Mount Carmel College of Nursing focuses on continual growth and transformation, and the College has been on a trajectory of growth for more than two decades — adding new programs, introducing new technologies and welcoming increasing numbers of students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Later this year, Mount Carmel Health System will begin a $46 million transformation of the Franklinton campus, which includes expansion of, and many enhancements for, the College.

To ensure we are prepared for our bright future, we have embarked on development of a comprehensive strategic plan in collaboration with key stakeholder groups. We have engaged AMC Strategies, LLC, of Los Angeles to guide us in preparing enrichments to our programs and services that will not only identify ways to enhance the outcomes and preparedness of our graduates, but will also position us to accommodate the growth we anticipate. A Steering Committee, including our Board of Trustees, Mount Carmel Health leaders, community partners, faculty, staff, alumni, and students, began meeting in November 2017. The group has conducted an environmental assessment, 40 individual and group interviews, and in January 2018 launched an essential fact-gathering survey. Planning is expected to conclude by the end of the 2017–18 academic year.

We are helping our students to answer their life’s calling to become professional nurses — today and well into the future.

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The Strategic Planning Timeline

  • Phase I: Conduct Planning Research — November–December 2017–January 2018
  • Phase II: Define Vision and Strategic Direction — February–April 2018
  • Phase II: Finalize Plan/Implementation Planning — May 2018

Survey Composition

  • Approximately 5,000 stakeholders were invited to take the strategic planning survey.
  • The audience consisted of faculty/instructors, staff, students and approximately 3,700 alumni.
  • Of those invited, 42 percent of internal stakeholders (n=546) and eight percent of alumni (n=296) completed the survey.

Participant Demographics

Survey Respondents by Role

  • Students: 46%
  • Alumni: 35%
  • Faculty: 10%
  • Other: 5%*
  • Staff: 4%

Response Rates by Role

  • Staff: 83%
  • Faculty: 61%
  • Students: 36%
  • Alumni: 8%

* Of the 30 participants choosing other, 20% were Board of Trustees members and 20% had more than one role.

Steering Committee

Steering Committee
  • Dr. Todd Everett, Director, Financial Aid and Project Lead
  • Miriam Abbott, Faculty Senate Chair and Associate Professor
  • Cora Arledge, Coordinator, Lancaster Campus
  • Dr. Ann Marie Brooks, Interim President
  • Dr. Kim Campbell, Director of Admissions /Recruitment
  • Dr. Scott Dolan, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
  • Brian Draher, Graduate Student -FNP
  • Frieda Gill, Assistant Professor
  • Karen Greene, Director of Enrollment and Records
  • Sister Barbara Hahl, CSC, MCHS Senior VP Mission, and MCCN Board of Trustees
  • Tanya Hahn, Chair, MCCN Board of Trustees
  • Robin Hutchinson Bell, Director, College Relations and Marketing
  • Dr. Jill Kilanowski, Associate Dean, Graduate Program
  • Brett Justice, Senior VP, MCHS, Strategy & System Development
  • Mary LaFrancois, MCHS, Senior VP, Human Resources
  • John Lawson, Trinity Health, Director of Regional, and CIO, Client Services
  • Dr. Kim Loscko, Assistant Professor
  • Matt Mazza, Vice Chair, MCCN Board of Trustees
  • Tauana McDonald, MCHS, COO
  • Dr. Jeri Milstead (’57), MCCN Board of Trustees
  • Jami Nininger, Assistant Dean, Distance Learning
  • JJ Perez, MCCN Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Charles Sanders, MCCN Board of Trustees
  • Sean Seminsky, Undergraduate Student - Junior
  • Kathy Smith, Director, Business Operations
  • Deanna Stewart, President, MCHS Foundation
  • Susannah Townsend, Director, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Ann Waterman, Interim Academic Dean

Pizza Party

MCCN celebrates the completion of the Strategic Planning Survey with a pizza party for students, faculty and staff. See the photos and video here.

March Steering Committee Meeting activities and accomplishments

The primary purpose of this meeting was to Confirm/Refine of Vision Statement and the College Core Values/Beliefs. The Steering Committee diligently worked on the Vision Statement to assist the College posture for the future. The Steering Committee also worked on 3 Goals during the meeting. There are additional goals to refine and develop tactics accordingly in the April meeting.

The first 3 goals that where examined in depth during the meeting were the following:

  • Goal 1: Prepare highly-skilled, compassionate nurses that will transform health care
  • Goal 2: Advance evidence-based practice and nursing research through nursing scholarships
  • Goal 3: To value and expand clinical practice within the Health System and the community.

