Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook

Pre-Licensure Admissions


Undergraduate Programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


Functional Abilities and Performance Standards

Mount Carmel College of Nursing believes that certain essential functional abilities and performance standards are necessary for the safe practice of professional nursing and the successful participation in completion of a nursing education program.

Students (and prospective students) are encouraged to review these Functional Abilities and Performance Standards. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory application of these functional abilities and performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments, during their course of study in nursing.

The essential functional abilities and performance standards include:

  • Sensory:  The ability to gather accurate and complete data from the physical environment using vision, touch, and hearing. Ability to accurately distinguish between colors and see changes in colors; discriminate, visually, at the millimeter level between technical markings and small type fonts; ability to hear device and overhead alarms, communicate via telephone and other electronic modes of communication, and use a stethoscope to auscultate sounds within the human body; tactile ability to sense changes in the temperature of an object, including the skin of another person, perceive pulsatile forces (such as produced in an artery by the contraction of the heart), and to detect the presence of abnormal bumps, nodules, or masses upon palpation of skin and tissues.
  • Communication:  The ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with other people, including through the use of telecommunication technologies such as phones, computers, and intercoms. Ability to interpret common non-verbal expressions indicating pain, discomfort, anxiety, and other behavioral states. Effectiveness in communication using both written and spoken English. Ability to give and provide information accurately, quickly, and efficiently. The ability to enter text using a standard computer keyboard and print text and place a signature, in a legible fashion, on paper and other surfaces.
  • Cognitive:  Ability to process multiple sources of information, develop an understanding, make judgments and decisions, and take actions based on this information. Ability to read and understand electronic and paper documents, including technical medical and clinical documents, in English. Ability to develop increasingly complex understandings of cultural, social, scientific, and interpersonal concepts necessary for making sound professional nursing judgments. Ability to take measurements, communicate and describe the physical environment quantitatively, perform advanced arithmetic and numerical operations (such as is necessary for calculating medication dosages and rates), and interpret graphical displays of scientific and real-time physiologic data.
  • Motor:  Fine and gross motor skills sufficient to operate common clinical equipment such as IV pumps, suction devices, and floor lifts; ability to perform a physical assessment or examination on clients across the lifespan; ability to carry out delicate and/or emergency clinical procedures such as airway suctioning, intravenous line insertion, and giving injections. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds independently. Stamina required to completely satisfy nursing work requirements during a “shift” of 10 consecutive hours.
  • Behavioral and emotional:  Ability to work in teams of diverse providers in a positive, non-threatening, and non-discriminatory manner. Ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships with clients. Ability to effectively perform professional duties in stressful situations and under significant time pressures. Ability to regulate emotions in times of stress, anger, or upset. Ability to adhere to and apply ethical and professional codes of conduct and all applicable laws and regulations. Openness to new experiences, revision of existing attitudes, and positive regard for uncertainty and change in work and study settings.

Advanced Placement Credit

Mount Carmel College of Nursing recognizes the Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Program of The College Board as an excellent way to earn college credit toward the baccalaureate degree. Mount Carmel College of Nursing will award equivalent course credit for the following AP examinations with a score of ‘3’ or higher.

AP Examination Minimum Score MCCN course Semester Hours
English Language & Composition 3 English Composition (ENGL 110 ) 3
English Literature & Composition 3 English Composition (ENGL 110 ) 3
Psychology 3 General Psychology (PSYC 101 ) 3
Statistics 3 Health Statistics (HLTH 320 ) 3

Contact the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Transfer Credit Evaluator for specific AP examinations covered under this policy.

Evaluation of AP credit is handled by the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Transfer Credit Evaluator. Official confirmation of AP scores must come directly from The College Board to the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Admissions Office. Notation of AP work on a high school transcript will not suffice. All AP credit accepted will be noted on the student’s transcript as “EM.”

A student requesting evaluation of AP credit must contact automated service (https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting) and request the score report be sent directly to the Admissions Office at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. The College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code for MCCN is 1502.

AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Fax:  610-290-8979

CLEP Credit

Mount Carmel College of Nursing recognizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of The College Board as an excellent way to earn college credit toward the baccalaureate degree. MCCN will award equivalent course credit for the following CLEP examinations with a score of ‘50’ or higher.

