Online RN-BSN Completion Program

Advance your career online, on your schedule.

Pursue your passion and advance your career with Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Fully Accredited Online RN-BSN Completion Program.

A leader in nursing education for more than a century, Mount Carmel offers the excellence and flexibility of an online BSN program designed by expert faculty to fit your schedule — and your life. With full accreditation and a student-first focus, Mount Carmel is the nursing college to help you take your career and your calling to the next level.

Priority consideration is given to applicants from ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited pre-licensure nursing programs. MCCN will evaluate applicant packages and may consider admission for those from non-ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited pre-licensure nursing programs on an individual basis.

The Online Advantage: Accessibility

The Online RN-BSN program means you’ll enjoy convenience and flexibility while you’re learning. Our program is designed around you — the licensed nurse who wants to advance your career with a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Following successful fulfillment of all prerequisite courses, a full time student can complete the program in just four semesters, with three start times — fall, spring or summer semester.

Full time doesn’t fit? Part time study is also available.

Flexibility for Busy Lifestyles

Flexibility is key to our program in every area. You will progress according to your timetable and your life. Our program promises you a personalized educational experience. You set the pace.

Engaging Curriculum

Our curriculum features a wide spectrum of classes and course work to facilitate learning that integrates the most current knowledge— from the humanities, liberal arts, and sciences — with today’s health issues.

Evidence, best nursing educational practice, and quality are the basis of every course we offer, onsite or Online. We built our Online RN-BSN program according to standards of quality developed through national research in online learning from the student perspective.

To ensure continuity, our online nursing faculty complete continuing education in online teaching methods and strategies based on best practice and evidence. Providing you with a seamless academic transition and foundation is our priority.

Student-Centered Philosophy

Our program begins with an online technology orientation that increases your comfort in an online learning environment. From admission to graduation, you can depend on focused attention throughout the program, as well as direct interaction between you and your faculty.

We keep our student/faculty ratio low, with no more than 25 - 30 students in our Online undergraduate courses benchmarked against national best practice guidelines. Courses that require more faculty engagement — more one-on-one with students — will have less than that. Our support systems give you the maximum opportunity for success.

Our students and graduates say that Mount Carmel College of Nursing offers one of the most supportive educational programs in the region, with individualized attention and support from faculty.

Reputation for Excellence

Mount Carmel has a rich history in nursing education, with a strong and proven reputation as a leader in nursing education for more than a century. Founded in 1903 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Mount Carmel is one of the largest undergraduate nursing programs in the United States. A private, Catholic and specialized institution of higher education, MCCN offers undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

Quality Matters

What does Quality Matters Certification mean?

Achieving Quality Matters (QM) course certification means that the course has been determined, through a peer review process, to meet national QM standards in course design that are associated with best-practices. QM standards are developed using research and experts in the field.

What is the benefit?

Delivering quality online education for students is the focus of QM standards. “Course review results in better course design, which makes navigation easier for students, reduces barriers to student achievement, and results in better outcomes. But the impact of using Quality Matters goes far beyond the course or courses being certified. Using the QM Quality Assurance System even in one area, or one course, begins to instill a ‘culture of quality’ throughout the organization.”† To learn more about Quality Matters visit

QM Certified Courses:

Online RN-BSN Completion Program

  • NURS 360 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 400 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS 402 Caring Practices within the Leadership Role
  • NURS 409 Caring Health Practices for the Older Adult
  • HUMN 420 Ethical Issues
  • NURS 490 Capstone Experience

† Quality Matters. (2017). Why QM?: Impact. Retrieved from,

Partnerships in Healthcare

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is part of CHE Trinity Health--the second largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States with a network of 82 acute-care hospitals, 89 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs in 21 states from coast to coast--of which Mount Carmel Health, a Columbus-based integrated healthcare delivery system is a subsidiary.

Fully Accredited

The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Contact Us

For more information about the new Mount Carmel College of Nursing Online RN-BSN Completion Program including tuition, fees and course descriptions, visit, submit your questions to or call 614-234-1176.

RN-BSN Viewbook

Further information for residents of Iowa.