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Orientation Q&A


Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes, all students are required to attend Orientation before starting classes on August 14.

What time does Orientation start on August 9?

Orientation will start at 8:00 a.m. with check-in and a short welcome breakfast. Students can check in at the main entrance of the College in Marian Hall. For a full schedule of Orientation activities click here.

What is the address for MCCN?

122 S Davis Ave
Columbus, OH 43222

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Where do I park?

If you are a student, your student ID will give you access to the garage at the corner of Green & Town streets. Separate families or support persons are asked to park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our Campus Map for further details.

What should I bring?

See our Orientation Checklist for a list of what to bring to Orientation.

How long is Orientation?

Orientation will last from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. followed by a Convocation ceremony at 4 p.m.

For a more detailed outline of the Orientation schedule, see the Orientation Schedule.

What is Convocation?

For information on Convocation, please visit our Convocation page.

Can my family or a friend come with me? What do they do while I’m here?

Families and support persons are more than welcome to attend Orientation, in fact they are encouraged.

Families and support persons are also more than welcome to attend the Convocation Ceremony at 4 p.m. after Orientation.

Do I register for my classes during Orientation?

No, there will be separate Information and Registration Sessions throughout the summer where students will have individual help registering for their first semester of classes.

Will meals be provided?

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orientation.

Where is the nearest airport/bus station?

The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located less than 20 minutes away from the Mount Carmel campus. See map for directions to the airport.

The nearest Greyhound bus station is only four miles away from the Mount Carmel campus. See map for directions to the bus station.

Taxi and the COTA bus services are also readily available for short-distance transportation.

What if a member of our party has special needs?

Please email Student Services at ccipriani@mccn.edu if someone in your party has special needs.


I have been accepted as a MCCN student. What is the next step?

Once you receive notification of acceptance to MCCN, you must submit your confirmation fee. You will then receive a letter from the Director of Records and Registration. Follow the instructions and respond promptly to reserve:

  1. a date to attend one of the Information and Registration Sessions and
  2. a date to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills and Critical Thinking Assessment.

When and how do I register for Fall Semester classes?

New MCCN students are pre-registered for classes by the Records and Registration Office. Students have the opportunity at their Information and Registration Session to talk with an advisor and ask questions. After the first semester students register themselves online for subsequent semester classes.

What is the Test of Essential Academic Skills?

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS-V) helps to identify classes in which students should be enrolled first semester and assists the College with placement in a learning environment in which students will have the best opportunity to succeed. Sections of the TEAS-V include:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • English and language usage

What is the Critical Thinking Assessment?

The Critical Thinking Entrance Assessment measures the student’s ability to use the phases of the critical thinking process. Major characteristics of each critical thinking skill are: interpretation, analysis, inference, explanation, evaluation and self-regulation.

How many credits are considered full-time at MCCN?

A schedule of 12 credits per semester is considered full-time at MCCN.

What is the deadline for me to send final high school transcripts to MCCN?

July 7, 2017 is the deadline for MCCN to receive your final official high school transcript. In the event that overall academic performance drops below MCCN admission requirements, the MCCN offer of acceptance will be rescinded.

What is the deadline for me to send college transcripts to MCCN Admissions?

July 7, 2017 is the deadline for transcripts showing final grades through Spring Semester. Students must complete college-level courses with a final grade of “C” or higher in order for the credit to transfer to MCCN. In the event that overall academic performance drops below MCCN admission requirements, the offer of acceptance as a MCCN student will be rescinded.

When do classes start?

Classes start on August 14.

When do clinicals start?

Students begin clinicals during the second semester of their sophomore year.

When do I need to be CPR Certified?

All students at sophomore level and above must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students must present appropriate documentation of CPR Certification to the Records and Registration Office or at the Information and Registration Session. All students are required to comply with the CPR policy which requires specific certification.

Only the courses listed below will be accepted.

  • American Heart Association: “Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers”
  • American Red Cross: “CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers”

How and where do I buy textbooks?