April Steering Committee Meeting activities and accomplishments

The primary purpose of this meeting was to continue to Refine of Vision Statement and the College Core Values. The Steering Committee diligently worked on the 3 additional goals and the associated tactics for achieve the additional goals and the 3 initial goals from the March Meeting.

The original and additional goals are listed below:

  • Goal 1: Education-Prepare highly-skilled, compassionate nurses that will transform health care
  • Goal 2: Research-Advance the integration of evidence-based practice, education and research through MCCN and MCHS
  • Goal 3: Clinical Practice-Grow nursing clinical within the College, system and community.
  • Goal 4: Support Environment-Create an academic environment that supports and enables the achievements of the College’s faculty, students, and staff.
  • Goal 5: Valued Partners-Position MCCN as a valuable partner and a recognized community resource.
  • Goal 6: Financial Stewardship-Advance financial sustainability to ensure the College’s long-term success and responsible growth.

Town Hall Meetings

Dr. Brooks will hold several meetings to discuss the progress of the MCCN Strategic Plans to provide a venue for all faculty and staff to provide valuable input and get and update on the Steering Committees progress thus far.

The final Steering Committee Meeting will be held on May 22nd.

This meeting the Steering Committee will finalize the Vision Statement, Strategic Goals and Tactics and move towards and implementation plan

Check out our new vision and core values.

The cohort of an institution includes all first-time full-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduate students that began in the stated cohort year. 1

Undergraduate Graduation Rates: Cohort Year 2011
Description Revised 2011 Cohort Total Completers within 150% of Normal Time Total Transfer-Out Students (non-completers)2 2011 Cohort Graduation Rate % Transfer-Out Rate % 2 Total 4-Year Graduation Rate (2008-2011)
Graduation rate within 150% of normal time to completion 81 59 0 73% - 70%
Graduation rates by gender*
Men 9 * 0 * - 67%
Women 72 55 0 76% - 71%
Graduation rates by race/ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0 - 0 - - N/A
Asian 0 * 0 * - 100%
Black Non-Hispanic 3 * 0 * - 64%
Hispanic 1 * 0 * - 60%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 - 0 - - N/A
White Non-Hispanic 71 53 0 75% - 71%
Two or more races 4 * 0 * - 71%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 2 * 0 * - 57%
Non-Resident Alien 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A - N/A

* Not shown to protect privacy - number of cases is less than 5.

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, calculation of graduation and 4 year average rates, 2017-2018 data collection.

Graduation Rates: Cohort Year 2011: Financial Aid
Description Revised 2011 Cohort Total Completers within 150% of Normal Time Total Transfer-Out Students (non-completers)2 Graduation Rate % Transfer-Out Rate % Total 4-Year Graduation Rate (2008-2011)
Pell Recipients 22 11 0 50% - N/A
Received Stafford Loan but not Pell 26 23 0 88% - N/A
Received Neither Pell nor Stafford Loan 33 25 0 76% - N/A

1 During the Fall Semester of 2011, a total of 198 new students (first-time and transfer) entered Mount Carmel College of Nursing. After 6 years (as of August 1, 2017), 81% of those students had graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

2 Because it is not within the institution’s mission to provide preparation for students to transfer to another institution, Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not track or report transfer-out data.

3 Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not issue Immigration Form I-20 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Therefore, the College does not enroll non-resident alien students.

On November 19, 2015, 86 new members were inducted into the MCCN's Rho Omicron Chapter during a festive and dynamic ceremony held in the MSB building at Mount Carmel West. The inductees consisted of students and nurses from the undergraduate program, RN-BSN program, graduate program and community leaders. All in attendance had the opportunity to listen to a powerful presentation given by MCCN Academic Dean Tara L. Spalla, PhD, RN. Dr. Spalla’s message to the newly inducted focused on leadership and that as new members beginning or continuing their journey within nursing to remember you are the leaders of change and the future. Dr. Spalla used STTI’s current President Dr. Hester Klopper’s call to action that focused on serving locally, transforming regionally and leading globally through four themes/roadmaps to leadership: servant leadership, connectedness, transformation and gratitude. Dr. Spalla encouraged the newly inducted to use their voice, embrace leadership opportunity, and inspire and lead others to contribute to the nursing profession. The message continued to center on STTI’s themes of love, honor, courage, connect, engage, grow, and advance, and she challenged the newly inducted to practice these important themes/roadmaps to leadership.

