Jun 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2018-2019

Compliance Policies


Non-Discrimination

Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin (ancestry), religion, sex (including sexual harassment), veteran status, age (40 years old or more), weight, height, marital status (past, present, or future), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic makeup/information, disability or any other class protected by law. The College is not discriminatory in the administration of its admission or academic policies, financial aid, scholarship program, or any other programs.  An applicant's need for financial aid will not affect acceptance as a student to the College.

MCCN is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, educational, and working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity, and respect. For a complete copy of the College's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, click here.  

Any individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination is encouraged to report as follows:

If on the basis of disability, the Title II/Section 504 Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries and reports. Contact information:

Title II/Section 504 Coordinator
Robert Vaughn, JD
Director of Compliance
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-2341
Email: equity@mccn.edu

If on the basis of gender or sex, the Title IX Coordinator (and Deputy Coordinator(s)) have been designated to handle inquires and reports. Contact information:

Title IX Coordinator
Robert Vaughn, JD
Director of Compliance
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-2341
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Colleen Cipriani, MA
Director, Student Life
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5828
Email: equity@mccn.edu
 
 




If on the basis of any other protected class, the College Compliance Officer has been designated to handle inquires and reports. Contact information:

Robert Vaughn, JD
Director of  Compliance
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-2341

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is respectful of students' rights and responsibilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendment Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These laws require that no qualified person with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal assistance.  In addition, the Fair Housing Act requires reasonable, housing-related accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to serving qualified students with disabilities in its programs and services. Any qualified student with a disability may request an accommodation to ensure that the academic program does not discriminate against or have the effect of discriminating against that student.

Since the nature and severity of disabilities vary, non-academic adjustments may be applicable only when they are appropriate to the needs of the individual student with a disability. To determine eligibility for accommodations, the College generally requires current and relevant documentation from a qualified professional with expertise in the area of the diagnosed disability/disorder that establishes a disability and its impact on the student and confirms the need for each accommodation requested.

Scope of this Policy

This policy applies to both academic and non-academic accommodations, including but not limited to, requests for accommodations in the student residence halls, service learning activities, coursework, or in College technologies and services. 

Definition of Accommodation and Disability

Accommodations

Accommodations (also sometimes called adjustments) are modifications of policies, practices, or procedures that will allow the student with a disability/disorder to meet the requirements of the course or program.  Examples of available accommodations may include, but are not necessarily limited to, auxiliary aids and modifications to courses, programs, services, activities, or facilities. 

The College will take all steps necessary to ensure that its students are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program or activity because of a lack of auxiliary aids and services for students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills. The College, however, cannot honor requests for accommodations that would fundamentally alter its programs or services, are directly related to any licensing requirements, cause undue administrative or financial hardship on the College, or jeopardize the health or safety of others.

It is the responsibility of the student to make his or her disability status and/or need for an accommodation known to the College, following the process outlined below.  Once notified, the College will work with the student to identify potential accommodations and assess the practicality and effectiveness of each potential accommodation.

Determinations regarding accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.  An accommodation must be tailored to address the nature of the disability and the needs of the individual within the context of the requirements of the program.  If there are two or more possible accommodations, and one costs more or is more burdensome than the other, the College may choose the less expensive or less burdensome accommodation that is still effective.

Disability

Generally, a person with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

Admission of Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may apply to and are considered for admission to the College in the same manner as any other applicant.  Students must meet the same admission requirements and Functional Abilities and Performance Standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, as all other students.  

No student (or prospective student) is required by law to disclose a disability before or after admission to the College. However, disclosure and documentation of a disability is required if accommodations (academic or non-academic) are requested.

Students (and prospective students) are encouraged to review the Functional Abilities and Performance Standards that are essential for the safe practice of professional nursing and for successful participation in and completion of a nursing education program. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory application of these functional abilities and performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, during their course of study in nursing. The Functional Abilities and Performance Standards can be found here .

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Service Animals: Mount Carmel College of Nursing permits the presence of Service Animals which perform tasks in support of persons with disabilities in College buildings, classrooms, and residence halls. Federal regulations define Service Animals as dogs (and in specific cases, miniature horses) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, and alerting or protecting a person who is having a seizure. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person's disability. Only the following two questions may be asked to determine if an animal is a service animal, as federally defined: 1) is the animal required because of a disability? (if the disability is not obvious), and 2) what work or task has the service animal been trained to do? There are no requirements to register service animals with the College but students are encouraged to notify the Title II/Section 504 Coordinator of the regular presence of a service animal so the Coordinator can provide support and education to others members of the campus community.

