A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Mount Carmel College of Nursing is the firm foundation to an exciting career in the profession of nursing.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing boasts one of the largest baccalaureate programs among Ohio private college nursing programs. Our small classes, personal attention, diverse student body, and affiliation with Mount Carmel Health System, one of the largest healthcare providers in central Ohio, all contribute to a rich and diverse educational experience that prepares students to competently and confidently assume the role of a professional nurse.

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing is fully accredited as an institution of higher learning by both the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the national accrediting body for all types of nursing education programs.

Four options are available that will lead to a BSN degree:

Traditional Four-Year Program

Designed for students without previous nursing experience.

Advanced Placement Program

Enables students with the right coursework to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in five semesters.

Second Degree Accelerated Program

An accelerated 13-month program for students who already have a baccalaureate or advanced degree.

Online RN-BSN Completion Program

A dedicated program for registered nurses who want to further their education.

View our Undergraduate Handbook for more information.

Offered at two locations: Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio.

The Traditional Four-Year Program is designed for students with no previous nursing experience. The first year of study focuses on completing general education requirements, which provide the foundation for the nursing studies that begin in the sophomore year. The nursing curriculum combines both hands-on clinical experiences and classroom theory. Nursing coursework emphasizes clinical practice in a variety of acute-care hospitals and community based centers.

In addition to regular classes, our nursing and humanities seminars encourage students to explore personal health-related interests, and can provide you with rich cultural experiences. The Mount Carmel College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), administered through the Ohio Board of Nursing.

For details about the Undergraduate Program, click on these links:

If you have college credit from another institution or have earned a college degree, knowing which credits will transfer to Mount Carmel College of Nursing is important. For details about transferable courses and how student status is determined, click on the links below:

For more information, e-mail the Admissions office at admissions@mccn.edu or call 614-234-1085.

The Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) is designed for students who have already earned at least a bachelor’s degree in another major to pursue a career in nursing.

This is a 13-month program where students earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Admission requirements that must be completed prior to applying include:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution by June 30, 2017. Science courses must be completed within five years of January 2, 2018. All prerequisite courses must be complete before January 2, 2018.
  • Cumulative recommended 3.0 GPA for all previous college coursework.
  • If the college degree is earned from an institution of higher education outside of the United States, the applicant must contact the World Education Services and have a transcript evaluation completed and mailed to MCCN (www.wes.org).
  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (new internet-based) for students whose first language is not English

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing Second Degree Accelerated Program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), administered through the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Second Degree Accelerated Program offers our traditional BSN program, but in a compressed time frame. Full-time students begin on the first Monday in January of one year and complete the Second Degree Accelerated Program by February of the following year. The program is designed for those who are able to attend full-time – 40 hours per week – nursing lab and clinical may have evening or weekend scheduling. It is recommended that students do not work during this program, as the program is rigorous and time intensive.

Learn about SDAP Tuition & Fees. Financial aid information is available through the link below. For information about Admissions, call the Admissions Office at 614-234-4CON or e-mail admissions@mccn.edu.

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The highly competitive Advanced Placement Program (APP) enables students with the right coursework to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in five semesters. In order to be eligible for the APP, a student must:

  • Have completed the entire Mount Carmel College of Nursing freshman and sophomore curriculum (either at Mount Carmel or transfer those courses from an accredited college or university) except for Nursing 204, 205, and 206.
  • Attain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for all previous college coursework.

Students accepted into the APP must complete a 12-week term that consists of Nursing 204, 205, and 206 during the summer prior to the start of the fall semester. This demanding and intense program begins in mid-May and concludes in early August. After summer semester, students follow the traditional program for the junior and senior year. Current Mount Carmel students as well as transfer students are eligible for this program if both of the above criteria are met. The Mount Carmel College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), administered through the Ohio Board of Nursing. For more detailed admissions criteria and to view our curriculum, please refer to the appropriate pdf files below.

Enrollment is limited.

For details about the Advanced Placement program, click on these links:

If you have college credit from another institution or have earned a college degree, knowing which credits will transfer to Mount Carmel College of Nursing is important. For details about transferable courses and how student status is determined, click on the links below.

For more information, call the Admissions Office at 614-234-4CON or e-mail admissions@mccn.edu.