Sep 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2019-2020

Pre-Licensure Student Involvement



Student Activities

The College offers a variety of activities for students, ranging from local sporting events to on campus lectures and specialty week events. In general, activities are planned based on the student interest and requests. Online students can elect to participate in meetings via WebEx, Google Hangout or SKYPE. Information about special activities is regularly communicated to students via e-mail, CARMELink and the Carmel Rapper. 

Convocation and Welcome Day

In August, new undergraduate students assemble for Convocation. This is an important event to start the academic year and attendance by all new first-time freshmen is mandatory.

Student Life

Student Life at MCCN provides opportunities to develop leadership skills, become involved in campus life, and become acquainted with other students. Overseen by the Office of Student Life, the three leadership associations include: Pre-professional, Spiritual, and Advisory.  All students are encouraged to participate in these co-curricular activities. For additional information concerning the three leadership associations or forming new student organizations, contact the Director of Student Life (ccipriani@mccn.edu, 614-234-5828).

Student Nurses Association (SNAM)

The Student Nurses Association of Mount Carmel (SNAM) is the College's affiliate of the pre-professional organization, the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). SNAM provides a variety of activities and programs aimed at fostering professional growth and development, and honing leadership skills.

Students who also join the NSNA enjoy many benefits including the opportunity to participate in state and national conventions, preferential consideration for NSNA foundation scholarships, loans, professional liability insurance, and subscription to Imprint magazine. The College facilitates student attendance at workshops, seminars, and other educational opportunities.

Meetings are held monthly during the academic year and are open to everyone at the College.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the advisory branch of Student Life and is designed to represent the ideals, values and beliefs of MCCN students and is dedicated to excellence in action. It provides an organized association for undergraduate student activities and a mechanism for students to voice concerns, issues, and questions as well as attending conferences. SGA is committed to working collaboratively with administration and faculty to enhance MCCN programs, activities and initiatives. Elected members of the student body serve on the SGA; all undergraduate students are invited to attend the monthly meetings.

Student Ambassador Program

The College Student Ambassador Program is designed to familiarize individuals throughout the campus and Columbus community with the offerings of MCCN. Students who are chosen to be Ambassadors represent the student body at various College events and are an integral part of MCCN communications efforts. These events range from casual to "black tie" affairs. Student Ambassadors perform a wide variety of tasks at these events such as: setting up the event, distributing programs, registering guests, and answering questions regarding MCCN.

Students chosen to be Ambassadors represent the "brightest and best" students at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a 2.5 minimum grade point average.
  • Applicants must be well rounded in terms of academic performance, activities, and/or athletics, and leadership.
  • Candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to be considered.
  • Since the College Ambassador Program is of such significance, competition is strong for positions.

For more information about the Student Ambassador program, contact the Admissions Counselor at 614-234-5419 or admissions@mccn.edu.

Alpha Lambda Delta

Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students in their first year at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. We recognize those students who have succeeded in maintaining a 3.50 or higher GPA and are in the top 20% of their class, in their first year. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement ... to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society".

Students may participate in Alpha Lambda Delta at both the local and the national levels. There are opportunities to work with other members throughout your undergraduate career including annual scholarship and fellowship monetary awards. Please contact the Alpha Lambda Delta advisor at sdolan@mccn.edu for additional information.

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is an organization committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing. The Honor Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care and provides resources to communicate the latest knowledge in nursing care. Mount Carmel's Rho Omicron chapter, chartered in 2002, is one of 478 chapters around the world.

Those invited to make application to Sigma Theta Tau International include students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, academic integrity, and professional leadership potential. The criteria for membership include:

  • All candidates must meet the expectation of academic integrity.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one-half of the nursing curriculum and rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class.
  • RN-BSN students must have completed 12 credit hours at MCCN, at least one-half of the nursing curriculum, and rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class.
  • Graduate students must have completed a minimum of one-fourth of the graduate nursing curriculum.

Representation on College Committees

Several College committees are structured to include student membership. Students who participate on College committees have voice and voting privileges within these committees. Students interested in participating on a College committee should contact the College President, the appropriate program Associate Dean, or the Director of Student Life. Currently, students may serve on the following College committees:

  1. Evaluation and Institutional Effectiveness
  2. Academic Appeals
  3. Academic and Professional Misconduct
  4. Alumni and Student Services Subcommittee (Board of Trustees)
  5. Curriculum
  6. Mission, Ministry, and Mutual Respect
  7. Research and Scholarship
  8. Policy and Procedure

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry program at Mount Carmel College of Nursing is designed to support the faith and spiritual needs of students, faculty and staff. A variety of programs, services and events are offered throughout the year to enhance body, mind and spirit - ranging from regular weekly meetings, Bible Studies and Worship Services to community outreach projects and retreats.