Emotional Support Animals: Mount Carmel College of Nursing permits residents of its on-campus residence halls to possess an Emotional Support Animal, as required by the Fair Housing Act. Emotional Support (or assistance) Animals may provide physical assistance, emotional support, calming, stability, and other kinds of support to persons with disabilities. The presence of the animal must be necessary in order to provide the resident with a disability the use and enjoyment of the dwelling. There must be an identifiable relationship or nexus between the disability and the assistance or support the animal provides. Emotional Support Animals do not perform work or tasks that qualify them as "Service Animals" under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Emotional Support Animals are only permitted on the premises of the student residence halls, including the in the student's individual apartment, in the hallways leading to the exterior of the building, and in common areas outside the residence halls. Emotional support animals are not permitted in the public buildings of the College including Marian Hall, the Center for Learning and Education (CLE), simulation or clinical skills labs, library, hospital buildings, or in dining areas of public buildings. Emotional Support Animals require the approval of the Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, using the process outlined below.

Handler Responsibilities: The handlers/owners of Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are obligated to comply with any applicable laws related to animal licensing, vaccination, and identification. Handlers must keep animals under their control at all times and are responsible to adequately care for, clean up after, and maintain the health of their animal. Handlers are responsible for any and all damage to physical facilities caused by their animal. Handlers assume all liability for the action of their animals, including injuries to other persons or damage of others' personal property.

Emotional Support Animals must be "housebroken" (trained not to urinate or defecate inside the residence); animal waste deposited on the grounds outside the residence halls must be collected in plastic bags and disposed of in outside trash receptacles. Animals must be kept in the student's bedroom when the student is away from the residence. While away from the animal, the use of pet "crates" (sturdy den-like enclosures) to provide safety and security to the animal is generally recommended by animal care experts. Suitemates should not be asked to take responsibility for caring for an Emotional Support Animal; any care provided by suitemates is entirely voluntary.

If the student plans to be gone from the residences for longer than the animal can safely stay alone (generally between 8 and 12 hours), the student must make prior arrangements for the animal's care. If the student will be gone from the residences for more than 24 hours, the animal must be removed from the residence and cared for according to arrangements made by the student. Students with Emotional Support Animals are required to have current contact information for someone who can take responsibility for the animal in the case of an emergency on file with the Director of Student Life; this should be updated each semester or when there are changes.

Limitations: Service Animals or Emotional Support Animals may not be permitted when the animal poses a substantial and direct threat to the health or safety of others, or if the presence of the animal fundamentally alters the nature of the program or service in which the person with a disability is participating. Determinations of this kind are made on a case-by-case basis by the College's Title II/Section 504 Coordinator.

Animals permitted in the residence halls must not unduly disrupt the quality of life or environment of safety for others living in the residence halls. The College reserves the right to immediately remove animals from its premises that pose a threat to the health or safety of others. Animals creating a disruptive (but not necessarily dangerous) environment may be removed if attempts to correct the problem are unsuccessful. Decisions to remove an animal are made by the Title II/Section 504 Coordinator in collaboration with the Director of Student Life and/or the Mount Carmel Safety and Security department.

Procedures

  1. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator (the "Coordinator") has been designated to handle inquiries into academic and non-academic accommodations. A student requesting accommodations under this policy must notify the Coordinator as soon as possible after the need for an accommodation becomes apparent. The student should schedule a meeting with the Coordinator to discuss his or her needs and requested accommodations.

    Contact information: Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222, Phone: 614-234-2341 or equity@mccn.edu.
  2. To support most accommodation requests, students are required to provide current (generally no more than three years old) documentation of the disability to the Coordinator. This documentation must be from a professional who has undergone appropriate and comprehensive training, has relevant experience and licensure appropriate to the profession (such as a licensed psychologist, physician, or nurse practitioner). The documentation should describe the nature of the disability, the extent to which the disability limits one or more major life activities, and the suggested accommodation(s). The Coordinator will provide application and approval forms to standardize the documentation process.
    1. While there are no specific requirements for documenting the need for a Service Animal (described in Section IV, above), requests to possess an Emotional Support Animal in the residence halls are processed using the request and approval procedures specified here.
       
