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Youngstown Campus Nursing Students Give to Those in Need
Mercy College Youngstown Campus Nursing students partnered with Mc Donald High School Art Club to collect money, toys, books, art supplies, and gift cards for the needy in their local community. The success of this drive provided for the following: money towards Christmas Eve dinner & gifts for children on the Akron Main Campus 5600 Oncology Unit; several boxes of art supplies to be used for art therapy were given to Akron Children's Boardman & Main Campus, the Mahoning County Rescue Mission Family Services, Sojourner House, Mercy Health Youngstown Pediatric Clinic, Akron Children’s SANE department; and a Children's Crafty Christmas Tree to be submitted in the Mercy Health Youngstown Festival of Trees fundraiser for employees in need. Their efforts show that the students are truly living our mission by caring for their community.Continue Reading
Mercy College of Ohio Student Published in ASRT Journal
Lindsey Gutierrez, R.T. (R)(CT), a student in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program at Mercy College of Ohio, was recently published in the ASRT’s Radiation Therapist, Volume 24, Number 2. Her article titled, “When Mom or Dad Have Cancer: Helping Kids Cope” originated from a course project experience in the Medical Imaging program.
Faculty Member CCRN Certified for 35 Years
Deborah Zajac, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE, Assistant ASN Program Chair and Associate Professor at Mercy College of Ohio’s Youngstown location has been certified as a CCRN for 35 years. CCRN® is a registered service mark of American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation and denotes certification in acute/critical care nursing as granted by AACN Certification Corporation.
CCRN certification validates knowledge of nursing care of acutely/critically ill patients to hospital administrators, peers, and patients. CCRN certification promotes continuing excellence in the critical care nursing field. Research studies link higher levels of clinical knowledge, skill and experience with CCRN certification.
Mercy College of Ohio is proud of Professor Zajac and her dedication to advanced clinical knowledge and lifelong learning.Continue Reading
Radiologic Technology Students Participate in Annual Service Project
Current Mercy College of Ohio Radiologic Technology students recently provided 283 gifts for Lucas County Children’s Services for Christmas. The annual service project asks students to buy gifts for children, age infant to teen. Radiology faculty and others connected to the program at Mercy College also donated gifts. Each year the group counts this as their Christmas gathering, starting the gift wrapping frenzy with a pot luck luncheon. A spirit of generosity as the season begins is strong in the hearts of the Rad Tech students! View the photo of 16 of the 54 students.
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Youngstown Men in Nursing Participate in Mahoning Valley's Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness
On November 2, Youngstown location participating students attended the Movember Kickoff event clean shaven ready to "grow a 'stache, start a conversation, and save a life." Students will continue to participate in month long awareness activities to show their support and promote education for men in the Mahoning Valley to “Man Up and Get an Exam” to end the area's most prevalent cancer.
Activities included volunteering at ManUp Night at the November 6 Phantom's hockey game handing out pamphlets and arm bands as well as selling 50/50 raffle tickets. All proceeds went to the campaign to fund 35 prostate screenings for those who cannot afford screenings.
At the end of the campaign students will join other men in the community for the “Shave Off” which includes a televised traditional straight razor barber’s shave. “Even the girls are in!” showing their support participating in events and handing out information.
Mercy College Participates in Go RED for Women Luncheon
On Friday, November 13 eight Mercy College of Ohio Cardiovascular Technology program students and faculty members volunteered at the Go RED for Women luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association. Students and faculty members helped with set-up and in various areas throughout the venue including the Big RED Chair. This is a fun photo opportunity for the luncheon guests (and the students usually manage to talk the photographer into taking their picture, too). This has become an annual event for the CVT program with students and faculty looking forward to participating next year.
Mercy College of Ohio is proud to volunteer at an event and for a cause consistently supported by Mercy Health.Continue Reading
Halloween Isn't All About Candy
On October 28, members of the Gamma Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Nu, participated in the Mercy College “Trunk or Treat” event. Students showed children healthy Halloween treats and how to care for their teeth. Kids were given treats such as pumpkin faced clementines and mummy wrapped bananas to promote the Halloween spirit. Students wanted the snacks to be fun and healthy and they spoke to children about the importance of brushing and flossing, especially after eating Halloween candy. Children were given new toothbrushes and floss to ensure they had the tools they needed to get the job done. Jacob (pictured) enjoyed visiting the table. He received dental floss and a new toothbrush and learned how to properly brush. Carrie Franks mentions, “the student nurses made brushing fun, motivating Jacob to brush his teeth. Thank you!”Continue Reading
Mercy College Student Health Coverage: Overview, Rates and Waiver Information
Mercy College of Ohio strongly believes it is important that all students maintain health care coverage to help ensure academic success and well-being. In addition, to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all individuals are required by law to have health insurance coverage. To assist with this goal, Mercy College of Ohio is again offering our Student Health Coverage Plan provided by United Health Care (UHC). We believe this plan provides excellent levels of health coverage with low out-of-pocket costs when compared to other plans offered commercially or through the ACA website.Continue Reading
Higher Learning Commission Site Visit: Third Party Comments
Mercy College of Ohio is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a Higher Learning Commission site visit team November 2 and 3, 2015. Mercy College of Ohio has been accredited by the Commission since 1995 and has a campus in Toledo, Ohio and a location in Youngstown, Ohio. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.Continue Reading