Jul 18, 2024  
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General College Policies


Functional Abilities and Performance Standards

Mount Carmel College of Nursing believes that certain essential functional abilities and performance standards are necessary for the safe practice of professional nursing and the successful participation in completion of a nursing education program

Students (and prospective students) are encouraged to review these Functional Abilities and Performance Standards. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory application of these functional abilities and performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments, during their course of study in nursing.

The essential functional abilities and performance standards include:

  • Sensory:  The ability to gather accurate and complete data from the physical environment using vision, touch, and hearing. Ability to accurately distinguish between colors and see changes in colors; discriminate, visually, at the millimeter level between technical markings and small type fonts; ability to hear device and overhead alarms, communicate via telephone and other electronic modes of communication, and use a stethoscope to auscultate sounds within the human body; tactile ability to sense changes in the temperature of an object, including the skin of another person, perceive pulsatile forces (such as produced in an artery by the contraction of the heart), and to detect the presence of abnormal bumps, nodules, or masses upon palpation of skin and tissues.
  • Communication:  The ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with other people, including through the use of telecommunication technologies such as phones, computers, and intercoms. Ability to interpret common non-verbal expressions indicating pain, discomfort, anxiety, and other behavioral states. Effectiveness in communication using both written and spoken English. Ability to give and provide information accurately, quickly, and efficiently. The ability to enter text using a standard computer keyboard and print text and place a signature, in a legible fashion, on paper and other surfaces.
  • Cognitive:  Ability to process multiple sources of information, develop an understanding, make judgments and decisions, and take actions based on this information. Ability to read and understand electronic and paper documents, including technical medical and clinical documents, in English. Ability to develop increasingly complex understandings of cultural, social, scientific, and interpersonal concepts necessary for making sound professional nursing judgments. Ability to take measurements, communicate and describe the physical environment quantitatively, perform advanced arithmetic and numerical operations (such as is necessary for calculating medication dosages and rates), and interpret graphical displays of scientific and real-time physiologic data.
  • Motor:  Fine and gross motor skills sufficient to operate common clinical equipment such as IV pumps, suction devices, and floor lifts; ability to perform a physical assessment or examination on clients across the lifespan; ability to carry out delicate and/or emergency clinical procedures such as airway suctioning, intravenous line insertion, and giving injections. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds independently. Stamina required to completely satisfy nursing work requirements of during a “shift” of 10 consecutive hours.
  • Behavioral and emotional:  Ability to work in teams of diverse providers in a positive, non-threatening, and non-discriminatory manner. Ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships with clients. Ability to effectively perform professional duties in stressful situations and under significant time pressures. Ability to regulate emotions in times of stress, anger, or upset. Ability to adhere to and apply ethical and professional codes of conduct and all applicable laws and regulations. Openness to new experiences, revision of existing attitudes, and positive regard for uncertainty and change in work and study settings.

Code of Conduct

It is understood that the administration, faculty, staff, and student body share in the responsibility of upholding the Mission and Core Values of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. The Student Code of Conduct strives to:

  • ensure the integrity of the nursing and allied health professions;
  • create an academic and professional environment that reflects the College’s Mission and Core Values;
  • reflect the policies of the College on standards of conduct; and
  • follow the policies on nursing practice from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

In accordance with the above, students will commit to:

Academic Excellence

  1. Achieving the highest level of academic excellence through honesty and integrity both in and out of the classroom and in clinical settings.
  2. Striving to embody excellence and providing the highest quality work in the academic and in the clinical settings.
  3. Acting in a professional manner while in the College of Nursing and in all activities, functions, and clinical sites associated with the College and the profession of nursing.

Respect

  1. Contributing to creating a safe, respectful, and supportive atmosphere for teaching and learning.
  2. Regarding privacy and confidentiality as essential obligations.
  3. Communicating with peers, staff, and faculty in a professional and respectful manner.
  4. Taking responsibility for my words and actions.
  5. Following the chain of command.

