The Stethoscoop is a newsletter created, edited and designed by MCN nursing students!
There are many ways to get involved as a student in the Mennonite College of Nursing. there are specific Student Organizations for both undergraduate and graduate students to make friends, socialize, and network beyond the classroom.
The Nursing Student Themed Living Learning Community (TLLC) is for students pursuing a major in the Mennonite College of Nursing.
The College of Nursing has a history of association with groups who care for and serve people in need throughout the world. This tradition continues in a formalized academic manner through the Transcultural Nursing Experience. The Transcultural Nursing Experience provides an avenue for personal and professional growth beyond the traditional boundaries of classroom and clinical practicums. Learn more about the Transcultural Nursing Experience at MCN.
The College of Nursing hosts student and faculty groups from nursing programs in other parts of the world to share nursing education, process, and practice in the United States as well as provide regional cultural experiences.
The College of Nursing hosts individuals who come to ISU from other countries as Visiting Scholars to collaborate with our faculty completing research and writing for publication. We have had a strong connection with the University of Campinas in Brazil since 2013 to promote nursing education and science. We have also had a visiting administrative scholar from University of Campinas visit MCN for the purpose of information exchange related to college and university administration and processes.
Mennonite College of Nursing offers several private scholarships for students accepted into the nursing program. Learn more about the scholarship opportunities within the college.
Technology requirements are regularly updated as technology advances. The current requirements were last reviewed in June 2016. Students entering the Mennonite College of Nursing in the fall of 2016 must have a computer that meets the requirements listed below. Laptops with wireless capability are not required but are suggested for convenience.
If you want to utilize or purchase a PC make certain it meets the following criteria:
If you want to utilize or purchase a Mac OSX computer it must meet the following criteria:
If you desire to purchase a new computer (Mac or PC) please contact the Techzone to compare software and hardware pricing. Techzone offers significant discounts on computers from Apple, Dell, and IBM/Lenovo. Also, numerous software titles like Microsoft Office, Mac Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Parallels are available at academic discounts. RAM and Operating system upgrades can also be purchases through Techzone if your computer should require updating to meet the specifications listed above.
Before purchasing a security suite or security software package that contains antivirus and/or firewall and spam filtering, please be aware that Illinois State University offers these tools to students and employees free of charge via the Help Desk and has very specific requirements about which security packages are supported and approved for use on campus.
Nursing courses require you to have a recent version of Microsoft Office which includes PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Publisher. Office 365 is available to all Illinois State Students free of charge. Visit office365.illinoisstate.edu to access this software.