  3. Upon submission of required documentation, the Coordinator will engage in an individualized, interactive process with the student to determine possible accommodations.
    1. For academic accommodations: Coordinator will review the documentation and any requested accommodations with the appropriate Associate Dean.If necessary, the Coordinator will discuss any alternative accommodations with the student and the Associate Dean.
    2. For non-academic accommodations and when necessary: Coordinator will review the documentation and any requested accommodations with the appropriate College leader such as the Director of Student Life, Academic Dean, or Manager of Information Technology Services. 
    3. The determination as to whether a requested accommodation will be granted lies with the Coordinator. In some situations, a temporary plan may be developed and implemented by the Coordinator, upon notification to the appropriate College leader, where additional time is required for diagnostic evaluation.  A minimum of 3 business days is required to implement the accommodations. A copy of the official documentation will be maintained in the student's file by the Coordinator.
       
  4. The Coordinator will then notify the student of the determination.  If an accommodation is granted, the Coordinator will provide to the student a form setting forth the accommodation for the student to provide to members of the faculty and staff in support of implementing the accommodation. If needed, the instructor and Coordinator will collaborate to plan and implement an academic accommodation.
     
  5. Students who receive accommodations must meet with the Coordinator at the end of each semester to discuss their progress.
     
  6. If a student feels that his or her accommodations are not being met, he/she must notify the immediately.
     
  7. If a student has been granted an accommodation and chooses not to use the accommodation(s), the student is required to notify the in writing that the student will not be utilizing the accommodations.

Grievance Procedure

If the student's request for an accommodation is denied or the student is dissatisfied with the accommodation being provided, the College encourages the student to engage in an informal dialog with the Coordinator in an attempt to resolve the issue.  

If a matter cannot be resolved informally or if the student prefers to file a formal grievance, a written grievance must be submitted to the Academic Dean. The informal resolution process is strictly voluntary and is not a prerequisite to filing a formal grievance.

The student may file a formal grievance by submitting a written grievance to the Academic Dean within fifteen (15) business days of an occurrence giving rise to the grievance. The Academic Dean will then review the issue, request to meet with the student, and then provide the student with a written decision in response to the grievance no later than fifteen (15) business days after the grievance is submitted.  The Academic Dean's decision shall be final.

A student is not required to file a grievance with the College prior to pursuing any federal or state administrative remedy.

Discrimination based on Disability

If you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed due to a disability you should contact the Coordinator who will assist you in making a complaint under the College's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Retaliation

The College prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a grievance under this policy or otherwise complains that he or she has been denied equal access in the form of appropriate accommodations, modifications, auxiliary aids or effective communication. This prohibition of retaliation similarly extends to anyone who has testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing related to a grievance or complaint under this policy.

Student Privacy

Except where necessary to further the purpose of this policy or where otherwise permitted by law, documentation of a student's disability will be kept confidential and will not be shared with other administrators or faculty members without the student's consent, in accordance with federal educational privacy regulations. Any request by a student to review the documents associated with his or her request for an accommodation or grievance under this policy should be submitted to the Coordinator.

Related Policies

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy  

Functional Abilities-Performance Standards  


¹The Ohio Board of Nursing governs requests for accommodations by an applicant for the NCLEX-RN® Examination. The Board has promulgated a policy, available here directly from the Ohio Board of Nursing website. Students are encouraged to review these requirements, including the requirement for a letter for the nursing education program demonstrating that accommodations were in place during the nursing education program.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Mount Carmel College of Nursing prepares an annual report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the MCCN campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other matters.

The College maintains a daily log of crimes reported to Mount Carmel West (MCW) Safety and Security. The crime log for the most recent 60-day period is publicly available during normal business hours from the Director of Compliance/Clery Coordinator and in the MCW Safety and Security Office. The log includes the nature of the crime, date and time, general location, and disposition (if known).

The College is also required to publish an annual report on fire safety policies and procedures related to the resident apartments.

The full text of this combined report is available here: Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report  

A hard copy of the report is available by contacting the College's Director of Compliance.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to maintaining an institutional climate that fosters an open learning and working environment.  It is the College's policy that bullying and oral harassment are unacceptable behaviors that will not be tolerated or condoned by the College. For a copy of the College's policy, click here .

