Columbus, OHOhio Dominican University (ODU) has partnered with Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) to offer MCCN alumni a direct pathway toward expanding and enhancing their professional credentials at ODU.

This agreement allows alumni of MCCN’s master of science programs to transfer up to 25% of their coursework to Ohio Dominican as they enroll in ODU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) programs. Accepting previously completed coursework will allow students to save time and money as they work toward another master’s degree. In addition, eligible students who meet certain academic requirements will be guaranteed admission to ODU following the completion of their MCCN degree, and they will not be required to complete an entrance exam.

MCCN graduates who enroll at ODU through this partnership may choose to pursue their MBA or MSHA online, on campus, or a combination of both formats, giving them the flexibility of completing their degree around their schedule.

The agreement expands upon an existing partnership with MCCN that allows ODU students to pursue a nursing degree following their undergraduate studies at Ohio Dominican.

“This partnership gives Mount Carmel College of Nursing students who aspire for administrative and leadership roles within healthcare organizations a clear and concise pathway to the courses and degrees they need to help them achieve their professional goals,” said Manuel Martinez, Ph.D., ODU’s acting vice president for Academic Affairs. “This is a wonderful opportunity for two outstanding, Catholic-based institutions to collaborate in creating a unique academic partnership that benefits students who aspire to serve in this important field.”

“Providing professional registered nurses with the critical leadership and administrative competencies in today's ever-evolving healthcare environment is essential,” said Kathleen Williamson, Ph.D., MSN, MCCN’s academic dean. “This dynamic partnership with ODU, rich with shared mission, vision and values, affords our alumni an outstanding, flexible pathway to pursue their professional goals.”

For more information on ODU’s Graduate offerings, visit, email, or call 614-251-4615.

About Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) is a private, Catholic institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, including the traditional direct entry program, Second Degree Accelerated Program, Online RN-BSN Completion, Master of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Founded in 1903 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the College has approximately 1,000 students enrolled with campuses in both Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio. MCCN, which has the largest baccalaureate nursing program among private colleges and universities in Ohio, is affiliated with the Mount Carmel Health System and Trinity Health. For more information, visit or call 614-234-4CON.

About Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The University has approximately 1,650 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 39 majors and nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican University does not discriminate against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of religious preference, sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, non-performance-related handicap or veteran's status.

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