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Second Degree Accelerated Program

The Second Degree Accelerated Program 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, 2016. Science courses must be completed within five years of January 4, 2017. All prerequisite courses must be complete before January 4, 2017.
  • Cumulative minimum 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 (
  • 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.

Program tuition is approximately $34,000. Financial aid information is available through the link below. For information about Admissions, call the Admissions Office at 614-234-4CON or e-mail

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