Bullying includes repeated and/or severe, aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person physically or mentally.  It also includes speaking to another person in a loud, abusive, rough, or threatening manner which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive teaching/ learning/working environment. It could also include racial, religious, cultural, homophobic, special educational needs, disability, and cyber (social website, mobile phones, text messages, photographs, and email) bullying.

Any bullying alleged to be based on:

  • gender or sex will be processed the Title IX Policy and any reports are to be made under the procedures set forth in that policy; or
  • any other protected class will be processed under the Anti-Discrimination Anti-Harassment Policy and any reports are to be made under the procedures set forth in that policy. 

A student is encouraged to report any other alleged instances of bullying to the Director of Compliance. The Director of Compliance may be contacted at (614) 234-2341 or equity@mccn.edu or at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43222. The Director of Compliance will assist the student in determining which internal complaint process is appropriate.  If the complaint is against an employee, the Director of Compliance will direct the student to MCHS Human Resources.

If the complaint is against a student, the Director of Compliance will conduct an investigation to determine whether a violation of this Policy has occurred, including the extent and severity of the violation.  Every effort will be made to resolve the Complaint. Depending on the severity of the Complaint, the Director of Compliance, may in his/her discretion, refer the Complaint to the Academic and Professional Misconduct Committee for review/hearing. The procedures that will be followed and the consequences of violation of this Policy are those set forth in the Academic and Professional Standards Policy .

Concealed Weapons Policy

Mount Carmel Health System prohibits any person from carrying a concealed firearm or other dangerous weapons onto the premises of Mount Carmel property. Active duty law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers are exempt from this policy.

  • Definition of Mount Carmel property: Mount Carmel owned or operated offices, buildings, vehicles, parking lots, garages and campus grounds.

College students, faculty, and staff members are prohibited from carrying concealed firearms or other dangerous weapons while functioning in any College-related role, regardless of location, unless specifically permitted as part of an official College program or experience (such as ROTC, etc.).

Violations of this policy can result in sanctions up to and including removal from campus housing or premises, dismissal from programs and the College (for students), and for employees, corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
 

Confidentiality and Disclosure of Educational Records (FERPA)

Annually, Mount Carmel College of Nursing informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended. This act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, and affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  (An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is 18 years or age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age). These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Director of Records and Registration written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Director will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record may be inspected. If the record is not maintained by the Office of Records and Registration, the Director shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request amendment of the student's education record that the student believes is inaccurate. Students should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his/her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including MCHS law enforcement unit personnel and MCHS information technology); a person who volunteers as a Preceptor to a student in a clinical experience and whose relationship is formalized in an Affiliation Agreement); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Such a determination must be made on a case-by-case basis by the record's keeper.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Mount Carmel College of Nursing to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html

Who is Protected Under FERPA?

Students who are currently enrolled in higher education institutions or were formerly enrolled regardless of their age or status in regard to parental dependency are protected under FERPA. Students who have applied but have not attended MCCN are not protected under FERPA.

Directory Information

FERPA does not require that Directory Information be released. At its discretion, the College may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of FERPA. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

Designated Directory Information at Mount Carmel College of Nursing includes the following: student name, address, telephone number(s), email address, photograph, date of birth, degree and major field of study, dates of attendance, class level, class schedule, expected date of graduation, full-time or part-time status, degrees and awards received (including honors), participation in officially recognized activities, student ID numbers (which are unique but do not grant access to protected systems), and most recent previous educational institution attended.

Currently enrolled students may withhold the release of Directory Information by contacting the Director of Records and Registration to complete a FERPA Directory Information Disclosure Form.

Please note that withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under FERPA. Students should consider all aspects of a Directory Hold prior to filing such a request and be advised that doing so will make this important information unavailable to all who might inquire, including prospective employers, credit agencies, and others to whom students may want this information known or verified. It is recommended that students carefully consider whether privacy of Directory Information outweighs the potential inconvenience of having it withheld.

Students must submit a Request for Faculty Reference Form (CARMELink e-form) when requesting a letter that will contain personally identifiable information (PII) such as grade information. Once submitted, students are instructed to notify the faculty member from whom they are requesting the reference with the necessary information. The faculty member must then verify that the form has been completed before including PII in the letter of reference.

For a complete copy of the College's Confidentiality and Disclosure of Educational Records, click here.  