Welcome to Mount Carmel College of Nursing. This page contains a summary of available consumer information. To obtain an electronic or paper copy of the required information to be disclosed under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), [Sec. 485(h)], and Sec. 485(j), prospective and enrolled students may contact the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Administrator at (614) 234- 5213.

General Institutional Information
Privacy of Student Records−Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student Financial Assistance

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities



Clery Act – Campus Security

The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the MCCN campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and timely warnings. MCCN will provide a paper copy of the report upon request.

Campus Security and Fire and Safety Report

Student Diversity

Price of Attendance

Undergraduate information:

Graduate information:

College Navigator Website

Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

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Textbook Information

The Faculty Secretary coordinates with the book vendor to provide an adequate supply of textbooks for enrolled students. Enrolled students may access the course schedule, current and maximum enrollment information by logging into the College’s student portal at

Required/recommended textbook information:

Educational Programs

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Instructional Facilities

The MCCN website provides information about locations:

Gainful Employment

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.


Faculty Credentials:

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Transfer Credit Policies:


The College has a collaborative relationship with The Ohio State University (OSU) and Columbus State Community College (CSCC). Mount Carmel students enroll in selected general education courses taught at either OSU or CSCC. Mount Carmel students have access to the library and testing and tutorial services offered by both of these institutions. In addition, Mount Carmel has articulation agreements with Ohio Dominican University, Wilmington College, and Lake Erie College. Mount Carmel also has an articulation agreement with Columbus State Community College for the RN-BSN Program. MCCN also offers the BSN program at Fairfield Medical Center (FMC) in Lancaster, Ohio, including a collaborative arrangement with Ohio University-Lancaster to provide the first-year curriculum and selected general education courses for students enrolled at FMC.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Copyright Infringement

Computer Use and File Sharing

Student Activities

The MCCN catalog provides information about student involvement opportunities:

Career and Job Placement Services

MCCN does not maintain a Career and Job Placement Office for students or graduates. However, MCCN current students may access any available job postings by logging into the College’s student portal:

Preferred Lender Lists

While MCCN does not recommend one specific lender, we have assembled a list of private education loan providers that have been vetted and used by previous MCCN private loan borrowers within the past three years. These lenders may offer you the best options and services.

Preferred Lender Arrangements

An arrangement or agreement between a lender and a covered institution, or an institution-affiliated organization of such covered institution, (1) under which the lender provides or otherwise issues education loans to students attending such covered institution or the families of such students and (2) involves the covered institution or institution-affiliated organization recommending, promoting, or endorsing the lender's education loan products. Such an arrangement does not include an institution participating in the Direct Loan Program.

MCCN does not have any preferred lender arrangements.

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Programs:

Vaccination Policies

Student Outcomes

  • Retention Rate
  • Graduation Rates
  • Undergraduate programs employment rate following graduation: 98%
  • Graduate programs employment rate following graduation: 100%

Employment rate calculation includes all graduates in the labor force (N=52 undergraduate alumni and N=7 graduate alumni). The calculation follows the definition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and does not include people who are not employed and not seeking employment.

Source: MCCN One Year Post-Graduation Follow-up Survey 2017, which surveyed alumni who earned a degree from December 2015 through July 2016.

Voter Registration

Constitution Day information

Student Body Diversity Fall 2017
Description Full-time Students Part-time Students Total Students
# % # % # %

Diversity by gender

Male 79 10.5% 34 10.7% 113 10.6%
Female 672 89.5% 284 89.3% 956 89.4%

Diversity by race/ethnicity

Black or African American 87 11.6% 21 6.6% 108 10.1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 1 0.1% 1 0.3% 2 0.2%
Asian 18 2.4% 5 1.6% 23 2.2%
Hispanic / Latino 8 1.1% 7 2.2% 15 1.4%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1% 0 - 1 0.1%
Two or more races 17 2.3% 12 3.8% 29 2.7%
Non-resident Alien N/A - N/A - N/A -
Total Diversity 132 17.6% 46 14.5% 178 16.7%
White 609 81.1% 272 85.5% 881 82.4%
Race & Ethnicity Unknown 10 1.3% 0 - 10 0.9%

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

Total Pell Grant Recipients Fall 2016 Students Number Percent
Total Pell Grant Recipients - Fall 2016 Undergraduate Students. 247 27%

Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey - Part B, 2017–2018 data collection

1 Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not issue Immigration Form I-20 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Therefore, the College does not enroll non-resident alien students.

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