Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) and Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) have announced new pathways for students interested in beginning their academic careers at Ohio Wesleyan and continuing by earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Mount Carmel.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for registered nurses is expected to grow 9% from 2020 through 2030, with an estimated 194,500 openings for registered nurses projected each year during the decade. This partnership helps address the critical needs in health care by expanding opportunities for individuals within the region to pursue nursing.

The new pre-nursing pathways will allow students to complete between two and four years at Ohio Wesleyan before completing their nursing degrees at Mount Carmel. Students who select the Advanced Placement Program (APP) will spend two years at Ohio Wesleyan and then two years (five semesters) at MCCN where they will then graduate with their BSN degree. New APP class cycles begin every summer at MCCN.

Students who choose the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) will spend between three and four years at Ohio Wesleyan, where they will earn an OWU degree in their major(s) of choice before enrolling at Mount Carmel to earn their BSN. The SDAP allows student-athletes to participate for up to four years in Battling Bishop varsity athletics and other aspects of OWU campus life. Once they have enrolled at Mount Carmel, students are able to complete the SDAP in their choice of 13 or 18 months. New SDAP cycles begin in January for the 13-month program and in August for the 18-month program.

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