Learn about our Doctor of Nursing Practice program from those who actually teach it. Simply click on any of the videos below to find out more.

Joshua Gossett, MBA, DNP, RN, FACHE

Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAAN

Paula Renker, PhD, RN

Tracy Riley, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE

Linda Stoverock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

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Taking your career to a higher level — ONLINE — is an exciting opportunity in today's ever-changing health and academic environment. At Mount Carmel College of Nursing we offer ONLINE undergraduate and graduate programs designed for you and your busy lifestyle. Begin your journey TODAY and realize YOU and your potential with Mount Carmel!

Undergraduate Program

The Online RN-BSN Completion Program, designed for licensed professional nurses who want to achieve the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

For more information about the Online RN-BSN Completion Program

Graduate Program

The Master of Science, Nursing Education track, designed for Baccalaureate prepared nurses who want to teach in an academic or healthcare setting.

The Accelerated Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Post-Master’s Certification for Master’s-prepared registered nurses who wish to pursue an acute care focused, advanced practice nursing role in an accelerated fashion.

Is online learning right for you?

Transfer Credit

In general, credit for college level courses taken at a regionally accredited institution will transfer to Mount Carmel College of Nursing with grades of "C" or better. Some courses at certain colleges and universities have been pre-determined to fulfill certain Mount Carmel education requirements. MCCN refrains from the transcription of credit from other institutions that it does not apply to its own programs.

If you wish to learn what course(s) would transfer from your college/university prior to applying, please download and complete a copy of our transcript evaluation form below and submit it along with:

  • Official copy of college/university transcript(s)
  • Evaluation fee ($25)

Items can be mailed to:

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 South Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222

Evaluation results are typically received within 2-3 weeks.

Due to the volume of inquiries of this nature we are unable to determine transfer credit over the phone or by e-mail.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing reserves the right to change any course requirements. You must apply and be accepted to MCCN before any transfer credit will be officially awarded. MCCN has designed an integrated curriculum, and students are strongly encouraged to complete coursework, especially science courses, at MCCN. MCCN reserves the right to accept or reject all transfer credits in terms of their own institutional standards and requirements.


To determine eligibility for admission, Mount Carmel College of Nursing calculates a cumulative GPA based on all completed college coursework from all colleges/universities attended. No coursework is excluded.

In addition, it is important to know that Mount Carmel follows a semester schedule. If you are or have attended a college/university that is on a quarter system, that GPA will be converted to a semester GPA in order to calculate your cumulative GPA for admission consideration. Transfer credit grades are not included in the calculation of the MCCN cumulative grade point average for an accepted student. However, credit for transfer courses will be included in the total number of hours earned toward the BSN degree.

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Mount Carmel College of Nursing believes that certain essential functional abilities and performance standards are necessary for the safe practice of professional nursing and the successful participation in completion of a nursing education program

Students (and prospective students) are encouraged to review these Functional Abilities and Performance Standards. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory application of these functional abilities and performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments, during their course of study in nursing.

The essential functional abilities and performance standards include:

