Fast Facts: Columbus State Community College Students

A leader in nursing education for more than a century, Mount Carmel offers an evidence-based and flexible online Bachelor of Science program designed by expert faculty—all to fit the busy lifestyles and schedules of licensed registered nurses. With full accreditation and a student-first focus, Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to advancing nursing careers to meet the critical demands of today’s healthcare environments.

1. As a nursing student at CSCC, am I guaranteed a spot in MCCN's Online RN-BSN Completion Program?

Mount Carmel College of Nursing guarantees admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Online RN-BSN Completion Program to graduates of Columbus State Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program who hold an unrestricted RN license to practice nursing in Ohio and who have successfully completed 52 semester credits of general education and 32 semester credits of nursing coursework at the college level.

2. When do I need to contact MCCN?

Columbus State nursing students are encouraged to connect with Mount Carmel (614-234-1176 or once admitted to the Columbus State Nursing Program. Mount Carmel encourages students to complete the admission application during the third semester (Autumn) of enrollment at CSCC.

3. What is the pathway from CSCC to MCCN graduation?

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing (105 quarter hours or 73 semester hours) from CSCC and acceptance to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, students will have the opportunity to take additional general education coursework (‘bridge courses’) at Columbus State toward their BSN from Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Bridge courses are taken during the summer following CSCC graduation while the student is waiting to sit for the NCLEX-RN Exam. It is understood that most CSCC graduates will have additional general education semester credits to meet the MCCN admission requirement of 52 general education semester credits. CSCC graduates with less than 52 semester credits should consult with the Online RN-BSN Completion Program Admission Advisor.

Pathway (Financial Aid awarded by Columbus State)

  1. Admitted to the CSCC Nursing Program.
  2. Contact MCCN to share intent to transfer.
  3. Graduate from CSCC with ADN.

Pathway (Financial Aid awarded by MCCN)

  1. Take bridge courses/summer classes at CSCC and pass the NCLEX RN.
  2. Admitted to the MCCN RN to BSN Program
  3. Graduate from MCCN with BSN

4. What are the bridge courses?

Bridge courses will include HUM 1100, HUM 1270, STAT 1350, and PHIL 1130 at CSCC. The student will decide how many of these four bridge courses he/she will take during the summer.

Financial aid (if needed) for bridge courses will be awarded by Mount Carmel College of Nursing, as these courses are being taken toward a Bachelor Degree in Nursing at Mount Carmel. Students will be responsible for completing the Financial Aid Consortium Agreement, available from Mount Carmel.

Along with ‘bridge courses’ a student will need to complete the mandatory ‘Online Student Orientation’ (online course) at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Successful completion is a prerequisite to enrolling in the Online RN-BSN Completion Program at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

MCCN Course CSCC Course
HUMN 430
Applied Humanities (4CR)
HUM 1100
Introduction to Humanities (3CR)
HUMN 425
Religion & Spirituality (3CR)
HUM 1270
Comparative Religions (3CR)
HLTH 320
Health Statistics (3CR)
STAT 1350
Elementary Statistics (3CR)
HUMN 420
Ethical Issues (3CR)
PHIL 1130
Ethics (3CR)
MCCN = 13 semester credits CSCC = 12 semester credits

5. How long will it take me to complete my BSN?

Students will then complete a minimum of 30 semester credits in Nursing coursework and 4 semester credits in General Education coursework (depending on the number of bridge courses completed) at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, to complete a total of 128 semester hours required for a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. Completion options include:

  • Plan 1 – completing the program in 3 semesters (1 year)
  • Plan 2 – completing the program in 4 semesters (1 year, 4 months)

6. Whom should I contact for more information?

Visit or contact:

Peggy Shaw, MSN/ED, BSN, RN
Program Admissions Advisor

Therese Snively, PhD, RN
Program Advisor

Jami Nininger, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean, Distance Education

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