Consensual Relationships Policy

This Policy outlines the expectations of Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) with respect to consensual romantic or sexual relationships between individuals where a power differential exists. This policy covers all MCCN employees, students and affiliated individuals. This policy is necessary, as there are inherent risks in any romantic or sexual relationship between individuals in unequal positions (such as faculty member and student, supervisor and employee). These relationships may be less consensual than the individual whose position confers power or authority believes. The relationship also may be viewed in different ways by each of the parties, particularly in retrospect as circumstances change and conduct that was previously welcome may become unwelcome.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the learning, living, educational and working environment at MCCN is free from real or perceived conflicts of interest and/or preferential treatment, as well as all forms of gender discrimination and harassment.

No MCCN employee shall enter into a consensual romantic or sexual relationship with a student or other employee over whom his/her exercise or influence direct or otherwise significant academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluate, counseling/mentoring, or extracurricular authority. In the event such a relationship already exists, the employee is required to notify his/her supervisor immediately and appropriate protocols will be implemented. The following types of consensual romantic or sexual relationships are addressed in this policy: (1) Faculty-Student Relationships; (2) Staff Member/Administrator-Student Relationships; and (3) Supervising Employee-Employee Relationships.

  • Faculty-Student Relationships:

The relationship between faculty member and student must be protected from influences or activities that can interfere with learning and objective evaluation. Therefore, no faculty member shall enter into a romantic or sexual relationship with a student over whom that faculty member has academic responsibility or is likely to have academic responsibility in the future, regardless of whether the relationship would be consensual. In addition, no faculty member shall exercise academic responsibility over a student with the faculty member has or has had a romantic or sexual relationship, regardless of whether the relationship is or was consensual.

  • Staff Member/Administrator-Student Relationships:

Staff members or administrators working in areas that are often called upon to work closely with and advise or mentor students cannot perform their duties effectively if they become romantically involved with students who they are responsible for advising or mentoring. Accordingly, no staff member or administrator shall have a romantic or sexual relationship, regardless of whether the relationship is consensual, with a student for whom that staff member or administrator has advising, mentoring, evaluation, or student organization management responsibility. In addition, no staff member shall exercise such responsibility with respect to a student with whom that staff member or administrator has or has had a romantic or sexual relationship, regardless of whether the relationship was consensual.

Any member of the MCCN community (student, faculty, staff, and administrator) who is made aware of a faculty-student or staff member/administrator-student relationship must report this to the Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator.

Any supervisor who receives a report of a violation of this policy shall treat the information sensitivity and shall promptly consult with the Director of Compliance/Title IX Cooridnator and Human Resources.

Retaliation against persons who report concerns about potential violations of this policy is prohibited.

Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action. If a member of the MCCN community fails to meet the requirements for either disclosing a relationship in violation of this policy, or fails to cooperate in the required steps to resolve (if possible) a reported violation of this policy may face disciplinary action.

Should a romantic or sexual relationship with a student lead to a charge of sexual harassment or sexual assault against a faculty member, staff member or administrator, MCCN is obligated to investigate and resolve the charge in accordance with MCCN's Title IX Policy . The MCCN Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator handles matters related to Title IX violations. The Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 614-234-2341 or compliance@mccn.edu.

Constitution Day

The College complies with legislation requiring all federally funded educational institutions to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution each year on or near September 17. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution. If this date falls on a weekend, the observation will be held during the preceding or following week.

Credit Hour Allocation - Undergraduate

Allocation of undergraduate credit hours is based on a 16-week semester.

  • Click here  for information on undergraduate credit hour allocation of general education, science, clinical and non-clinical nursing courses.
  • Click here  for information on RN-BSN online allocation of general education and non-clinical nursing courses.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

In complying with the federal law, MCCN is concerned about the welfare of its students and employees and wishes to demonstrate commitment to a drug and alcohol free environment. A drug and alcohol free environment will also serve to maintain quality services, reduce accidents, and increase productivity. For a complete copy of the College's policy, click here .

Emergency Notification and Response

An emergency or disaster can occur at any time or any place. Being prepared for these situations is imperative to the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and guests on the campus of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Emergency response and evacuation procedures are in place for the College community.

Students, faculty and staff are automatically registered for the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Communications Alert System through Rave Mobile Safety for alerts and information in times of crisis, disaster and weather conditions. Alert System messages are sent via text message and to MCCN email addresses. Emergency messaging will primarily be used only for those situations that pose an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus or for the closing of an entire campus or cancellation of classes (i.e., severe weather, chemical spills, fires, and crimes). Contact HelpLine@mccn.edu with questions about the Alert System.

