Starting your journey as a student at Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) is an exciting one and we’re here to help you get a great start on your academic adventure!

So, to get you started, we’ve planned a few events this summer you’ll need to attend to prepare for your first year as a nursing student at MCCN. Please add the following programs to your calendar, as they are mandatory for all new incoming students to the Columbus campus:

Get Connected!

  • “Like” us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Find us on Instagram
  • Excited about New Student Orientation and Convocation and want to share it? Post it on Facebook or Tweet using the hash tag #New2MCCN before, during or after these events! Also, make sure to join the MCCN Class of 2021 Facebook group to meet your fellow classmates!

The navigation links on the left of the page will guide you on all things Mount Carmel! In the meantime, we are SO happy to have you as a fellow Nightingale!

To help you navigate the way as a new student at MCCN, we offer New Student Orientation and Convocation, a mandatory event designed to welcome you to MCCN, provide networking with fellow classmates and current student leaders and give you the tips and tools you’ll need to begin your academic adventure as a nursing student. Before your arrival on August 9, please make sure to complete your August 9 New Student Orientation Checklist and RSVP for Orientation using the link you received in your invitation. Please note: At registration, you will be given a special t-shirt to wear.


Wednesday, August 9

Students are welcome to bring family members to New Student Orientation, where they will spend the day exploring MCCN, meeting fellow students and learning important information in preparation for life as an MCCN Nightingale.

  • Check-in 7:30-8:30 a.m. MCCN Lounge
  • 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Medical Staff Building (MSB) adjacent to College
  • 4 p.m. Convocation: at nearby Holy Family Church on Broad Street. Convocation is an annual event that brings together faculty, staff, new students and family to celebrate the official start of the academic year. About Convocation.

Download full schedule:

  • New Student Orientation Schedule (PDF) (Coming Soon)

This is an important time to understand how to support your student and make sure they have everything they need to kick off their freshman year.

Family Members at Orientation

Having support is critical to a student during their first year. We encourage students to bring a family member or support person to Orientation to help them with their transition to the College. If you are planning on attending Orientation with your student, please make sure your student adds you when they RSVP using the link provided in their invitation.

How to Get Here

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is located at:
127 South Davis Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43222

For directions and information on parking, click here.

Download a printable Campus Map.

Staying in Columbus

Experience Columbus is one of the best ways to get to know the Columbus area and find out about what is going on for all ages and interests! If you are planning on staying overnight in Columbus, here are some resources for planning your trip:



Academic Calendar

We encourage all families to stay in the loop when it comes to their student’s education. Check out the 2017-18 Academic Calendar to stay up to date on important academic dates and deadlines.

Bill Paying

We want to make sure that an education at MCCN is affordable and accessible, which is why we offer many different payment options. Learn about the options Mount Carmel provides for tuition and fee payments here.


Check out our Q&A page.

Convocation is an annual event that brings together faculty, staff, students and families to celebrate the official start of your academic adventure at MCCN.

Convocation will be held on Wednesday, August 9 at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Students will leave in procession from the Mount Carmel campus to Holy Family, weather permitting, with interim President Ann Marie T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP. Convocation will begin at the church immediately afterward. Family members and support persons are asked to go directly to the church before Convocation.

Due to the nature of the event, business casual dress is encouraged at Convocation. However, because students will walk from the College to Holy Family Catholic Church, comfortable shoes are advised.

Holy Family Catholic Church is located near campus at 588 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215.


Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes, all students are required to attend Orientation before starting classes on August 14.

What time does Orientation start on August 9?

Orientation will start at 8:00 a.m. with check-in and a short welcome breakfast. Students can check in at the main entrance of the College in Marian Hall. For a full schedule of Orientation activities click here.

What is the address for MCCN?

122 S Davis Ave
Columbus, OH 43222

Get directions

Where do I park?

If you are a student, your student ID will give you access to the garage at the corner of Green & Town streets. Separate families or support persons are asked to park in one of three garages (pay to park). Please see our Campus Map for further details.

What should I bring?

See our Orientation Checklist for a list of what to bring to Orientation.

How long is Orientation?

Orientation will last from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. followed by a Convocation ceremony at 4 p.m.