Compassion

  1. Demonstrating a commitment to the attributes of compassion, empathy, altruism, responsibility, and tolerance.
  2. Demonstrating caring behaviors at all times.
  3. Respecting individual diversity through a non-judgmental attitude and approach.
  4. Working to become a creative problem solver.

Social Responsibility

  1. Refusing to tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disrespect, or bullying.
  2. Committing to bring any act of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disrespect, or bullying to the attention of the administration.
  3. Refusing to tolerate incidents of dishonesty or lack of integrity.
  4. Committing to bringing incidents of dishonesty or lack of integrity to the attention of the Chairperson of the administration.

Diversity

Creating a culture and climate of inclusion that welcomes and celebrates diversity.

Scope and Jurisdiction

All MCCN policies, unless otherwise noted, apply to both on-campus and off-campus conduct, academic, educational, co-curricular, and other MCCN programs in which affiliated faculty, staff, vendors, and students participate. Specifically for the Title IX related sexual violence policies, MCCN jurisdiction when the occurrence was alleged to have occurred within the College’s location, events, or other circumstances (including clinical setting) where MCCN has substantial control of the respondent and context for the occurrence. Students are expected to abide by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, as well as to adhere to all College policies and procedures at all times during their tenure with the College. In cases where students engage in any prohibited conduct, the student is subject to disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct encompasses the following policies:

  1. Local, state, and/or federal laws.
  2. Ohio Board of Nursing Laws and Rules (http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Law_and_Rule.html).
  3. National Student Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Conduct, and Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct (https://www.nsna.org/nsna-code-of-ethics.html).
  4. College Policies and Procedures as outlined in the College Catalog-Handbook.
  5. MCCN Compliance Policies, including, but not limited to:
  • Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment, and Title IX Policy
  • Concealed Weapons Policy
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy

     6. General College Policies, as described below:

  • Attendance
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Classroom Recording Policy
  • Children on Campus
  • Copyright Infringement
  • CPR Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Dress Code
  • Food in Classrooms
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy

     7. College Technology Policies:

  • Technology Policy
  • Social Media Policy

     8. Academic and Professional Standards Policy

     9. Unprofessional Conduct:

  • Any behavior which affects a student’s ability to fully participate in the benefits of the College or negatively impacts the College community, including, but not limited to:
    • Failure to show due respect and courtesy
    • Engaging in vulgar behavior
    • Using obscene language
    • Participating in disorderly conduct
    • Unprofessional behavior in the classroom, online environment, clinical settings or on/off-campus activities

    10. Damage: Negligent or intentional damage to personal, public, or College property is prohibited.

    11. Dishonesty:

  • Presenting, using and.or possessing a falsified ID or another’s College issued ID as one’s own.
  • Misrepresentation; furnishing false information; and falsification or forgery of documents.
  • Any form of Academic Dishonesty, to include, but not limited to: plagiarism, self-plagiarism, cheating, fabrication and using false citations.
  • Encouraging, permitting, or assisting another to commit an act that could subject them to discipline.

    12. Failure to comply with directions of, or interference with, any College official, Safety and Security officer, or individuals working in conjunction with the College who are acting in performance of their duties or failure to comply with any established requirement, policy or procedure.

    13. Fire Safety:

  • Setting a fire, whether deliberately or accidentally.
  • intentionally pulling a fire alarm.
  • Improper use of, vandalism, destruction or tampering with fire-safety or electrical equipment.
  • Failure to evacuate a building during a fire alarm.
  • Causing or contributing to a fire-safety hazard.

    14. Off-Campus Misconduct:

  • The College requires behavior on and off campus, in academic, co-curricular and off-campus locations, be consistent with the principles and rules of behavior outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Whenever the College becomes aware of violations of the College’s Policies and Procedures, regardless of where such conduct allegedly occurs, appropriate follow-up (including potential conduct action) may take place. if the behavior poses a disturbance, is threatening to the safety and security of individuals or property, or is required to be reported by law, law enforcement may be contacted and a report filed.

