 students who completed the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) on February 12, and thank the leadership, faculty and staff of the College for their support and encouragement. Dr. Ladipo would like to give special thanks to the SDAP faculty for their dedication and commitment to the students’ success.

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 7

BrowZine is a tool where users can browse journals in the Library collection and access them by year, volume, and issue. An advanced feature allows users to create bookshelves for quick access to journals they use most frequently. Find BrowZine under the e-journals menu on the Library homepage. To access it directly, click here.

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

Why Choose Us


scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023


years of educating nurses


student-to-faculty ratio