Fast Facts: Columbus State Community College Students

A leader in nursing education for more than a century, Mount Carmel offers an evidence-based and flexible online Bachelor of Science program designed by expert faculty—all to fit the busy lifestyles and schedules of licensed registered nurses. With full accreditation and a student-first focus, Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to advancing nursing careers to meet the critical demands of today’s healthcare environments.

1. As a nursing student at CSCC, am I guaranteed a spot in MCCN’s Online RN-BSN Completion Program?

CSCC students have two options for enrollment.

  1. The dual enrollment option allows students to take courses of MCCNs RN-BSN program while they are completing the ADN degree at CSCC. Please contact your CSCC advisor to explore this option.
  2. Upon completion of the ADN degree, Mount Carmel College of Nursing guarantees admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Online RN-BSN Completion Program to graduates of Columbus State Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program. An unrestricted RN license to practice nursing in Ohio would be required for admission.

2. When do I need to contact MCCN?

Columbus State nursing students are encouraged to connect with Mount Carmel (614-234-1176 or MyRN2BSN@mccn.edu) once admitted to the Columbus State Nursing Program. Mount Carmel encourages students to complete the admission application during the third semester of the nursing program (Autumn) of enrollment at CSCC.

3. What is the pathway from CSCC to MCCN graduation?

CSCC and MCCN have established a plan of study for students who wish to take courses toward BSN completion while completing their ADN. Please contact your CSCC advisor if you are interested in this option.

Consideration of elective courses with established equivalency to MCCN courses allow students interested in pursuing BSN completion after graduation from CSCC, credit toward degree completion.

4. What are the equivalency courses?

Students may take any of these courses at CSCC during the summer while waiting to sit for the NCLEX-RN or during the ADN program of study. The corresponding course at MCCN for which there is automatic transfer is listed below. For the RN-BSN program, students are required to take one of the courses below as the elective.

MCCN Course CSCC Course
HUMN 420
Ethical Issues (3CR)
PHIL 1130
Ethics (3CR)
HUMN 425
Religion & Spirituality (3CR)
HUM 1270
Comparative Religions (3CR)
HLTH 320
Health Statistics (3CR)
STAT 1350
Elementary Statistics (3CR)
HUMN 420
Ethical Issues (3CR)
PHIL 1130
Ethics (3CR)
MCCN = 13 semester credits CSCC = 12 semester credits

5. How long will it take to complete my BSN?

Students will complete a minimum of 27 semester credits in Nursing coursework and 3 semester credits in General Education coursework at MCCN, to complete a total of 120 semester hours required for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Completion options include:

Dual enrollment students will complete the BSN degree within 1 semester following ADN degree completion if the proposed dual enrollment options is followed.

Students attending MCCN after graduation from CSCC's ADN program:

  • Full-time — complete the program in 2 semesters
  • Part-time — complete the program in 3 to 4 semesters taking one class per session*

* Courses are offered in 6-week sessions.

There are 3 sessions offered Fall and Spring Semesters; 2 sessions offered during the Summer Semester.

6. Whom should I contact for more information?

Visit www.mccn.edu/MyRN2BSN or contact:

Peggy Shaw, MSN/ED, BSN, RN
Program Admissions Advisor
614-234-1176
pshaw@mccn.edu

Therese Snively, PhD, RN
Program Advisor
614-234-3362
tsnively@mccn.edu

Jami Nininger, DNP, RN
Associate Dean, Graduate and Distance Education Programs
614-234-1777
jnininger@mccn.edu