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Mount Carmel College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The HLC was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

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Nursing Philosophy

Mount Carmel College of Nursing provides educational programs in a Judeo-Christian environment which enhances the unique intellectual, moral, spiritual, and psychosocial development of the person. The faculty accept responsibility to prepare professional nurses for theory based practice at the basic and advanced levels that reflects the values and standards of the profession.

Caring is integral to nursing, valuing the dignity and worth of persons, service to others, social justice, altruism, autonomy, and integrity. Nursing is the practice of caring behaviors founded upon the integration of general education and professional studies. Nursing involves the management of health care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. The nurse is a health care professional who enacts multifaceted roles to promote optimal health during all life experiences. Nurses work collaboratively with clients and multidisciplinary teams to design, provide, coordinate, and implement health care. They respond to the diverse and changing needs of society in the local community as well as the broader global community.

Nurses are both knowledgeable and active in political, economic, and regulatory processes that influence health care practices. Health involves the harmonious integration of all dimensions of the client; it is culturally defined, valued, and practiced. Health is a dynamic, lifelong, multidimensional process whether the client is an individual, family, community, or population. Changes in health status occur in response to the stressors and strengths of the internal and external environment. The nurse provides holistic caring interventions directed at assisting the client to promote health.

Baccalaureate nursing education provides the foundation for professional nursing practice. Through a collaborative and interactive process, the self-directed learner develops the skills of critical thinking, effective communication, holistic assessment, caregiving, and leadership for professional practice. Clinical practice, which is the essence of nursing, is augmented through nursing theory and research. Baccalaureate nursing education encourages lifelong inquiry for professional development.

Graduate nursing education provides the foundation for specialized roles in education and clinical practice. Research, theory for advanced practice, and strategies for validating and utilizing research findings are integral to graduate study.

Teaching Philosophy

The faculty at Mount Carmel College of Nursing believe that teaching-learning is a dynamic, interactive sharing of knowledge that stimulates lifelong learning for both learner and educator.

We believe that both learners and faculty are responsible for a collaborative teaching-learning process. Students are responsible for engaging in learning opportunities while faculty are responsible for providing innovative nursing education based on theory and evidence. As faculty we pledge to maintain our expertise and to promote nursing knowledge.

We strive to create an intellectually challenging learning environment where faculty role model professional education and nursing standards. We believe in developing caring relationships with students that promote personal, academic and professional growth.

We believe in developing the learner to his/her greatest potential through growth of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are hallmarks of the professional nurse.


Ann Schiele, PhD, RN

Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, is president and dean of Mount Carmel College of Nursing, which offers both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and has one of the largest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. Dr. Schiele, who was the driving force in transitioning Mount Carmel from a Diploma program to a full accredited, degree granting College in 1990, has been recognized as one of central Ohio’s leading women—receiving the YWCA Women of Achievement Award for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of higher education and nursing. Under her leadership, the College has experienced tremendous growth both in programs and enrollment. Dr. Schiele is currently the longest sitting president of any college or university in Ohio.

She received her PhD in Higher Education Administration from The Ohio State University as well her Master's degree and Bachelor's Degree, both in Nursing. She serves as a Board member of Maryhaven, Inc., the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Board, The Catholic Foundation, and the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank. She also is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Ohio Council of Deans and Directors, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, and the American Health Sciences Education Consortium.

She served on a collaborative team that established an 11,000 square foot Mount Carmel Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, a joint initiative of the College, Mount Carmel Medical Education and the Mount Carmel Medical Staff. She also had the vision to establish one of the area’s first nurse managed nursing centers, called the Nursing Center for Family Health, through a partnership with Lower Lights Christian Health Center.

