Below are some of the more frequently asked questions about our Advanced Placement Program. Select the question you would like the answer to below.
Should you have questions beyond these, please do contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
Depending on the severity of the misdemeanor or felony charge the college may be able to accept you as a student and you may be able to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. Any student who indicates on their application that they have been convicted will have the opportunity to speak with the College President about the matter in order to discern whether admission and becoming a nurse is possible.
We will accept applications and materials postmarked on or before the application deadline. If they arrive after the deadline and are not postmarked appropriately, they will be considered late.
The program starts once a year in May. Students must have all the requirements complete by then (no exceptions).
Yes. You must complete a preliminary transcript evaluation form available for download from our website.
Unfortunately, MCCN does not directly evaluate international college/university transcripts. They must first be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). You must request that the institution send WES a transcript. WES will evaluate and then send us the results. In turn we will determine if any of the courses will be taken.
Yes it is possible. We require that science courses (e.g. Anatomy & Physiology, Organic Biochemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition, etc.) be no more than five years old when you begin at MCCN. If they are, you have two options:
The TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language and you must take this exam if English is not your native language.
No. You must take the TOEFL.
This is at the discretion of the Director of Admissions. Please contact the Admissions Office if this is the case.
Mount Carmel College of Nursing is not an I-20 granting institution. We can accept international students only if they are Permanent Residence or do not require I-20 documentation. Please check the status of your visa.
Essay topics vary and are listed in the application. Please select one and write a maximum of 300 words.
The alternate essay is an option for those to write about and explain how a personal hardship (e.g. death of a family member, serious illness, learning disability, etc.) may have inhibited them from performing as well as they could have in school.
Include any of the following:
The admissions committee meets once a month starting in October. Meetings are typically held at the end of the month. If your application is complete and goes to the meeting, you will be notified at the end of the month or possibly the beginning of the following month depending on the mail.
Yes. We will accept the following CPR certifications:
Yes. Once you confirm your attendance the Admissions Office will mail you documentation asking for medical history and immunizations.
Students are welcome to work should they choose. Employment opportunities are available within the college as well as the Mount Carmel Health System. Please understand we cannot guarantee each student employment.
Yes, there are several benefits which include:
Those students who are actively employed by the health system are eligible for a tuition discount. As a freshman and sophomore student you are entitled to a 25% discount. As a junior or senior, the percent increases to 50%.
To receive this discount you must:
Yes. Information about orientation will be given by the Registrar’s Office.
Class, lab and clinical times will vary depending on clinical and lab availability.
Students need to maintain flexibility in scheduling. Evening or weekend clinicals and labs could be scheduled.
Mount Carmel College of Nursing faculty teach all theory courses. Clinical experiences are planned for one of the three Columbus hospitals in the Mount Carmel Health System or local healthcare facilities. Clinical activities have oversight by College faculty, sometimes with involvement of nurse preceptors.
There are several breaks and days off during the academic year. Students will have a Fall Break in October, a Winter Break in March, and a Summer Break in May. Students will have time off for:
Students will need to purchase a lab coat, student uniform, College of Nursing uniform patch, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, calipers, penlight and wrist watch. Information regarding where to purchase these items will be provided to students after admission to the program.
All students must complete 20 clock hours of community service (outside of class hours) in order to meet graduation requirements.
Students must earn 133 credit hours to graduate (includes transfer credit and credit earned at MCCN).
Upon completion of the curriculum, Mount Carmel College of Nursing will confer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
No. Graduates must pass the licensing exam to become an RN. Oversight for this exam is through the Ohio Board of Nursing. We will provide graduates with details about scheduling the NCLEX-RN exam.