Ohio Board of Nursing Provisional Approval Status

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) received Provisional Approval for its pre-licensure program for a period of one year from the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

From the OBN website:

“The approval status granted by the Board to a program that was previously granted Full Approval and that failed to meet and maintain the requirements of Chapter 4723-5 Ohio Administrative Code. The Board grants Provisional Approval to a program for a specific time period, during which the program must demonstrate that it meets and maintains the Board’s requirements in order to regain Full Approval status.”

More details about the OBN approval process can be found here.

  • The OBN regulates all pre-licensure nursing education programs in Ohio.
  • In February 2018, the OBN conducted its routine accreditation survey of MCCN's pre-licensure program.
  • We received citations, which we responded to in March 2018.
  • On May 16, 2018, at the OBN Board meeting, the OBN reviewed the findings of the site visit and appeal and granted Provisional Approval for the pre-licensure program for a period of one year.
  • The Board grants Provisional Approval to a program for a specific time period, during which the program must demonstrate that it meets and maintains the OBN's requirements in order to regain Full Approval status.
  • The Provisional Approval is a result of missing a deadline to notify the OBN of the interim academic dean at the College. The filing was completed three days late.
  • It does not impact our ability to continue recruiting and educating nurses. New graduates also will be able to sit for the NCLEX.
  • We are required to notify accrediting bodies, students and prospective students of the designation. Notification of those stakeholders is in process.

MCCN Provisional Status Q & A

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) received Provisional Status approval in May 2018 from the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) for its pre-licensure program.

  1. Why did MCCN receive Provisional Status?
    1. The OBN, which regulates all pre-licensure nursing programs in Ohio, cited MCCN for issues primarily related to documentation/record-keeping, most notably the delay in timely OBN notification of change in MCCN administration that occurred in 2017.
    2. MCCN immediately rectified all issues to ensure this does not occur again.
  2. How long will Provisional Status last?
    1. Provisional Status will be in place for one year with MCCN providing regular updates to the OBN during this timeframe.
  3. How does this status impact my program and my progression as a student at MCCN?
    1. It will not impact the program or the student learning and progression experience:
      1. Students will continue to receive the outstanding and seamless nursing education experience that Mount Carmel has provided for 115 years.
      2. MCCN students will continue to graduate from an accredited institution of higher education, sit for NCLEX exams and pursue their life’s calling with careers in nursing.
  4. How will faculty, staff and students be updated on the Provisional Status progress and other MCCN issues and topics?
    1. Our key stakeholders will continue to be updated through a variety of communication tools including emails from MCCN leadership and the Carmel Rapper e-newsletter.
    2. If you have questions or need additional information about the pre-licensure program, please contact undergraduate dean, Dr. Scott Dolan, at sdolan@mccn.edu.

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According to federal law, the Financial Aid Office must recalculate Federal Title IV financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw from all classes, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing more than 60% of a semester. Federal Title IV financial aid and all other aid are viewed as 100% earned after that point in time. Withdrawal date is defined as the actual date the student began the institution's withdrawal process, the student's last date of recorded attendance (if taken by an individual instructor), or the midpoint of the semester for a student who leaves without notifying the institution and/or receives failing grades for all classes in a given semester. The Federal Title IV programs covered under this policy include Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal PLUS Loan (Graduate Student or Parent).

The school and the student share the responsibility for returning Title IV aid. The school returns "unearned" Title IV funds that have been paid to the school to cover the student's institutional charges received from Title IV grants and/or loan programs. If the student owes funds back to the Title IV programs, the institution will advise the student. The student has 45 days from the date of notification from the institution to take action on the overpayment. If the student's portion of unearned Title IV funds included a federal grant, the student has to pay no more than 50% of the initial amount that the student is responsible for returning. Immediate repaying of the unearned loan amount is not required because the student repays the loan to the lender according to the terms or conditions in the promissory note. The institution will advise the lender of the student's withdrawal within 30 days of determining the student withdrew.

No additional disbursements may be made to the student for the enrollment period. If the student does not repay the amount owed to the Title IV programs or does not make satisfactory payment arrangements with the U.S. Department of Education, MCCN will report to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) that the student received an overpayment. The student loses eligibility for further Title IV aid until resolved.