Providing nursing education for more than a century, Mount Carmel offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, a Master of Science (MS) program with tracks in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Health-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, an Online RN-BSN Completion Program, an Online Nurse Refresher Program and Graduate Certificate Programs. Today, more than 1,100 students attend the College.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing Board of Trustees

Matt Mazza, BS (Chair)
Mike Kennedy, JD (Vice Chair)
David Bianconi, BS (Tresurer)
Gwen Gloeckner (Secretary)
Craig W. Anderson, MD
Lynn Asensio, BS
Geraldine (Polly) Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN
Michele Born, RN, BSN
James Bostick, BS
Sister Barbara Hahl, CSC
Tanya K. Hahn, CPA, MBA
Joseph Hamrock, MBA

Mary Jo Hudson, JD
Carol McGuire, B.S. Ed.
Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN
Susie Parsons, BSN, RN
Michael Petrecca, JD, CPA
Sister Agnes Anne Roberts, CSC
Shirley Rogers-Reece
Ann E. Schiele, PhD, RN
Sister M. Rose Anne Schultz, CSC
Brian Tierney, MBA
Claus von Zychlin, MBA
Miechelle Willis, MS

Mission Statement

Mount Carmel College of Nursing, a collaborative learning community, serving in the spirit of the Catholic tradition, offers excellent science-based education in nursing in a caring, respectful, and socially responsible environment.

Core Values

  • Academic Excellence
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Social Responsibility


  1. Serve the community.
  2. Offer educational opportunities for holistic development of outstanding healthcare professionals.
  3. Respect diverse spiritual and cultural values.

Expected Outcomes

  1. The graduates demonstrate competence for practice.
  2. The faculty demonstrate excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and practice.
  3. The teaching-learning process occurs in an environment supportive of diversity.
  4. The faculty, students, and staff provide quality healthcare programs and services to communities.

Accreditation & Accountability

Accreditation at Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel College is a fully accredited institution of higher learning, accredited by:


Mount Carmel College of Nursing is an institution of higher learning dedicated to meeting the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community. Highlighted below are key statistics about Mount Carmel.

About Our Students

Total Number of Students in 2013-2014 By Student Level:

  • Freshman 176
  • Sophomore 154
  • Junior 171
  • Senior 171
  • Second Degree 64
  • RN-BSN 211
  • Graduate 174

Average High School GPA: 3.50 (for FA-12)


  • Female 90%
  • Male 10%

Race/Ethnicity: 13%

Classroom Environment

  • Only 9% of our classroom sections have enrollments of more than 50 students
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 40:1 (classroom); 20:1 (lab); 8:1 (clinical)

About Our Faculty

Total Faculty: 107

  • Number with Doctoral Degree: 19
  • Number with Master's Degree: 63
  • Full time Faculty: 46
  • Part time Faculty: 61
  • Minority Faculty: 9%
  • Male Faculty: 9%
  • Female Faculty: 91%

About Our Staff

Total Staff: 23


As an accredited educational institution, Mount Carmel College of Nursing is required by law to provide detailed information regarding specific policies and procedures. To access this information, click on the links below:

Non-Discrimination Statement

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) is committed to equal opportunity in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, gender, ancestry, age, religion, sexual orientation, weight, height, ethnic or national origin, disability, or veteran status that does not interfere with performing as a faculty, staff, student or volunteer at MCCN. MCCN complies with existing federal and state regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. Additionally, MCCN values divergent perspectives that are founded in individual differences and is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the college’s faculty, staff, students and volunteers.


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Graduation Rates

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) provides the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status for specific group of entering students who enrolled during Fall 2007 and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

During the Fall Semester of 2007, 84 first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students entered MCCN. After 6 years (as of August 31, 2013), 56% of those students had graduated from our institution. The corresponding 4-year graduation rate is 44%.

MCCN elects to release additional graduation/completion rates of students entering our College. The majority of new enrollment at MCCN is comprised of students who transfer to us after having completed coursework at other institutions. When taking those students into consideration, our graduation rate changes dramatically.

During the Fall Semester of 2007, a total of 157 new students entered the College. After 6 years (as of August 31, 2013), 73% of those students had graduated from MCCN.

Questions related to this information should be directed to:

Karen L. Greene
Director, Records & Registration

Contact Us

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing is dedicated to providing you with superior service. Please see below for the ways in which we can assist you.

Our Address

127 S. Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5800 or 800-556-6942
Fax: 614-234-2875

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