May 24, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2021-2022

Student Life & 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, MCCN students assemble for Convocation (virtual or in-person). 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 Associate Dean for Student Services, Dr. Todd Everett (teverett@mccn.edu, 614-234-5169).

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 Senate

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) Student Senate is an organization designed to represent the ideals, values and beliefs of MCCN students and is dedicated to excellence in action. The Student Senate is committed to working collaboratively with administration and faculty to enhance MCCN programs, activities and initiatives.

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 Office at 614-234-1085 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. Currently, students may serve on several College committees, including but not limited to:

  1. Evaluation and Institutional Effectiveness
  2. Academic Appeals
  3. Academic and Professional Conduct
  4. Alumni and Student Services Subcommittee (Board of Trustees)
  5. Curriculum
  6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  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 to include community outreach projects and retreats. For information on Campus Ministries and Spiritual formation, contact the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. 

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 Marketing and Communications Specialist, Alex Reese (614-234-1372, areese@mccn.edu) for further information.

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. Associate Dean for Student Services, Dr. Todd Everett (teverett@mccn.edu, 614-234-5169). To be included on the CCAS, involvement requires active participation and must be verified by the proper authority. For more information, contact the Associate Dean for Student Services.

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.

Student Meetings/Gatherings

Students who wish to use the College facilities for a class or organization event must schedule the activity through the Office of the Student Life. Please contact the Associate Dean for Student Services for more information (teverett@mccn.edu, 614-234-5169).

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

 

General Information

Mount Carmel College of Nursing participates in both the Air Force and Army ROTC programs offered at The Ohio State University. These programs offer qualified students the chance to compete for a variety of scholarships in addition to career opportunities for nurses. Qualified students interested in an officer’s commission in the United States Air Force may enroll in Air Force ROTC classes through a contracted agreement between The Ohio State University and the United States Air Force. Qualified students interested in an officer’s commission in the United States Army may enroll in Army ROTC classes through a contracted agreement between The Ohio State University and the United States Army.

The ROTC Liaison at Mount Carmel College of Nursing:
Scott Dolan, PhD, RN
Associate Dean, Innovation and Partnerships
sdolan@mccn.edu
614-234-1076

Air Force ROTC

Classes and activities are offered through The Ohio State University. The first two years of enrollment (freshman/sophomore) is the General Military Course (GMC), which includes coursework on officership, communication, aerospace doctrine, and history of military aviation. There is no obligation to serve in the military for non-scholarship cadets for the first two years. The last two years (junior/senior) is the Professional Officer Course (POC) dealing with leadership, management, supervision, communication skills, and national defense policy. Air Force ROTC cadets also attend a two-hour leadership laboratory period each week and participate in two hours of physical fitness training. A cadet must enroll in the POC for two academic years to be eligible for a commission.

Financial Benefit

There are two, three, and four-year scholarships available to nursing students. The four year scholarship is applied for during the senior year in high school. The two and three year scholarships are offered to qualified men and women in college, regardless of major (in-College Scholarship Program). The benefits provided by scholarships may include full payment of tuition, a book stipend, and a monthly tax-free allowance.

These scholarships provide:

  • 100% tuition and mandatory fees
  • $600 for textbooks per year
  • Monthly tax free stipend from $300-500 per month to defray the cost of living

For more information, contact the AFROTC office at The Ohio State University at 614-292-5441, ext. 9508 or visit www.afrotc.com or www.det645.com/.

Army ROTC

Army ROTC is a program of leadership and military skills training with the opportunity to serve as an officer in the active Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard following graduation. Classes and activities are offered through The Ohio State University.

Army ROTC involves one course and leadership lab each term in the freshman and sophomore years covering introductory topics such as basic military skills, leadership, customs and traditions, military history, and map reading. Advanced courses in the junior and senior years cover land navigation techniques, unit tactics, justice, leadership theory, and officer preparation and development. A weekly leadership lab involves military skills training, marksmanship, rappelling, and leadership development. Introductory level courses require no military obligation. Once students accept a scholarship or enter advanced courses, they make a commitment to serve as an officer on active duty or reserve duty upon graduation.

Financial Benefit

High school students are eligible for either a three or four year scholarship. College students may apply for two or three year scholarships covering tuition, most books and fees, plus a monthly stipend.

These scholarships provide:

  • Full Tuition
  • All Mandatory Fees Paid in Full
  • Book Stipend is $1200 per Year
  • Monthly nontaxable Stipend: $300 for Freshman, $350 for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors
  • Required Student Nurse Uniforms and Clinical Supplies are Paid in Full
  • Nurse Malpractice Insurance (Provides Coverage During Clinical Rotations)
  • Littman Stethoscope Valued at $250
  • NCLEX Test Fees ($200)
  • NCLEX Review Course (1) Valued Up to $500

What Happens After Graduation?

All newly commissioned Army Nurse Corps Officers attend a specialized Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC), which is a nine week school in San Antonio, Texas. There they will learn the basics about how to be an Army Officer. There is a limited (3-4 day) field training exercise and the chance to see what an Army Field Hospital looks like. This exercise is a hands-on experience of how medical care is delivered in a field setting. By attending AROTC, student will acquire considerable amounts of knowledge and experience that most Direct Commissioned Officers have not received, and during BOLC this experience will be noted by your leaders.

The Clinical Nurse Transition Program (CNTP) is 12 months in length where newly commissioned second lieutenants perform an “orientation” at one of 12 Army Medical Centers which begins after the completion of their Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC). The program is for new graduates with less than six months of acute care nursing experience. It consists of three phases: orientation, preceptorship and clinical immersion. All of the phases include critical thinking, communication, and deployment skills to help the Army Nurse with complex clinical challenges they could face at home or overseas.

What is the Service Obligation?

Accepting an AROTC Nursing scholarship entails signing a contract which commits the student to a total of eight years. In exchange for two, three, or four years of college tuition and a monthly stipend, the graduate nurse agrees to serve on active duty for at least four years, or the Army Reserves or Army National Guard for six years. After the “obligation” phase, the student may choose to stay on active duty or leave active service. If one chooses to leave the service, the remaining service obligation can be fulfilled by:

  1. Army Reserves or National Guard [monthly drills; two weeks annual training]
  2. Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) [no monthly drills; potential to participate in monthly training; available in case of national emergency]

For more information, contact the Army ROTC office at The Ohio State University at 614-292-6075 or visit www.ohio-state.edu/arotc