    15. Theft of property or services from the College

    16. Unauthorized Access:

  • Unauthorized entry into College buildings or areas, even when unlocked.
  • Tampering with locks to College buildings, unauthorized possession or use of College keys, and alteration or duplication of College keys.

    17. Violent or Endangering Behavior:

  • Conduct that recklessly or intentionally threatens or endangers the physical or mental health and safety of any person, including:
  • Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion.

Criminal prosecution by a government entity does not prelude College disciplinary action against the student for the same conduct. Similarly, any action by the College does not prelude subsequent action by a local, state or federal entity. The College reserves the right to resolve a disciplinary matter before the conclusion of any criminal process. If a student withdraws from the College, the College may resolve the disciplinary matter, regardless of the student’s withdrawal. A student who withdraws will be afforded all the procedural rights of an enrolled student.

Students who do not adhere to academic and professional standards may encounter allegations of misconduct.

 

 

 

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students are solely responsible for knowing and following Mount Carmel College of Nursing policies and procedures and for their own successful progress and completion of the degree program and requirements they select. While advisors are available to help students with course selection, each student is responsible for seeking clarification regarding progression through the curriculum. At all times, each student is also responsible for seeking clarification and/or assistance from faculty, staff, or administrators.

Cell Phone Use Policy

Personal cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, laboratories, and in clinical experiences. Faculty and students must turn off and stow cell phones in purses or book bags before the start of class and during all exams. Cell phones should be turned off or quieted during meetings.

The College has provided education software for students and faculty for use on their personal handheld devices in situations including clinical areas. The devices are only to be used in clinical areas as an education resource in the provision of patient care. Any abuse of this policy will result in losing the privilege to use the electronic educational resources and mobile devices in clinical experiences and classroom settings. This policy applies to all students and faculty members at MCCN.

Change of Address/Phone/Email

Students should report in a timely manner any change of address, telephone number(s), or personal email address to the Office of Records and Registration at registrar@mccn.edu. Name changes require additional documentation. Accurate contact information will ensure that the College can reach students as needed.

Children on Campus

Students are not permitted to bring children to class. Students violating this policy may be asked to leave class. Also, babysitting is not permitted in the College of Nursing. In addition to the issue of liability, the presence of infants and children in the College is not conducive to study and relaxation.

Classroom Recording Policy

Students are encouraged to take notes of classroom discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and performances in order to advance their own learning and to develop a record for purposes of private study. The ordinary process of taking notes is encouraged since this practice requires that students develop the ability to actively attend to the material under consideration and to quickly summarize pertinent information in a coherent manner. Electronic or mechanical recording of lectures discourages the development of these important skills. In addition, the presence of recording devices may inhibit frank and open discussion of course material in the classroom, or otherwise interfere with the proper academic conduct of the class.

Students who want to record classroom lectures, discussions, simulations, and other course related activities are to gain permission from the responsible faculty member by obtaining permission via signatures on the Classroom Recording Policy and Form .

Recording of classroom lectures, discussions, simulations, and other course-related activity is governed by this classroom recording form and in accordance with the MCCN Classroom Recording Policy.

  • Student will seek the approval from each course faculty/ instructor prior to recording.
  • Prior to the student recording of any classroom activity, this form will be initiated by the student and must be signed by the student and the faculty member(s).
  • Faculty members may have concerns about the recording of sensitive data, such as patient information shared as part of a case study, or unpublished research data. Faculty members have the authority to spontaneously, or in advance, prohibit student recording of personal student, instructor or patient information.
  • The student classroom recordings are to be used solely for the personal use of the student to study and prepare for that class. The distribution of classroom recordings in any manner is prohibited.
  • Under no circumstances shall student classroom recordings be used in the evaluation or sanctioning of instructors and students.
  • Recordings are not to be shared with other students, posted to any online forum, or otherwise disseminated in any way, including with students who are enrolled in the same class, without faculty permission.
  • The student acknowledges that the recordings are resources.  If the student uses any part of a recording in any academic work, its use is governed by rules of proper APA Citation.
  • Unless otherwise explicitly agreed to by the faculty member(s), the student agrees to destroy recordings when they are no longer needed for his/her academic work, and no later than the conclusion of the course.
  • The student understands that failure to adhere to these provisions may result in the loss of permission to use a recorder in future classes and possible disciplinary actions.
  • Unless otherwise noted with written permission by the Course Instructor/Faculty, recording in the classroom will be in audio-format only.