In the event of a potentially dangerous situation involving the College community, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the College President (in consultation with MCW Security or Fairfield Medical Center Campus Police) constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide "timely warning" will be issued without delay. This Alert will be issued through the MCCN Alert System to students and employees. In-class announcements or other appropriate means will also be used as necessary. The purpose of an Alert is to enable persons to protect themselves, to heighten safety awareness and to seek information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrator when violent crimes against persons or major crimes against property have occurred. Follow-up information will be disseminated to the community as needed.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstance to Safety & Security at Mount Carmel West via the switchboard operator at 614-234-5000 or the Fairfield Medical Center Campus Police Department at 740-687-8019. Callers should identify themselves to the operator as a Mount Carmel College of Nursing student, faculty, or staff member.

To access a complete copy of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Emergency Notification and Response Policy, click here .

Missing Students Policy

If a member of the MCCN community has reason to believe that a MCCN student who lives in the resident apartments has been missing for 24 hours, he/she should immediately contact the following administrators:

  1. College President, 614-234-4340, Center for Learning & Education (CLE), Room 107
  2. Academic Dean, 614-234-5950, Center for Learning & Education (CLE), Room 106
  3. Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program, 614-234-1076, (Marian Hall), Room 209
  4. Associate Dean, Graduate Program, 614-234-5237, (Marian Hall), Rom 319
  5. Assistant Dean, RN-BSN Program, 614-234-1777, Center for Learning & Education (CLE), Room 103
  6. Director, Records and Registration, 614-234-5685, (Marian Hall), Room 202
  7. Director, Student Life 614-234-5828, (Angela Hall), Room 102
  8. Safety and Security, Mount Carmel West, 614-234-5283

The College President will immediately notify other appropriate law enforcement agencies upon receipt of a missing student report. If the Law Enforcement agency makes an official determination that a student is missing, emergency contact procedures will be initiated within 24-hours in accordance with the student's designation. In addition, College administrators or their designees will be notified to include the Director of Records and Registration, Director of Student Life, and Director of College Relations. 

Student Emergency Contact Information

Each student who lives in the resident apartments may register contact information to be notified in the event the student is determined to be missing. Student contact information will be registered confidentially, will be accessible only to authorized College officials and may not be disclosed except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation. 

If a missing student is under 18 years of age and is not emancipated, MCCN is required to notify his or her custodial parent or guardian within 24-hours after the student is determined to be missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

Nursing Education Costs

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to helping each student realize the goal of becoming a professional healthcare practitioner.

Through reasonable fees, accommodating payment plans, tuition financing, and a variety of aid programs including scholarships, work-study initiatives, federal and state grants, the College goes to great lengths to make nursing education affordable. Click here to link to the Mount Carmel Net Price Calculator.

Reporting of Sexual Offenders

Information Regarding Registered Sexually Violent Predators

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires sex offenders, who must register under state law, to provide notice of enrollment or employment at any institution of higher education (IHE) in that state where the offender resides, as well as notice of each change of enrollment or employment status at the IHE. In turn, this information will be made available by the state authorities to the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the IHE is located.

Ohio law requires that convicted sex offenders must register with the county in which they reside. In Franklin and Fairfield Counties in Ohio, sex offenders register with the Sheriff's Office for a designated time period. Sex offenders are classified as 1) sexually oriented offenders, 2) habitual sex offenders, and 3) sexual predators.

Registered Sexual Predators Enrolled in or Employed at Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing will make available to the entire College constituency, information on any sexual predator who enrolls in or is employed at the College. The information is made available to the College by the Sheriff's Department and includes the offender's name, address, physical description, photograph, and the offense of which the person was convicted. The file is located in the College office. Please contact the College President's office for specific information on individuals.

Procedure

The President's office will notify the College community in writing if a sexual predator has been enrolled or hired by the College. For a complete copy of the College's policy, click here. 

Related Information

Public Law 106-386-OCT.28,2000

Franklin County Sex Offender Registry

Fairfield County Sex Offender Registry

Student Complaints and Grievances

Internal Process

Mount Carmel College of Nursing has a formal process for addressing and resolving student complaints and grievances emerging from alleged violations of College policies, procedures, or established practices on the part of a College faculty member, staff member, or department. This policy addresses student complaints and grievances not otherwise covered by another College policy or procedure. For a complete copy of the College's policy, click here 

When registering complaints, students must follow appropriate procedures. If a student has any questions about the proper procedure to follow, they may contact the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Director of Compliance at 614-234-2341 or compliance@mccn.edu.

