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

Student Involvement

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.


  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.


  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.


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.




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.

Representation on College Committees

Several College Committees are structured to include student membership. Students who participate in College committees have voice and voting privileges within these committees. Students interested in participating in a College committee should contact the Associate Dean of the Graduate Program. Currently, students serve on the following College committees:

  1. Academic Appeals
    The purpose of the committee is to provide a vehicle that insures due process, equitable management of student grievances, and provide adequate protection to the rights of all involved parties. The Appeals Committee addresses grievances related to the student’s general academic performance.
  2. Academic and Professional Misconduct
    This committee is charged with investigating allegations of misconduct and making recommendations to the Dean of the appropriate program. This committee is composed of four faculty, two students in good standing from the undergraduate program, and one student in good standing from the graduate program.
  3. Alumni and Student Affairs Subcommittee (Board of Trustees)
    The purpose of this committee is to promote the interests, support and camaraderie among the alumni and the College of Nursing. It also promotes the interests of students and student life as a component of the college experience. Membership on this committee includes two students from the College.
  4. Evaluation and Institutional Effectiveness
    The purpose of this committee is to facilitate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the College to enhance its effectiveness.
  5. Mission, Ministry and Mutual Respect
    This committee strives to ensure that the religious and spiritual aspects of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing mission are promoted in every aspect of the student’s College life and to promote the Catholic identity of the College clearly and respectfully.
  6. Research and Scholarship
    The purpose of the committee is to establish within the College an environment supportive of the conduct, dissemination, and/or utilization of research and other forms of scholarship.
  7. Ann Schiele Endowment Fund Committee
  8. Policy and Procedure Committee

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.

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.
  • Graduate students must have completed a minimum of one-fourth of the graduate nursing curriculum.

Carmel Rapper - Student Newsletter

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 Marketing and Communications Specialist (614-234-5168, areese@mccn.edu) for further information.

Club Sports

The College sponsors women’s basketball and co-ed soccer, volleyball, and softball teams when there is sufficient interest. Please contact the Associate Dean of Student Services, Dr. Todd Everett, teverett@mccn.edu, 614-234-5169).

Travel and Liability

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.