College-Wide Emergencies

Potential Changes to Courses

In the event of a College-wide emergency, course requirements, classes, simulation experiences, clinical experiences, labs, deadlines, and grading schemes are subject to change.  Changes may include but are not limited to alternative delivery methods, alternative methods of interaction with the instructor, class materials, and/or classmates, alternative experiential learning (including but not limited to: practical/clinical and simulation experiences), a revised attendance policy, and a revised semester calendar and/or grading scheme in accordance with accrediting and regulatory bodies.  Although MCCN reserves the right to execute changes in the event of an emergency, it will ensure that course implementation permits learners the opportunity to achieve course outcomes. Irrespective of the delivery format, the College’s tuition and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published tuition and fee schedules. There will be no refund or reduction of tuition or course fees, since the College will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.  

Inclement Weather

During extreme weather conditions, MCCN administration will make a decision about closures or delays (which also includes clinical experience cancellations) before 5:30 a.m. on the day of the closing, or by 10:30 p.m. on the night before closing the college. For afternoon and evening classes, an announcement will be sent by noon, if possible.

Road conditions may also vary substantially throughout Central Ohio; personal judgment should be utilized when deciding to commute to class/clinical when the college is not closed.

Notification of the closing or delay will be sent via text message and email through Rave Mobile Safety, reported on local television and radio stations, and posted on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

Communication with Students

Information is frequently transmitted to onsite students through Nightingmail/student email (http://mail.mccn.edu), the CARMELink student portal, the College newsletter (Carmel Rapper), and bulletin board notices. Onsite Students are expected to check their email, CARMELink and Canvas accounts frequently. The Marian Hall bulletin board across from the first floor elevators is used for general College announcements.

Information is frequently transmitted to online students through student Nightingmail/student email (http://mail.mccn.edu), Canvas (http://mccn.instructure.com) and CARMELink (http://carmelink.mccn.edu/ICS/). Online students are expected to check their Nightingmail, Canvas and CARMELink accounts frequently, at a minimum of every 48 hours, as they will be held responsible for updates and new information contained in email communication and courses.

Copyright Infringement

Copyright is the legal protection of all forms creative expression on any form of media.

Students should be aware of the limits of the fair use of intellectual property, which is protected under copyright law in cyberspace as well as the real world.

Protected Property

To the general public, intellectual property, in the form of computer software and digitized entertainment, is a highly tempting target for reproduction and distribution. But intellectual property is protected under copyright law in cyberspace as well as the real world, and students need to be aware of the limits of fair use. Illegal duplication, file-sharing or use of any type of intellectual property constitutes copyright infringement and could be subject to College disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties, including fines.

Creators Own Exclusive Rights

Copyright law generally gives authors, artists, composers, and other such creators the exclusive right to copy, distribute, modify, and display their works or to authorize other people to do so. Additionally, creators’ works are protected by copyright law from the very moment that they are created — regardless of whether they are registered with the Copyright Office and regardless of whether they are marked with a copyright notice or symbol. That means that virtually every email message, posting, web page, or other computer work you have ever created - or seen -  is copyrighted.

Limited Use

You may reproduce copyrighted materials only if one of these four instances apply:

  • The owner has given you permission
  • The work is in the “public domain”
  • It falls under “fair use”
  • You have an “implied license” to do so.

Admittedly, the latter three require more explanation than can be given in this overview, so users are strongly urged to conduct additional research regarding copyright law.

Please note: copying material in digitized form is easy to do, but that doesn’t make it legal. Do not reproduce copyrighted material in any form and on any media, unless you are given permission to do so.

Piracy

Piracy is the popular term for the illegal activity that is more correctly known as copyright infringement. Software piracy involves the violation of license agreements and occurs when you download, copy, file-share, install, or distribute digitized material in the form of computer software programs and entertainment media without authorization from the owner/creator.

