The Carmel Rapper

April 20, 2021

SNAM-Lancaster Students Serve As Easter Bunnies


Students from the Student Nurses Association at Mount Carmel-Lancaster delivered Easter Baskets for the units at Fairfield Medical Center where they attend clinical rotations. "We did this to say thank you for welcoming us onto their unit and to thank them for their hard work and kindness, especially during the past year," senior Abbey Kunkler said. Students assembled 10 baskets and included extra candy and goodies to send to additional areas for staff at the front desk, simulation lab, environmental services and the cafeteria/nutritional services.

Farewell to Faculty

Faculty members Margaret Stinner, MS, RN, assistant professor, and Tracy Riley, PhD, APRN, CNS-CNE, professor, will be parting ways with MCCN at the end of the academic year.

Margaret will be retiring after 46 years of teaching at the School and College as a beloved instructor. Former MCCN student, Fadumo Jama Aden, says Margaret inspired her to pursue a future in nursing education and she will be starting her master’s program in May.

Dr. Riley will be pursuing new opportunities to develop her skills as a doctorally-prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist. She had this to say about her time at MCCN:

“One of my highlights was being selected as a Faculty Fellow. The energy I felt learning from and being challenged by my fellow Faculty Fellows was incredibly stimulating.” She added, “I will remember my time at MCCN fondly and look forward to continued success for the MCCN community.”

Best wishes to both!

NEW Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program!

MCCN is now offering a Master of Science Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program. The PMHNP program is designed for those who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and are looking to specialize in caring for those in the psychiatric-mental health population across the lifespan. This program is designed for both novice and experienced registered nurses who are looking to advance their nursing career. The PMHNP program prepares the advanced registered nurse to care for individuals, groups and families in both counseling and psychopharmaceutical management. Click here to learn more!

Master of Science Program Applications Open!

We are currently accepting applications for our MS Programs (FNP, AGACNP, PMHNP, NLCO, Accelerated PM AGACNP, and Accelerated PM FNP). The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 30. Please contact with any questions. Prior nursing experience not required for traditional programs.

Looking Forward to Reopening

Wondering what to expect with the upcoming phased reopening of the College campus? Be sure to check out the 2021 Reopening Guide – now with summer and fall information! Click here to learn more.

Attention Faculty: Scholarly Activity Reporting

Have you performed scholarly activity, such as writing an article or giving a presentation? We would love to know about it and celebrate you! Susannah Townsend, MPH, director of Institutional Effectiveness, has shared access to the Scholarly Activity Report form at the recent Faculty Senate. Completing this form will help the Research and Scholarship Committee calculate the ratio of faculty who are involved in scholarly activity at the College. Plus, College Relations will mention your accomplishment in The Carmel Rapper, giving you the accolades you deserve.

Digi-Know: Notes from you Instructional Designer

Digi-Know that MCCN owns a 3D printer? 3D additive manufacturing is growing within Healthcare, creating products for both patients and healthcare workers. For example, 3D printing is being used to create personalized implants for knee replacements and similar surgeries. How can 3D printing be utilized to make learning tools for students? Email ideas to Instructional Designer Thomas Liwosz at

Safer Ohio App


See Something Suspicious? Send Something! The Safer Ohio App is Ohio's public safety tool for easily reporting suspicious activity. Users can send reports or photos of suspicious activity directly to Ohio Homeland Security through the app. It can also be used to request roadside assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, send tips to the Ohio School Safety Center and to monitor traffic conditions.

Library Update

Library Remote Assistance

Remember, your library is here to help. You can connect with the Library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the following ways:

Recognizing Graduates

Congratulations and thank you to graduating seniors Marie Faye and Nikki O’Dell who worked at the Library before the pandemic forced us to close our physical location. They provided excellent service to all clients. We wish you all the best, Marie & Nikki! Congratulations to the entire MCCN Class of 2021!

Library Services for Graduating Seniors

To prepare for NCLEX, you can use Library resources for three months following graduation. If you get a job within the Mount Carmel Health System, please remember to update your contact information.

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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