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?

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 who hold an unrestricted RN license to practice nursing in Ohio and who have successfully completed 52 semester credits of general education and 32 semester credits of nursing coursework at the college level.

2. When do I need to contact MCCN?

Columbus State nursing students are encouraged to connect with Mount Carmel (614-234-1176 or 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?

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing (73 semester hours) from CSCC and acceptance to MCCN, students will have the opportunity to take additional general education coursework (‘bridge courses’) at CSCC toward their BSN from MCCN. Bridge courses are taken during the summer following CSCC graduation.

It is understood that most CSCC graduates will have additional general education semester credits to meet the MCCN admission requirement of 52 general education semester credits. CSCC graduates with less than 52 semester credits should consult with the Online RN-BSN Completion Program Admission Advisor.

4. What are the bridge courses?

Students will decide how many of these four bridge courses to take at CSCC during the summer while waiting to sit for the NCLEX-RN. The corresponding course at MCCN for which there is automatic transfer is listed below.

MCCN Course CSCC Course
HUMN 430
Applied Humanities (4CR)
HUM 1100
Introduction to Humanities (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?

After the bridge courses, students will then complete a minimum of 30 semester credits in Nursing coursework and 4 semester credits in General Education coursework (depending on the number of bridge courses completed) at MCCN, to complete a total of 128 semester hours required for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Completion options include:

  • Full time — complete the program in 2.5 semesters
  • Part time — complete the program in 4 to 5 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 or contact:

Peggy Shaw, MSN/ED, BSN, RN
Program Admissions Advisor

Therese Snively, PhD, RN
Program Advisor

Jami Nininger, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean, Distance Education