License Not Ownership

The purchase of a computer program or any form of entertainment or artistic expression on any type of media that includes, but is not limited to, CD, DVD, mp3 file, video, or audiotape, simply gives you a license to use your personal copy; purchase does not constitute ownership of the “intellectual property” on the media. The U.S. Copyright Act expressly protects the intellectual property contained on these media and grants the creators exclusive rights to copy, adapt, distribute, rent, and publicly perform and display their works.

Reasonable people would agree that shoplifting any of these products in stores is theft, yet some don’t extend that logic to digitized formats. But when you use your personal copy for any purpose beyond what is expressly permitted by the license, you could be committing a federal offense and may be subject to civil and criminal prosecution as well as College disciplinary action.

Hidden Costs

The rationalization that “just one copy can’t hurt” multiplies exponentially if thousands or millions of people think that way. When you pirate any creative material, you are stealing more from the manufacturers than the cost of a single copy. Consider the resources that go into producing intellectual property. Companies invest millions to employ creative teams, manufacture, distribute, advertise and market product. Anyone employed at any stage along the line, including the retail store clerk, loses when you copy or share illegally.

Punishment

If the negative impact on the economy and fellow workers isn’t enough reason to stay legal, keep in mind that some companies in the entertainment and computer software industries have prosecuted individual offenders in civil courts and sought monetary damages. The U.S. government can impose fines or imprisonment, or both. So the next time you’re tempted, ask yourself, “is it worth it?” Resolve to purchase a legal copy instead.

Audio Entertainment

RIAA, Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group representing U.S. sound recording companies, is the force behind the prosecution of individuals for copyright infringement through downloading or uploading of music through illegal peer-to-peer networks and CD piracy. The RIAA ask consumers to support the industry by downloading music from legitimate sites such as those on the list at musicunited.org instead of engaging in piracy.

Video and Film Entertainment

MPAA, Motion Picture Association of America, works to prevent piracy of film and video products. The MPAA estimates that piracy of video content costs the industry more than $3 billion annually in potential revenue in the U.S., not including Internet losses, which are difficult to calculate.

The MPAA lists many types of materials subject to pirating: Optical Disc, which includes Laser Discs (LD), Video Compact Discs (VCD), Digital Versatile Discs (DVD), and Blu-Ray Discs; Internet, videocassette and broadcast; downloadable media; hard goods; streaming media; circumvention devices; camcording; screeners; back-to-back copying; signal theft; and public performance.

Computer Programs

BSA, Business Software Alliance, which describes itself as the voice of the world’s commercial software industry, estimates that the U.S. has lost billions of dollars annually in wages and tax revenues, and thousands of individuals have lost jobs. The BSA describes the following scenarios for software piracy:

  • using one licensed copy to install a program on multiple computers
  • copying disks for installation and distribution
  • taking advantage of upgrade offers without purchasing a legal copy of the version to be upgraded
  • acquiring academic or other restricted or non-retail software without a license for commercial use
  • swapping disks with others
  • downloading software from various Internet sources such as pirate websites, peer-to-peer networks, and auction sites that offer counterfeit software


The BSA also notes that pirated computer software doesn’t save you much when you consider the problems associated with illegal copies: defective software, little or no documentation or technical support, no warranties, a greater exposure to viruses, and ineligibility for software upgrades.

Course and Faculty Evaluations

Student completion of course and instructor evaluations is an expectation of each course. Students are expected to complete the appropriate evaluations during the last two weeks of the course. Data from these evaluations are used as part of the College’s regular continuous quality improvement efforts. Therefore, students are encouraged to provide constructive, accurate, and professional feedback during the course evaluation process. In addition, exit surveys are distributed to graduating students to obtain information regarding program outcomes.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Requirement

Graduate students must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

  • Students must upload CPR documentation (CPR certification card or certificate and a photocopy of the card or certificate) to CastleBranch. CastleBranch will set a renewal date at that time and students must maintain CPR currency throughout their entire program of study.

