Mount Carmel College of Nursing is affiliated with the Mount Carmel Health System, one of the largest healthcare providers in central Ohio.

Serving more than a half million patients each year, Mount Carmel offers compassionate contemporary medical care in three impressive and respected hospitals, as well as in surgery centers, outpatient facilities, physicians offices, community outreach sites, and homes throughout the Greater Columbus area.

It s a community of 8,900 employees, 1,500 physicians and 1,300 volunteers all of whom are committed to the extraordinary care of patients and their families.

As a member of the Trinity Health, the third-largest Catholic health system in the United States, Mount Carmel offers College of Nursing students unique and rewarding hands-on clinical experiences and exceptional employment opportunities that often include tuition reimbursement.

Visit www.mountcarmelhealth.com today to learn more!

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Mount Carmel College of Nursing is easy to find. It's located on the campus of Mount Carmel West at the corner of Town Street and Davis Avenue, just west of downtown Columbus. Easily accessible from nearby interstate highways and state routes, it's also on a major bus line from downtown Columbus.

Address:

127 S. Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
614-234-5800

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From I-70, Traveling West

  1. Exit at the Rich/Town Street exit (exit 99C).
  2. Turn left on Town Street. The entrance to the College is on the right just after you pass Green Street.
  3. Park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our campus map for further details.

From I-70, Traveling East

  1. Exit at Route 315 North (exit 99B).
  2. Travel north on Route 315 to the Rich/Town Street exit.
  3. Turn left on Town Street.
  4. The entrance to the College is on the right just after you pass Green Street.
  5. Park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our campus map for further details.

From Route 315, Traveling South

  1. Exit at Town/Rich Street.
  2. Turn right on Town Street.
  3. The entrance to the College is on the right just after you pass Green Street.
  4. Park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our campus map for further details.

From I-71 or Route 315, Traveling North

  1. Take 315 north to Rich/Town Street exit.
  2. Turn left on Town Street.
  3. The entrance to the College is on the right just after you pass Green Street.
  4. Park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our campus map for further details.

From I-71 Traveling South

  1. Take I-70 west to the Rich/Town Street exit.
  2. Turn left on Town Street.
  3. The entrance to the College is on the right just after you pass Green Street.
  4. Park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our campus map for further details.

With well over a million residents in its metropolitan area, Columbus, Ohio, has been described as a big “small” town. Even with all of the amenities of America’s largest markets, it maintains the quaint and neighborly nature of its Midwestern roots.

As Ohio’s capital, Columbus is not only a seat of government, but also a cultural, educational, and recreational hub. It’s home to a bevy of family attractions, a vibrant arts community, one of the nation’s largest universities, world-class entertainment, and college and professional sports. Mount Carmel West is located just minutes from the exciting downtown area, which offers theaters, shopping, dining, events, museums, and more.

The community's diversity is evident in its residents, many of whom have moved here from around the world, live in one of Columbus historic neighborhoods, and work for one of the dozens of multinational corporations headquartered here companies such as Wendy’s, LBrands, Nationwide Insurance, Abercrombie & Fitch, Honda of America, and Victoria’s Secret.

Visit www.columbus.org to learn more about our extraordinary city.

Here are a few fast facts and figures about Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Facts at a Glance

  • Established: 1903
  • Located: Columbus, OH; Lancaster, OH
  • College Type: Private, specialized, four year institution
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Other Affiliations: Mount Carmel Health System; Trinity Health
  • Campus Type: Urban
  • Nickname: Nightingales
  • Mascot: “Mighty Night”
  • College Colors: Burgundy & Gray
  • Enrollment: 1,069 (among the largest baccalaureate nursing programs in Ohio)
  • Male Student Population: 10%
  • Minority Student Population: 17%
  • Non-traditional Students: 40%
  • Students Who Receive Financial Aid: over 90%
  • 2016 NCLEX Pass Rate: 92.58%
  • College Work Program Available: Yes
  • Campus Housing: Yes; Apartment-style residence halls (Columbus campus only)
  • Values: Academic excellence, respect, compassion, social responsibility
  • Academic Year: Begins mid-August with fall semester; spring semester begins in early January and ends early May; summer session begins mid-May and ends early August

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accreditors approved by the US Department of Education.

Contact HLC: The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
http://higherlearningcommission.org
http://www.ncahlc.org/About-HLC/about-hlc.html


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Mount Carmel College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.


Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Master of Science

Graduate Certificate Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

When nursing is your life’s calling, Mount Carmel College of Nursing is here to prepare you for an exciting career as a professional registered nurse. With more than 110 years of experience in educating nurses, Mount Carmel – a private, specialized Catholic college in the heart of Columbus, Ohio – is where you can pursue a high-demand career with unlimited opportunities. We offer degrees from undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing to graduate programs, including Master of Science and the Online Doctor of Nursing Practice. When nursing is your life’s calling, Mount Carmel College of Nursing is the right place for reaching your ultimate ambition. Along the way, we’ll help you set and achieve your goals, explore and define your career plans, set a path to achieve them and make life-long friends along the way.

Our Mission

Since our founding by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1903, we honor our mission by providing excellence in nursing education in a caring, respectful and socially responsible way.

Small Classes, Big Connections

You’ll love our faculty-to-student ratios that allow smaller, more manageable class sizes and personal attention. Our connections — locally with Mount Carmel Health System and nationally with Trinity Health — offer great clinical experiences and job opportunities.

Our History

In 1886, the founders of Mount Carmel Hospital invited the Sisters of the Holy Cross to Columbus to manage the new hospital. The sisters saw a need for excellent nursing care and founded a training school for nurses — today’s Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

1903 to 1989

The Sisters of the Holy Cross, from Notre Dame, Indiana, founded Mount Carmel School of Nursing in 1903. Three years later, the first graduating class of 13 students earned a Diploma in Nursing. The sisters’ vision inspired them to continually enhance nursing education, earning the distinction in 1941 of being one of the few nursing schools in the country to receive accreditation.

1990 to 2002

The transition was made in 1990 to become a baccalaureate, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree-granting institution of higher learning. Through the visionary leadership of President/Dean Emeritus Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, who was the longest-sitting president of a private college in Ohio, the College continued to grow, enhancing technology, quality of faculty and numbers of students.

2003 to 2013

In 2003, 100 years after our founding, the highly successful Graduate Program was initiated, offering a Master of Science in multiple tracks. During this decade, the Second Degree Accelerated Program and Online RN-BSN Completion Program were initiated, and a satellite campus at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster was established. In addition, the state-of the-art Center for Innovative Learning, along with the Health Sciences Library was constructed, the beautiful apartment-style residence halls were opened and a Consumer Health Library to improve the health of the Franklinton community became a reality.

2014 to present

Our commitment to innovation and advancement continues. In 2015, our Graduate Program expanded with the addition of the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, the highest-level clinical practice degree for the nursing profession.