For a more detailed outline of the Orientation schedule, see the Orientation Schedule.

What is Convocation?

For information on Convocation, please visit our Convocation page.

Can my family or a friend come with me? What do they do while I’m here?

Families and support persons are more than welcome to attend Orientation, in fact they are encouraged.

Families and support persons are also more than welcome to attend the Convocation Ceremony at 4 p.m. after Orientation.

Do I register for my classes during Orientation?

No, there will be separate Information and Registration Sessions throughout the summer where students will have individual help registering for their first semester of classes.

Will meals be provided?

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orientation.

Where is the nearest airport/bus station?

The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located less than 20 minutes away from the Mount Carmel campus. See map for directions to the airport.

The nearest Greyhound bus station is only four miles away from the Mount Carmel campus. See map for directions to the bus station.

Taxi and the COTA bus services are also readily available for short-distance transportation.

What if a member of our party has special needs?

Please email Student Services at if someone in your party has special needs.


I have been accepted as a MCCN student. What is the next step?

Once you receive notification of acceptance to MCCN, you must submit your confirmation fee. You will then receive a letter from the Director of Records and Registration. Follow the instructions and respond promptly to reserve:

  1. a date to attend one of the Information and Registration Sessions and
  2. a date to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills and Critical Thinking Assessment.

When and how do I register for Fall Semester classes?

New MCCN students are pre-registered for classes by the Records and Registration Office. Students have the opportunity at their Information and Registration Session to talk with an advisor and ask questions. After the first semester students register themselves online for subsequent semester classes.

What is the Test of Essential Academic Skills?

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS-V) helps to identify classes in which students should be enrolled first semester and assists the College with placement in a learning environment in which students will have the best opportunity to succeed. Sections of the TEAS-V include:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • English and language usage

What is the Critical Thinking Assessment?

The Critical Thinking Entrance Assessment measures the student’s ability to use the phases of the critical thinking process. Major characteristics of each critical thinking skill are: interpretation, analysis, inference, explanation, evaluation and self-regulation.

How many credits are considered full-time at MCCN?

A schedule of 12 credits per semester is considered full-time at MCCN.

What is the deadline for me to send final high school transcripts to MCCN?

July 7, 2017 is the deadline for MCCN to receive your final official high school transcript. In the event that overall academic performance drops below MCCN admission requirements, the MCCN offer of acceptance will be rescinded.

What is the deadline for me to send college transcripts to MCCN Admissions?

July 7, 2017 is the deadline for transcripts showing final grades through Spring Semester. Students must complete college-level courses with a final grade of “C” or higher in order for the credit to transfer to MCCN. In the event that overall academic performance drops below MCCN admission requirements, the offer of acceptance as a MCCN student will be rescinded.

When do classes start?

Classes start on August 14.

When do clinicals start?

Students begin clinicals during the second semester of their sophomore year.

When do I need to be CPR Certified?

All students at sophomore level and above must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students must present appropriate documentation of CPR Certification to the Records and Registration Office or at the Information and Registration Session. All students are required to comply with the CPR policy which requires specific certification.

Only the courses listed below will be accepted.

  • American Heart Association: “Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers”
  • American Red Cross: “CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers”

How and where do I buy textbooks?

Students need to first have their Fall Semester course schedules as a guide to order textbooks from our online bookstore. Schedules and bookstore details are available at the Information and Registration Session.

Books can be purchased at our online bookstore.

When will I need my nursing student uniform?

The student uniform is not required until sophomores start their second nursing course in Spring Semester. Details are provided to students well in advance of the required date.

Will I have a college email address?

All MCCN students are assigned an email address which is used to conduct all College business. Students are given their email address and password at the Information and Registration Session.

Student Life

Where can I go to pay my bill?

We have many payment options at MCCN. Students will have the option to pay by mail, pay in person or pay online. See our Payment page for more information.

Is there a MCCN student dress code policy?

The MCCN student dress code policy is enforced with the goal to assure a high standard in professional self presentation. It is important for Mount Carmel students to recognize their role as representatives of the College and the profession of nursing in all settings. Appearance and self presentation must be commensurate with professional expectations. Details about the student dress code are distributed at the Information and Registration Session.