Recalculation is based on the percent of earned aid using the following formula:

Percent earned = Number of calendar days completed up to and including the withdrawal date/ total calendar days in the quarter/semester.

Federal Title IV financial aid is returned to the federal government (reducing student loan debt) based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula:

Aid to be returned = (100% - percent earned) x the amount of aid disbursed toward institutional charges.

Return of Funds

Federal Title IV financial aid is returned in the order mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. No program can receive a refund if the student did not receive aid from that program. Funds must be returned within 45 days after the date of withdrawal determination. Return of funds required by the student for unearned aid is returned (repaid) in accordance to the terms of the loan on the promissory note. The order is as follows:

  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
  • Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS (Graduate Student or Parent)
  • Pell Grant
  • FSEOG

Post-Withdrawal Disbursements

If it is determined that a student is eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid funds that have not been disbursed, grant funds that the student is eligible for will be disbursed first. Federal aid that the student is eligible for will be credited to the student's account for outstanding charges. If the student has no outstanding charges or if there is a balance due the student after disbursement, MCCN will notify the student of his/her eligibility for the loans. The student must respond within 14 days of the date of the letter as to whether they want all, part, or none of the loan(s). If the student fails to respond within 14 days, no loan disbursement will be made.

Before calculating the amount of financial aid that must be cancelled, the following is taken into consideration:

  • If a promissory note for a Stafford Loan has not been signed and submitted by the student prior to the withdrawal date, the loan(s) is automatically cancelled.
  • If an entrance loan interview has not been completed by the student prior to the withdrawal date, the Stafford Loan is automatically cancelled.
  • If the student is a first-time attendee of MCCN and withdraws during the first 14 days of the semester, the Stafford Loan is automatically cancelled.

Students who have not completed verification are not eligible for financial aid and are not included under this policy.

The Department of Education requires all institutions to disclose required gainful employment information using a standard disclosure template issued by the Secretary of Education. Providing all of the required gainful employment disclosures in this manner allows easy comparison of program related information. The MCCN's required gainful employment disclosures are available on this site.

Programs

Fall Semester 2016 Cohort Retention Rates

First-Time, Full-Time Cohort Retention
(as of Fall census date)
Description Total
Full-Time, First-Time Fall 2016 Cohort 99
Exclusions from Cohort 0
Adjusted Cohort 99
Students from Fall 2016 cohort still enrolled as of Fall 2017 66
Full-Time, First-Time Fall 2016 cohort retention rate 67%


First-Time, Part-Time Cohort Retention
(as of Fall census date)
Description Total
Part-Time, First-Time Fall 2016 Cohort 12
Exclusions from Cohort 0
Adjusted Cohort 12
Students from Fall 2016 cohort still enrolled as of Fall 2017 5
Part-Time, First-Time Fall 2016 cohort retention rate 42%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, 2017-2018 data collection

Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin (ancestry), religion, sex (including sexual harassment), veteran status, age (40 years old or more), weight, height, marital status (past, present, or future), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic makeup/information, disability or any other class protected by law. The College is not discriminatory in the administration of its admission or academic policies, financial aid, scholarship program, or any other programs. An applicant’s need for financial aid will not affect acceptance as a student to the College.

Any individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination is encouraged to report as follows:

If on the basis of disability, the Title II/Section 504 Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries and reports. Contact information:

Title II/Section 504 Coordinator

Melissa Swartz, MEd, BA
Director of Compliance
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5021
Fax: 614-234-5979
Email: compliance@mccn.edu


If on the basis of gender or sex, the Title IX Coordinator (and Deputy Coordinator(s)) have been designated to handle inquires and reports. Contact information:

Title IX Coordinator

Melissa Swartz, MEd, BA
Director of Compliance
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5021
Fax: 614-234-5979
Email: compliance@mccn.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Colleen Cipriani, MA
Director of Student Life
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614.234.5828
Fax: 614.234.1699
Email: ccipriani@mccn.edu


If on the basis of any other protected class, the Director of Compliance has been designated to handle inquires and reports. Contact information:

Melissa Swartz, MEd, BA
Director of Compliance
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5021
Fax: 614-234-5979
Email: compliance@mccn.edu

Revisions Effective 1/1/2016