1. PDF or online application
  2. Application Fee ($30)
  3. High School Transcript
  4. GED*
  5. College Transcript(s)
  6. Essay (In 300 words or less, answer the following question: As a future nurse, what do you think you will contribute to nursing?)
  7. Activities/Interest Resume
  8. Personal video [less than 7 minutes in length] - Please provide a video recording of yourself in which you (1) introduce yourself and identify your program of interest (2) answer the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in pursuing the Second Degree Accelerated Program?
    • Understanding that this is a rigorous program, tell us how you deal with stress and conflict?
    • What changes will you make to accommodate the accelerated program requirements?
    • If accepted, what is your plan for completing the prerequisites before beginning the program?
    • What strengths do you bring to this accelerated program to help you be successful?
    • Please explain the emotional and financial support you will have while in the program.

    Email the video link directly to admissions@mccn.edu

    Resources for YouTube:

  9. WES Evaluation**
  10. TOEFL Scores***
  11. Copy of Visa or Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

* Prospective students who have not completed high school are required to submit documentation that they have earned their GED. Please note that MCCN requires that students with a GED must successfully complete the required college preparatory course work with a grade of “C” or better. These courses can be taken at the college level.

**Transfer or Advanced Placement applicants who have taken course work or earned a degree abroad are required to have foreign credit evaluated by one of the following Credential Evaluation Services.

*** Transfer or Advanced Placement applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and submit scores for the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required score is 79 for internet-based, 213 on computer-based and 550 on paper-based.

Please note that TOEFL scores are valid two (2) years from the test date. To learn more about the TOEFL, please visit www.ets.org/toefl

Prior to enrollment students will also be required to submit:

  • Current professional-level CPR certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
  • Completed institutional health requirements
  • Criminal background check (state and federal)
  • Testing for drug and substance abuse

Why Choose Us


2023 NCLEX-RN pass rate


scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023


of graduates employed within 12 months (2021 grads)