External Process

Pursuant to 34 CFR § 668.43(b) (Code of Federal Regulations), an institution of higher education must "provide students... with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle the student's complaint." If you reside in a state outside of Ohio and are enrolled in online classes at Mount Carmel College of Nursing and have a complaint, you should contact your state agency.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education:
  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit, and propriety institutions of higher education in Ohio. While the Ohio Department of Higher Education has limited authority over colleges and universities, and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, ODHE staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions. Information, can be found on its website. https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC):
  • The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent body responsible for the accreditation of programs offered by Mount Carmel College of Nursing. The HLC receives complaints from students or other parties. When a complaint raises issues regarding an institution's ability to meet accreditation criteria, the HLC will forward a copy of the complaint to the institution and request a formal response. Instructions for filing a complaint with the Commission are available on its website. https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/complaints.html

Title IV Compliance

The College is in compliance with its program responsibilities associated with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (HEA98) via publication on the Department of Education's College Navigator. Click nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  for details.

Title IX Compliance

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, educational, and working environment that is free from gender discrimination and harassment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity, and respect in matters of sexual conduct.  Title IX prohibits Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation of any kind on the basis of sex.  Title IX also prohibits Violence Against Women Act offenses ("Sexual and Interpersonal Offenses") such as sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Any person, regardless of gender, can be a victim/survivor of a Title IX violation. This Policy applies to both on-campus and off-campus conduct, academic, educational, co-curricular, and other MCCN programs.  Any Title IX violation is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

By providing resources for prevention, education, support, investigation, and a fair disciplinary process, MCCN seeks to eliminate Title IX violations. MCCN is dedicated to preventing these violations by providing:

  • Education and prevention programming informing the community about the risks and myths that contribute to violence.
  • Assistance and support including interim support measures.
  • Processes for reliable and impartial investigation and adjudication that includes appropriate disciplinary sanctions for those who commit Title IX violations including suspension and dismissal. When a violation does occur, MCCN will take appropriate steps to prevent its recurrence and remedy the discriminatory effect on the reporter (and victim/survivor if different from the reporter) and others, as appropriate.

MCCN's Policy is designed to comply with applicable state and federal laws. MCCN reserves the right to modify or deviate from this Policy when, in the sole judgment of MCCN, circumstances warrant, in order to protect the rights of the involved parties, or to comply with the law.

This Policy describes how MCCN typically responds to reports of Title IX violations. It also:

  • Provides guidance for those who have been the victim/survivor of such a violation.
  • Outlines MCCN's student disciplinary response to alleged violations.
  • Identifies the relevant places within MCCN responsible for the Policy and programs associated with it.

The MCCN Director of Compliance is also MCCN's Title IX Coordinator and handles matters related to Title IX violations.  The Director of Compliance may be reached at 614-234-2341, 127 S. Davis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43222 or equity@mccn.edu. The Director of Compliance will help students or employees:

  • Access medical and mental health treatment.
  • Report the Sexual or Interpersonal Offense to the police.
  • Access support resources.
  • Assist the victim/survivor in obtaining a MCCN no-contact order, a court-issued restraining order, or other lawful order of protection.

MCCN encourages students and employees who have been the victim/survivor of Sexual or Interpersonal Offenses to pursue criminal charges against the person or persons they believe to have committed the crime. A criminal charge and a MCCN investigation or disciplinary complaint may be pursued at the same time. Students or employees may file a disciplinary complaint with or without pursuing criminal charges. Victim/survivor support and resources are available regardless of criminal charges, or MCCN disciplinary action.

Confidential Reporting

The College offers students the option to confidentially report whether they have been a victim/survivor of a Title IX or Violence Against Women Act offense to the College's Student Behavioral Health Clinician, Vicki Neal. She is available by phone at 614-234-5800 or email at vneal@mccn.edu.

For a complete copy of the Mount Carmel Title IX Policy, click here . Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Mount Carmel Title IX Officer (614-234-2341) or the Deputy Title IX Office (614-234-5828).127 S. Davis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43222.

Voter Registration

Mount Carmel College of Nursing will distribute voter registration forms to all enrolled students no less than 60 days before the published voter registration deadline for any federal election or state gubernatorial election.