State Authorization

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Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) as a means of obtaining authorization to deliver online programs outside of the state of Ohio. Therefore, MCCN agrees to maintain compliance standards with state regulatory agencies who are members of NC-SARA. To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit:

NC-Sara is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Mount Carmel College of Nursing received institutional approval by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements on 6/26/2017.

Professional Licensure Information

NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Presently, the available online programs offered at Mount Carmel College of Nursing do not lead to professional licensure.

Online Programs available at MCCN

Complaint Process

If you are a student in an online program and you have concerns and/or complaints, please contact your program advisor first.

Student rights and expectations are described in the Student Code of Conduct. If the grievance involves an issue related to a College – wide policy, please review the policy:

External Resources

If a student located in a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state has a complaint about an institution operating under SARA, the complaints must first go through the institution’s procedure (noted above) for resolution of the concern. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process, the complaint may be brought to the SARA portal agency in the institution’s home state – refer to the SARA Student Complaint Process. States that are members of SARA are highlighted blue on the NC-SARA map (below)


Other External Resources


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (916) 263-1897
Online Dispute Resolution Request


Florida Department of Education
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: 850.245.0505
Online Dispute Resolution Request


Mount Carmel College of Nursing is registered by the Iowa Student Aid Commission as of November 16, 2012.

Regarding Iowa Code Section 261B.7
Effective July 1, 2012

Any resident of Iowa who has questions or complaints about Mount Carmel College of Nursing may contact:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 E. Grand Ave., 3rd floor
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: 877.272.4456
Online Student Dispute Resolution Request


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Room 1401
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617.994.6950
Online Student Dispute Resolution Request

Accreditation Resources

Higher Learning Commission – Complaint process