Is there on-campus housing?

Mount Carmel offers apartment style housing on our campus. Students who live in campus housing are within walking distance to class and the library and a short drive from downtown Columbus. For more information, visit our Campus Living page.

What should I pack if I am living on campus?

Students who are living on campus should reference our Residence Hall Checklist for a complete list of suggestions of what to bring.

When can I move into my on-campus apartment?

Students can move into campus housing starting Monday, August 1.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes. There will be a New Resident Meet and Greet mid-summer where students will attend “speed roommating” in order to meeting potential roommates.

Does the College provide health services?

It is recommended that all students have their own personal family physician and health insurance coverage. The College does not offer student health insurance.

The student health program is coordinated by a registered nurse who is available during weekdays. The program includes health guidance and any specific physician’s orders for administering medications and appropriate treatments. Students requiring emergency care may utilize any emergency department at Mount Carmel Health. Students are responsible for the cost of emergency care and all charges incurred during an ED visit.

When is my student health record due to MCCN?

Accepted and confirmed students receive a health form and instructions from the MCCN Student Health Nurse. All freshman-level students must have their health records completed before August 1, 2015. Additional information is distributed at the Information and Registration Session. Contact the Student Health Nurse with questions:

Does the college provide Internet and e-mail?

There is free, password protected wi-fi on the MCCN campus. Students will receive the password as well as their college issued email at the information and registration session.

Where can I find information about Financial Aid?

Visit our Financial Aid page for information on MCCN’s Financial Aid program.

When are tuition and fees due for Fall Semester?

Tuition and fees for Fall Semester are due in full by August 7, 2017, or make arrangements for a payment plan by this date.

Where can I bank?

There are PNC and Kemba ATMs located in the Mount Carmel West hospital for students to use. Multiple banks are located in the downtown Columbus area, as well. Here is a bank locator with a list of what banks are in the area.

Are there jobs available on campus?

Both part-time and casual employment is available. Casual status employees work on an as-needed basis. Students should contact the Patient Care Services Recruiter in the Human Resources Department at any of the four hospital locations to learn more about possible employment opportunities.

Is there parking for students on campus?

Free parking is provided for MCCN students in a gated garage in close proximity to the College. Parking permits and garage access instructions are provided when the student attends the Information and Registration Session. Students should be sure to bring the following information with them:

  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Make, model, year and color of the vehicle

When are the breaks in the year?

There are several breaks and days off during the academic year. Students will have a Fall Break in October, a Winter Break in December, a Spring Break in March, and a Summer Break in May. Students will have time off for:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Students taking Summer classes will have Independence Day off.

Upon completion of the program what degree will I earn?

Upon completion of the curriculum, Mount Carmel College of Nursing will confer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

When I graduate am I then a Registered Nurse (RN)?

No. Graduates must pass the licensing exam to become an RN. Oversight for this exam is through the Ohio Board of Nursing. We will provide graduates with details about scheduling the NCLEX-RN exam.

Have a question that isn’t on here? Contact Student Services at

Drury Inn & Suites Grove City
4109 Parkway Centre Dr.
Grove City, OH 43123

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
88 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215

We want to make sure that your Orientation day goes smoothly, including your travel plans. This page has everything you'll need to know about getting to Mount Carmel. We can’t wait to see you in August!

What to Bring

Check out our Orientation Checklist to make sure you know what to expect the day of and have everything you need for your Orientation.

Checking In

Check-in will be held in the College Lounge between 7:30-8:30 a.m. Make sure to arrive on-time with a valid ID and required paperwork already submitted.

Driving/Parking Directions

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is located at:

127 South Davis Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43222

Students will receive their ID badges at the Orientation. The ID badges give students access to the Employee Parking Garage at the corner of Town and Green Streets. On the morning of Orientation, the gates of this garage will be open for students and family members. Please refer to "E" on the campus map.

For directions and information on parking, click here.


MCCN group rate hotel accommodations for Orientation are available. Check out our Accommodations page for information on where to stay.

Restaurants and Attractions

Experience Columbus is one of the best ways to get to know the Columbus area. Check out our Restaurants page for information on where to eat.

88%: freshmen retention rate