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Admissions Criteria : Online RN-BSN Program

The RN student must have a current, unencumbered state license*. No nursing proficiency or placement exams are required for admission. Through RN licensure and prior academic credit, applicants may have earned credit [38 semester credit hours in nursing and 52 semester credit hours in general education] transferred in toward the BSN degree. Priority consideration is given to applicants from ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited pre-licensure nursing programs. MCCN will evaluate applicant packages and may consider admission for those from non-ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited pre-licensure nursing programs on an individual basis.

PLEASE NOTE: To apply for the Online RN-BSN Program you must be a licensed Registered Nurse (RN)*, with either an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing. The program is designed for licensed RNs who want to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

* Students attending the program as a dual enrollment option must or through temporary licensure must demonstrate that they have an active, unencumbered state license prior to the last semester of enrollment in the RN-BSN program; licensure is a condition of program completion.

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Important Note for Prospective Students

Programs delivered through Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) that require practice experiences must also abide by state and board regulations in the state where the student resides. Students who wish to complete any experience in a state other than Ohio, may need to take additional steps to comply with the requirements of that state before starting a program through the MCCN. We strongly advise ALL current and prospective students to become familiar with their state’s regulations and professional licensing requirements by seeking information, and/or approval with their state boards where they reside or have plans to reside as a practitioner.

Students may be allowed to participate in practice experiences if their professional licensing boards (Nursing) do not regulate out-of-state programs. However, additional requirements may apply to students who will become practitioners in their state upon program completion. Links to state agencies and professional licensure boards can be found under State Authorization and Disclosures by State