The responsibility to keep CPR certification current rests solely with the student. The student’s CPR certification must be in effect throughout the official start/end dates of the specific nursing course (16-week semester or 8-week term); the expiration date cannot occur before the official end date of the course. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be administratively withdrawn from the course. There is no grace period. Clinical faculty will review CastleBranch to ensure compliance with all clinical requirements including active CPR certification.

Students are required to comply with this policy; non-compliance may result in less than full-time enrollment and will delay the student’s graduation date.

Requirements are that any new certification or re-certification must be acquired exclusively through one of the following providers:

American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
  2. Instructor/Trainer/Faculty

American Red Cross http://www.columbus.redcross.org

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
  2. Instructor/Trainer/Faculty

“HeartSaver CPR” or other training does not meet the College CPR requirement for nursing students. Students who mistakenly complete this novice training will be required to complete the appropriate professional-level course from those listed above.

Criminal Background Check

The law regulating the practice of nursing states that the Ohio Board of Nursing may deny a convicted felon a license or the privilege of sitting for a licensing examination (Section 4723.28 of the Revised Code). In addition, several of the agencies utilized for nursing clinical studies may require students to undergo criminal record checks and may deny clinical access to persons convicted of felonies or specific misdemeanors.

State and federal criminal records check is a mandatory annual requirement for all enrolled graduate students.

Master’s Program and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students must order and pay for fingerprinting through CastleBranch and follow directions on their website.

  • Results from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are uploaded to each student’s CastleBranch record.
  • Each student must present a valid Driver’s License or a Government-Issued ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, Passport) in order to complete the application form at the time of fingerprinting.

Failure to complete the required criminal records check will result in the student being unable to enroll in a clinical course. Non-compliance may result in a delay of the student’s graduation date.

A criminal record check that indicates evidence of a felony conviction (or certain misdemeanor convictions) may result in action including, but not limited to, dismissal from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Dress Code

The student dress code is enforced with the goal to assure a high standard in professional self presentation. It is important for Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) students to recognize their role as representatives of the College and the profession of nursing, in all settings. Appearance and self presentation must be commensurate with professional expectations. MCCN’s dress code policy is guided by Mount Carmel Health System (MCHS) Policy.

MCCN understands and supports students’ right to self-expression. The College also recognizes that Mount Carmel students are taking steps to becoming health care professionals. The dress code is designed to provide appropriate guidelines so that all students may exercise good judgement and dress in a manner that is respectful of themselves and the community. MCCN recognizes that personal appearance is an important element of self-expression and strives to not to control or dictate a student’s appearance. In keeping with this approach, MCCN allows reasonable self-expression through personal appearance, in alignment with this policy, unless a) it conflicts with a student’s ability to meet academic and professional standards effectively in the classroom and clinical settings, or b) it is regarded as offensive or harassing toward other members of the MCCN community, or patients at clinical sites.

Professors, College administrators and staff have the right to address policy violations with students. Any adaptations to this policy due to cultural or health reasons are to be negotiated with the appropriate Associate Dean. This policy does not address reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs or disability. Any student who has a concern with the guidelines outlined for religious reasons or by reason of disability must bring forth that concern to MCCN’s Director of Compliance and Safety.

College Identification (ID) Badge

Onsite graduate students are issued identification (ID) badges as part of the first semester registration process. Badges serve a number of functions, including identifying students in the College and providing access to College services. Students wearing their College ID Badge are representing both MCCN and MCHS.