Students need to first have their Fall Semester course schedules as a guide to order textbooks from our online bookstore. Schedules and bookstore details are available at the Information and Registration Session.

Books can be purchased at our online bookstore.

When will I need my nursing student uniform?

The student uniform is not required until sophomores start their second nursing course in Spring Semester. Details are provided to students well in advance of the required date.

Will I have a college email address?

All MCCN students are assigned an email address which is used to conduct all College business. Students are given their email address and password at the Information and Registration Session.

Student Life

Where can I go to pay my bill?

We have many payment options at MCCN. Students will have the option to pay by mail, pay in person or pay online. See our Payment page for more information.

Is there a MCCN student dress code policy?

The MCCN student dress code policy is enforced with the goal to assure a high standard in professional self presentation. It is important for Mount Carmel students to recognize their role as representatives of the College and the profession of nursing in all settings. Appearance and self presentation must be commensurate with professional expectations. Details about the student dress code are distributed at the Information and Registration Session.

Is there on-campus housing?

Mount Carmel offers apartment style housing on our campus. Students who live in campus housing are within walking distance to class and the library and a short drive from downtown Columbus. For more information, visit our Campus Living page.

What should I pack if I am living on campus?

Students who are living on campus should reference our Residence Hall Checklist for a complete list of suggestions of what to bring.

When can I move into my on-campus apartment?

Students can move into campus housing starting Monday, August 1.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes. There will be a New Resident Meet and Greet mid-summer where students will attend “speed roommating” in order to meeting potential roommates.

Does the College provide health services?

It is recommended that all students have their own personal family physician and health insurance coverage. The College does not offer student health insurance.

The student health program is coordinated by a registered nurse who is available during weekdays. The program includes health guidance and any specific physician’s orders for administering medications and appropriate treatments. Students requiring emergency care may utilize any emergency department at Mount Carmel Health. Students are responsible for the cost of emergency care and all charges incurred during an ED visit.

When is my student health record due to MCCN?

Accepted and confirmed students receive a health form and instructions from the MCCN Student Health Nurse. All freshman-level students must have their health records completed before August 1, 2015. Additional information is distributed at the Information and Registration Session. Contact the Student Health Nurse with questions: llawrence@mccn.edu.

Does the college provide Internet and e-mail?

There is free, password protected wi-fi on the MCCN campus. Students will receive the password as well as their college issued email at the information and registration session.

Where can I find information about Financial Aid?

Visit our Financial Aid page for information on MCCN’s Financial Aid program.

When are tuition and fees due for Fall Semester?

Tuition and fees for Fall Semester are due in full by August 7, 2017, or make arrangements for a payment plan by this date.

Where can I bank?

There are PNC and Kemba ATMs located in the Mount Carmel West hospital for students to use. Multiple banks are located in the downtown Columbus area, as well. Here is a bank locator with a list of what banks are in the area.

Are there jobs available on campus?

Both part-time and casual employment is available. Casual status employees work on an as-needed basis. Students should contact the Patient Care Services Recruiter in the Human Resources Department at any of the four hospital locations to learn more about possible employment opportunities.

Is there parking for students on campus?

Free parking is provided for MCCN students in a gated garage in close proximity to the College. Parking permits and garage access instructions are provided when the student attends the Information and Registration Session. Students should be sure to bring the following information with them:

  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Make, model, year and color of the vehicle

When are the breaks in the year?

There are several breaks and days off during the academic year. Students will have a Fall Break in October, a Winter Break in December, a Spring Break in March, and a Summer Break in May. Students will have time off for:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Students taking Summer classes will have Independence Day off.

Upon completion of the program what degree will I earn?

Upon completion of the curriculum, Mount Carmel College of Nursing will confer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

When I graduate am I then a Registered Nurse (RN)?

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.

Have a question that isn’t on here? Contact Student Services at ccipriani@mccn.edu.

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