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The highly competitive Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) accepts between sixty and seventy students to begin in January of each year for the 13 months program and August of each year for the 18 months program.

SDAP Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution†
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is recommended (not required)
  3. Successful completion of all prerequisite course work, with a grade of "C" or better. A ‘C-’ will not be accepted. Sciences courses do not expire.
    • English Composition
    • General Psychology
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Human Nutrition*
    • Microbiology
    • Organic Biochemistry
    • Statistics*
  4. Essay (In 350 words or less, answer the following question: As a future nurse, what do you think you will contribute to nursing?
  5. TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (new internet-based) for students whose native language is not English

*Provisional admission may be granted to students without transcripted credit for Statistics or Human Nutrition; the required courses will be integrated into the plan of study.

† If the college degree is earned from an institution of higher education outside of the United States, the applicant must contact the World Education Services and have a transcript evaluation completed and mailed to MCCN. To learn more about how to have international college credit evaluated, please visit

When transferring Anatomy & Physiology separately, we count Anatomy as SCIE 123 and Physiology as SCIE 124; both Anatomy and Physiology must be completed to receive full credit for SCIE 123 and SCIE 124. Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not accept BIO 1121 A&P I or BIO 1122 A&P II as equivalent transfer credit from Columbus State Community College.

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