Projects and Programs:

  • Weekly Meetings - Meetings are held on Mondays at noon on the Columbus campus. Join us for the opportunity to discuss scripture, plan outreach activities and connect with other students, staff and faculty of all faiths.
  • Retreats - Weekend retreats are an opportunity for you to get away from the demands of school and work. Time is always set aside for personal prayer and reflection, as well as group recreation and discussions.
  • BiblePods - Gather in small groups to study the good word, focusing on the Gospel of Luke and the Psalms.
  • Prayer Services - Prayer Services are an opportunity to bring students, faculty and staff of all faiths together to pray for current world issues and a variety of personal needs.
  • Community Service Projects - Help us feed the hungry, educate the youth and cleanup the community while spreading God's love through Community Service.

Mission, Ministry and Mutual Respect

The Mission, Ministry and Mutual Respect Committee strives to ensure that the religious and spiritual aspects the MCCN's mission are promoted in every aspect of College life. The Committee is chaired by the Director of Campus Ministry.

Committee members are made up of Student Government, Campus Ministry, Faculty and Staff.

Campus Ministry sponsors the Thanksgiving interfaith Prayer Service with Distribution of clothing for the homeless by the Mount Carmel Street Medicine Staff and the Spring Interfaith Prayer Service with a contribution shared with Student Life to the care for the Earth. Campus Ministry meetings include study of the Gospels, Prophets an Psalms, Distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday, retreats and a Mission Trip to Washington, D.C. with a focus on Social Justice.

Student Life provides opportunities for students to come together for social and meaningful experiences such as the Fall Festival and Spring Wellness Festival, service and gift giving to the children of Avondale, the Social Justice Club and Habitat for Humanity Spring Break trip.

Spiritual growth includes the important dimension of service to others. Students are offered many opportunities to become involved in the College, Mount Carmel Health, and the Columbus community projects that serve the underprivileged and vulnerable members of society.

Constitution Day

The College complies with legislation requiring all federally funded educational institutions to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution each year on or near September 17. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution. If this date falls on a weekend, the observation will be held during the preceding or following week.

Student Newsletter – Carmel Rapper

The student newsletter, The Carmel Rapper, publishes items of interest to MCCN students. The newsletter is published monthly during the academic year; student information and participation are welcome. Contact the Director of College Relations (614-234-1372, rhutchinsonbell@mccn.edu) for further information.

Intramural and Club Sports

To encourage healthy bodies as well as healthy minds, the College organizes a number of club or intramural sports each year, including women's basketball, co-ed soccer, volleyball, and softball teams when there is sufficient interest. Other sporting events include bowling, dodge ball, and golf tournaments. Please contact the Director of Student Life for information (ccipriani@mccn.edu, 614-234-5828).

Co-Curricular Activity Summary (CCAS)

The Co-curricular Activity Summary (CCAS) is a program for recording awards, scholarships, community service, educational workshops, leadership activities, student government, and other organization participation. By recording activities outside the classroom, the CCAS is used to complement the academic transcript. To be included on the CCAS, involvement requires active participation and must be verified by the proper authority. For more information, contact the Director of Student Life (614-234-5828, ccipriani@mccn.edu).

Employment Opportunities for Students

Opportunities for student employment exist at the College, Mount Carmel Grove City, Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel St. Ann's, and Mount Carmel New Albany Hospitals (e.g., Student Workers within the College, Patient Companions, Unit Coordinators, Patient Care Assistants, etc.). Both part-time and casual employment is available. Part-time associates work 8 to 71 hours every two weeks. Casual status provides no guarantee of work hours since casual employees work on an as-needed basis covering weekends, vacations, and other busy periods. Students can view current openings at www.mountcarmelhealth.com and click on Careers > Job Search.

Applications are considered only for current vacant positions but are kept on file if there is no vacancy. Students hired into Mount Carmel Health System positions participate in the required orientation program.

Students can also check the College bulletin board outside the classroom area on the 3rd floor, Marian Hall for employment opportunities.

Employment Relating to The Nurse Practice Act

Under Ohio's Mandatory Nurse Practice Act, no person shall engage in the practice of nursing as a Registered Nurse without holding a current, valid license. Therefore, by law, nursing students who are employed in health agencies are not permitted to function in the professional nurse role. Students employed as nursing assistants or patient care technicians must function under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and within the institution's job description.

When a student is functioning as a patient care technician, nursing assistant, or related position, the legal responsibility for the student's actions rests with the student and employer, not with the College of Nursing. No part of the student uniform may be worn when functioning in these positions.

Parties/Gatherings

Students who wish to use the College facilities for a class or organization event must schedule the activity through the Director of Student Life (ccipriani@mccn.edu, 614-234-5828). The Director will assist the student in obtaining food service, room set-up, etc.