Students must wear ID badges at all times while in the role of a Mount Carmel student, following these guidelines:

  1. Badges must be attached to a badge holder and worn at chest level or above for proper identification.
  2. Badges must be worn using a Mount Carmel logo or non-logo attached clip. Badges and badge holders must be free of pins, keys, stickers (if last name is permitted to be covered for a specific course, the covering must be removed at end of that course), or other ornamentation to maintain a professional presence. 
  3. Keys, key cards, the emergency code reference card, pin cards, and a job specific identified badge may be attached to the badge holder so that they fall behind and do not obstruct the frontal view. No other attachments are permitted.
  4. Lanyards are not acceptable as badge holders.
  5. If a student forgets or misplaces an ID badge, a temporary ID badge must be obtained from the Office of Safety and Security. Lost ID badges can be replaced by Safety and Security and a replacement fee may be assessed. If the Office of Safety and Security is not open, the student must report to the MCCN front desk where a temporary badge will be issued. This is not to become common practice. If the front desk is not open, the student is to work with their faculty member.
  6. Badges must be returned to the Director of Records and Registration if a student withdraws from the College or takes a leave of absence.
  7. All students must wear their ID badges while on campus and at all clinical practicum sites.
  8. A student enrolled in a distance education program who requires a student ID badge can print a temporary one via CARMELink.

Student Attire – College Areas

Students should present a positive, businesslike, and professional image through dress and actions throughout the College and Mount Carmel properties.

The following guidelines apply throughout the College and Mount Carmel Franklinton Campus properties:

  • Clothing will be clean, neat, in good repair, properly fitted, not revealing, and appropriate for the type of work performed. The following is a list of guidelines (please note, this list is not all inclusive):
    • Tank tops, bathing suits, house slippers, and pajamas are not permitted.
    • Leggings or tights can only be worn if covered by a top, tunic, or jacket that extends  to the mid-thigh.
    • Shorts and skirts cannot be higher than mid-thigh.
    • Jeans/denim must be intact throughout.
    • Inappropriate exposure of skin not permitted. Overly revealing clothing is not considered appropriate.
    • Bare feet are not permitted.
    • Proper undergarments are to be worn and not visible.

Student Attire – Non-uniform Clinical Sites

In general, the clean, pressed lab coat full (knee) length with the College insignia on the upper left sleeve must be worn over professional and neat clothing. The length of dresses or skirts must come at least to the top of the knees. No hats, jeans, shorts, Capri pants, sweats, sandals, or flip-flops are permitted. The College identification badge must be evident at chest level on the lab coat and clearly displayed. Student dress must be consistent with standards and requirements of the clinical environment and expectations of the faculty and preceptors. Closed toed shoes are to be worn in all patient care areas.

Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Student Lab Coat

Master’s students in the Nursing Administration and Nursing Education tracks have the option to wear  the Graduate Lab Coat. The link to Roberts Medical Uniforms is www.robertsmed.com. Enter the Uniform Program Login Code “mc13grad” in the upper right corner (case sensitive). Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program have the option to wear the Graduate Lab Coat if appropriate during DNP practicum and scholarly project activities.

When ordering your graduate lab coats, please make sure you tell Roberts Medical Uniforms your credentials and where to place commas between credentials. For most of you, this should be “MSN, RN or MS, RN”. The degree always stays closest to your name.

Nurse Practitioner Student Lab Coat

All nurse practitioner students must wear the Graduate Lab Coat. The link to Roberts Medical Uniforms is: www.robertsmed.com. Enter the Uniform Program Login Code “mc13grad” in the upper right corner (case sensitive).

When ordering your graduate lab coats, please make sure you tell Roberts Medical Uniforms your credentials and where to place commas between credentials. For most of you, this should be “MSN, RN or MS, RN”. The degree always stays closest to your name.

Food in Classrooms

Students who bring food/beverages into classrooms are expected to clean up after themselves and deposit trash in appropriate receptacles. Courteous behavior such as this will enable students in subsequent classes to enjoy a clean environment. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep campus facilities clean and neat.

Photocopying

Photocopiers are no longer available for students in the Health Sciences Library. It is suggested you bring a flash drive to store documents.

Publicity

The College takes photographs and videos of a number of activities on campus (such as academic settings, planned campus activities, public events on campus and everyday activities) in order to portray the College in a positive light for both printed and electronic publications. These photographs and videos are permitted within FERPA guidelines. Any student who wishes to not have his/her image used in this manner should contact the Director of Records and Registration for additional details.