  • Sensory: The ability to gather accurate and complete data from the physical environment using vision, touch, and hearing. Ability to accurately distinguish between colors and see changes in colors; discriminate, visually, at the millimeter level between technical markings and small type fonts; ability to hear device and overhead alarms, communicate via telephone and other electronic modes of communication, and use a stethoscope to auscultate sounds within the human body; tactile ability to sense changes in the temperature of an object, including the skin of another person, perceive pulsatile forces (such as produced in an artery by the contraction of the heart), and to detect the presence of abnormal bumps, nodules, or masses upon palpation of skin and tissues.
  • Communication: The ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with other people, including through the use of telecommunication technologies such as phones, computers, and intercoms. Ability to interpret common non-verbal expressions indicating pain, discomfort, anxiety, and other behavioral states. Effectiveness in communication using both written and spoken English. Ability to give and provide information accurately, quickly, and efficiently. The ability to enter text using a standard computer keyboard and print text and place a signature, in a legible fashion, on paper and other surfaces.
  • Cognitive: Ability to process multiple sources of information, develop an understanding, make judgments and decisions, and take actions based on this information. Ability to read and understand electronic and paper documents, including technical medical and clinical documents, in English. Ability to develop increasingly complex understandings of cultural, social, scientific, and interpersonal concepts necessary for making sound professional nursing judgments. Ability to take measurements, communicate and describe the physical environment quantitatively, perform advanced arithmetic and numerical operations (such as is necessary for calculating medication dosages and rates), and interpret graphical displays of scientific and real-time physiologic data.
  • Motor: Fine and gross motor skills sufficient to operate common clinical equipment such as IV pumps, suction devices, and floor lifts; ability to perform a physical assessment or examination on clients across the lifespan; ability to carry out delicate and/or emergency clinical procedures such as airway suctioning, intravenous line insertion, and giving injections. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds independently. Stamina required to completely satisfy nursing work requirements of during a “shift” of 10 consecutive hours.
  • Behavioral and emotional: Ability to work in teams of diverse providers in a positive, non-threatening, and non-discriminatory manner. Ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships with clients. Ability to effectively perform professional duties in stressful situations and under significant time pressures. Ability to regulate emotions in times of stress, anger, or upset. Ability to adhere to and apply ethical and professional codes of conduct and all applicable laws and regulations. Openness to new experiences, revision of existing attitudes, and positive regard for uncertainty and change in work and study settings.

Applying to Mount Carmel College of Nursing

There are two options to choose from when applying for admissions to Mount Carmel College of Nursing: Completing the online application or completing a paper application and mailing it to the MCCN Office of Admissions.

International Students

Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not issue Immigration Form I-20 from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service. Therefore, the College is not eligible to accept new or transfer international students who need I-20 credentialing. The College welcomes international applicants who do not require an I-20 clearance.

Required Residence Living

First year (Fall Semester) undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre-licensure program full-time and part-time students (freshmen) who live outside a 35-mile radius, and full-time and part-time sophomores living in residence as of April 30 of the previous academic year, are required to live on campus.

Undergraduate Program Applications

  • Traditional and Advanced Placement Programs ( Online, PDF )
  • Advanced Placement Program ( Online )
  • Online RN-BSN Completion Program ( Online )
  • Second Degree Accelerated Program - Will be available Feb 1, 2019 for the 2020 Cohort.

Graduate Program Applications

  • Master of Science ( PDF ) - Second cohort for Post Master’s Accelerated AG-ACNP certificate program ONLY to start August 13, 2018. Deadline for applications May 1st.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice ( Online )

Post-Master’s Certificates

  • Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Education classes begin Spring Semester.
    • Application open August 1 through November 1
  • Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Administration classes begin Fall Semester.
    • Application open October 1 through February 1
  • Post-Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner classes begin Summer Term.
    • Application open October 1 through February 1


  • Traditional Four-Year: April 1
  • Advanced Placement Program: January 15
  • Second Degree Accelerated: May 31
  • Graduate Programs:
    • Fall: Feb 1 (All tracks)
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice: November 1
  • Online RN-BSN Completion Program:
    • Fall 2018 deadline to apply extended
    • Spring 2019 November 5, 2018
    • Summer 2019 March 11, 2019

Paper applications should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
127 South Davis Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43222

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is able to accept U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-resident aliens. If you are a permanent resident or non-resident alien you must submit a copy of your visa or permanent resident card.

The College is not able to assist students whose visas require I-20 documentation. MCCN is not an I-20 granting institution.

In addition, for those students who have international transcripts, these documents must be evaluated by the World Education Services (WES).

World Education Services (WES) is the leading source of international education intelligence. WES is a not for profit organization with over thirty years’ experience evaluating international credentials.

WES provides more than 50,000 evaluations each year that are accepted by thousands of academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada. Their robust and comprehensive credential evaluation database, known as AICES, is a powerful source of information about education systems and evaluation methodology around the world.

WES evaluations compare your academic credentials earned anywhere in the world to those issued in the U.S. Whatever the level of your studies, whether you have completed a degree or not, an evaluation can help you qualify for further education or employment opportunities in the U.S. WES evaluations are widely accepted and the most trusted and requested brand of report, so you have come to the right source.

Learn more about WES and how to apply for an evaluation.