Jun 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog-Handbook 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog-Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life & Involvement

Student Life Programming

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 Services, Mitch Joseph-Kemplin (mjoseph-kemplin@mccn.edu). The College offers a variety of activities for all 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. 

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.

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.

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 Office at collegerelations@mccn.edu.

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 Director of Student Services, Mitch Joseph-Kemplin (mjoseph-kemplin@mccn.edu).