Smoking and Tobacco Use

Mount Carmel is a tobacco and smoke-free facility. Use of tobacco products, including, but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and pipes is prohibited within all Mount Carmel facilities, on all Mount Carmel owned property, or any College student residence facilities. The College complies fully with all federal, state, city, and Mount Carmel Health System regulations regarding the possession and consumption of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco on campus, including the residence apartments.

Further, students are prohibited from smoking anywhere while wearing the student uniform, lab coat, and/or student ID badge. Violators will receive one verbal warning. The consequences of continued non-compliance include progressive counseling and may result in dismissal from the College. 

Survey and Research Subject Access

Each year, there are many requests from those within and outside the College for access to students, faculty, and staff for the purposes of surveys or research projects. When potential survey respondents are overloaded with survey requests, they may experience “survey fatigue,” resulting in low response rates for very important surveys the College conducts as a part of its educational and organizational assessment efforts.

Because of the need to limit the burden on students, faculty and staff in responding to these requests, all requests for access to members of the College community for recruitment to research studies or to distribute non-research suveys must be approved beforehand.

All requests for access to faculty, staff, or students for the purposes of human subjects research - thus requiring IRB approval or exemption - must specify the plan for obtaining IRB approval and supply documentation of the approval to the College prior to commencing study-related activities.

Procedure

  1. Requests for access to students, faculty, or staff for the purposes of research or surveys should be directed to the Director, Institutional Effectiveness at evaluation@mccn.edu - at least two weeks before the start of the project.
  2. Requests should include the timeframe for the project, a copy of the survey tool or research proposal, and any other information helpful in evaluating the request. The criteria for evaluation include, primarily: 1) alignment with MCCN mission, vision, and purpose, 2) appropriateness of topic, methods, and procedures, and 3) lack of interference with regular College assessment activities.
  3. Approvals will be returned via email within 3 business day to the applicant with notifications to appropriate College faculty or staff impacted by the research or survey activity.

Transcript Request

A Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) transcript is the official academic record of a student’s enrollment.

  • MCCN provides transcript services (eTranscript) through the National Student Clearinghouse, a third-party vendor.
  • Access online transcript ordering here for the published cost.
  • Transcript requests are processed within 2 business days unless otherwise noted (excluding weekends and holidays).
  • You may use any major credit/debit card to place your order.

Transcript costs differ depending on delivery method.

  • For Mail delivery: each transcript cost is $5.00 and an additional $2.25 processing fee.
  • For Hold for Pick Up delivery: each transcript cost $5.00 and an additional $2.25 processing fee.
  • For FedEx delivery: each transcript cost is $5.00, a $2.25 processing fee, and an additional $25.00 FedEx fee. This rate is for weekday delivery only (Saturday delivery is not included). FedEx requires a street address and will not deliver to a PO Box.
  • For Electronic PDF delivery: each transcript is $5.00, a $2.25 processing fee, and an additional $1.75 PDF processing fee.
    • We recommend that you first check with the recipient before ordering electronic PDF delivery to make sure they will accept the transcript in this format.
    • Electronic transcripts cannot be processed for students completing attendance before Fall 1990 (attending Mount Carmel School of Nursing). Those students should select the “Mail delivery” option when ordering through the online service. These transcripts will be processed manually by the MCCN Registrar’s Office.

Financial obligations to MCCN must be satisfied before a transcript can be released. Requests from individuals with student record holds will not be processed until the hold is resolved. Transcript requests will remain active for 30 days to provide time to resolve the hold. If after 30 days the hold has not been resolved, the transcript request order will be cancelled. Credit/debit cards will not be charged until the order has been fulfilled.

Please contact the Records and Registration Office at 614-234-3522 or registrar@mccn.edu should you have any questions.

Transportation, Travel and Liability

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation for all educational activities, including clinical experiences. Students are also responsible for securing personal auto liability insurance.

The College of Nursing is not responsible for liability incurred in travel, either as required by the curriculum or as the result of the student’s participation in College sponsored activities, including cultural immersion trips. All travel is the responsibility of the student. Students are not permitted to transport patients for any reason.