The Carmel Rapper

August 16, 2021

Welcome Back

Welcome Back Week Events

Be sure to join your fellow Nightingales at the following events this week:

Tuesday, August 17; 1 - 3 p.m.:

  • Free ice cream treats at Charlie’s Java Jolt

Wednesday, August 18; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:

  • Cheryl’s Cookies in the Marian Hall Lounge

Thursday, August 19; all day:

  • T-Shirt Thursday - get a free MCCN t-shirt, hosted by the new MCCN Student Senate. Learn ways you can make an impact at the College and pick up your t-shirt in the Marian Hall Lounge.

Friday, August 20; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.:

  • Lunch on the Lawn. Bring your lunch and enjoy music, games, and popcorn on the campus lawn!

Message from the President

Kathleen Williamson


The new academic year begins today and the faculty, staff and I are so excited to be welcoming you to what I trust will be an excellent year full of excitement, new learning opportunities, and meeting new friends.

Excitement around the College began picking up last week, as many of you came to collect your iPad packages. The new technology, provided through the i-Innovate program, is going to improve your overall educational experience, whether you’re on campus, online or learning remotely. We hope that you make the most of these new tools and share feedback with your faculty so we can grow and improve the program.

We continue to place your health and safety above all else, so please check the website often for updates about Covid-19 protocols. We have come a long way through this pandemic, but it is not quite behind us yet. If you have questions or concerns about safety and well-being, please contact MCCN Director of Safety and Compliance Mitch Joseph-Kemplin at Remember…your success is our priority. As you begin this new semester, please utilize faculty and staff as resources if you need information or assistance with anything.

A new academic year means new opportunities, experiences and friendships. I wish you all an exciting and productive year. I hope you will excel in your studies and make us proud with your best efforts and results!


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

Faculty Fellows Fired UP

The Faculty Fellows are back in action for the 21-22 school year. The team worked through the summer on fun projects, including coaching colleagues in conference proposals and course development. This year, a new initiative begins:

MCCN is going to be a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Of course, we’re already an excellent college, but the official title comes when MCCN’s excellence is recognized by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Our journey towards the designation launches with the first application, due in October.

While this project is a new initiative, building a proposal for the NLN will look a lot like building a proposal for any project.

  • Assess the requirements
  • Gather evidence of meeting the requirements
  • Present that evidence in a way that readers understand

This proposal process has a long record of success at MCCN. It works in developing student papers and conference proposals, and provides the foundation for MCCN’s recognition as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Digi-Know: Notes from you Instructional Designer

Thomas Liwosz

Digi-Know that MCCN has a new video recording application that integrates directly into Canvas? YuJa is now the standard software for video and screen recordings. Faculty can record micro lectures and video announcements directly into Canvas! All videos are automatically captioned. YuJa includes a full editing platform to fine tune your media. Share created content with colleagues. Finally, don’t forget about in-video quizzes! For instructional videos, check out the Faculty Resource Center “Y” module. Happy recording!

Scholarship Opportunities Through Sigma

Be sure to check out the Financial Aid page on our website for scholarship opportunities from Sigma, as well as other organizations. Applications are open through January 2022!

Student Success

MCCN Student Success Center

The Student Success Center held it’s Tutor Training Workshop on August 9-10 for all new and returning Supplemental Instruction Leaders, Peer Tutors, Peer Advisors, and Peer Mentors. This year’s team includes student leaders from both the Columbus and Lancaster campuses, and they are ready to help students at all levels of the program with their academic needs. Be sure to check out the newly updated Student Success Center site on CarmeLink to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment.

Pictured: [back] Prabesh Acharya, Abigail Bentley, Brittany Ledford, Olivia Schrager, Taylor Hosey, Zeinab Mohamed; [front] Precious Ramsey, Chloe Troyer, Alyssa Bolin, Lexi Bussert

Safety & Security Update: Crime Prevention & Safety Tips

Please review this news release regarding crime prevention and safety tips from the Columbus Division of Police, Community Response Bureau, and provided by MCCN Safety and Security.

Farewell Fellow Nightingales

Kathy Smith Margaret Stinner

Please join us in wishing Kathy Smith, MBA, director of business affairs (left), and Margaret Stinner, MS, RN, assistant professor (right), happy and healthy retirements as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

Margaret was hired in 1974 by then Director Eleanor Wilson and is looking forward to having a more relaxed timeline and being more spontaneous. She says among her favorite memories of The Mount is watching her students walk across the stage at graduation, and says, “Graduation is the culmination of a major collaborative effort.”

Library Update

Library Staff Welcome New & Returning Students

The library has reopened with full services restored. You can borrow print books, study, and receive in-person assistance.

Library Details

Remember, your library is here to help. You can connect with the library from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday by:

Use Your Library at Home

As an MCCN student, you automatically have a library account, which gives virtual access to electronic books and journals, databases, and other online resources.

Library login credentials are:

  • Username=Last Name
  • Password=Student ID

If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact us, or visit

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scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023