CLEP Examination Minimum Score MCCN course Semester Hours
College Composition 50 English Composition (ENGL 110 ) 3
Introductory Psychology 50 General Psychology (PSYC 101 ) 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Introduction to Sociology (SOCL 101 ) 3

In addition, MCCN will award equivalent course credit up to a maximum of 3 courses (9 semester hours) with a score of ‘50’ or higher on CLEP examinations in the subject areas of humanities or social sciences.  MCCN. Contact the MCCN Transfer Credit Evaluator for specific CLEP examinations covered under this policy.

Evaluation of CLEP credit is handled by the MCCN Transfer Credit Evaluator. Official confirmation of CLEP scores must come directly from The College Board to the MCCN Admissions Office. Notation of CLEP work on a high school transcript will not suffice. All CLEP credit accepted will be noted on the student’s MCCN transcript as “EM.”

A student requesting evaluation of CLEP credit must submit a transcript request from the College Board by completing the Transcript Request Form. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222. The College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code for MCCN is 1502.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Mount Carmel College of Nursing recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program as an excellent way to earn college credit toward the baccalaureate degree. MCCN will award equivalent course credit for the following IB coursework examinations with a score of “4” or higher.

IB EXAM Minimum Score MCCN Course

Semester Hours

Art/Design 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
Economics 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
Economic Policy 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
English A1 4 English Composition (ENGL 110) 3
English A2 4 English Composition (ENGL 110) 3
Geography 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
History (including regional) 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
History of the Islamic World 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
Music 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
Philosophy 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
Psychology 4 General Psychology (PSYC 101) 3
Social Anthropology 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3
Theatre Arts 4 Humanities/Social Science Elective (HUMN/SSCI) 3

In addition, MCCN will award equivalent course credit up to a maximum of 4 courses (11 semester hours, with 5 semester hours of electives maximum) with a score of “4” or higher on IB examinations in the subject areas of humanities or social sciences. This credit will be applied toward the humanities/social science elective credit at MCCN. Contact the MCCN Transfer Credit Evaluator for specific IB examinations covered under this policy.

Evaluation of IB credit is handled by the MCCN Transfer Credit Evaluator. Official confirmation of IB scores must come directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization to the MCCN Admissions Office. Notation of IB work on a high school transcript will not suffice. All IB credit accepted will be noted on the student’s MCCN transcript as “EM.”

A student requesting evaluation of IB credit must go through IBO’s website and fill out the Online Request Results Service Form and request the score report be sent directly to the Admissions Office at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Placement Testing

All new freshmen and transfer freshmen in the undergraduate traditional nursing program at Mount Carmel College of Nursing are required to complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) in the areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English/Language Usage. This assessment is conducted as part of the entrance and placement process. All other students, including Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP), are exempt from taking the ATI TEAS.

Math Placement

All entering pre-licensure students in applicable programs, regardless of class level or previous math coursework, are reviewed for math placement based on the results of their ATI TEAS scores.

English Placement

All entering pre-licensure students in applicable programs who do not have equivalent transfer credit for English Composition are reviewed for English placement based on their ATI TEAS and ACT-English scores.

  • Students are placed into ENGL 110  if their ACT-English score is 18 or higher.
  • Students with an ACT-English score less than 18 are placed into ENGL 110  if their ATI TEAS English level is Proficient or higher.
  • Students with an ACT-English score below 18 and a ATI TEAS English level of Basic or Developmental are placed into ENGL 100 .
  • Credit for ENGL 100 counts toward total hours earned but not in total hours required to graduate.
  • Students who successfully complete ENGL 100  are subsequently required to complete ENGL 110 .

College and Career Success (SSCI 111 & 112)

  • All new students classified by MCCN as first-time freshmen and new transfer students are required to successfully complete College and Career Success during the first two semesters, regardless of their ATI TEAS results.
  • Exceptions are only granted for undergraduate students who have a prior degree.

Proficiency Exams

Some academic areas within the College have developed subject-based proficiency exams leading to the award of Credit by Examination (“EM” credit) if passed with a grade of “C” (73%) or higher. Credit by Examination is not an option for nursing clinical courses. Science exams are available to students who have not completed a science course within the past five years or those whose knowledge was gained from job experience or training. However, all students permitted to take science proficiency exams must have completed some college-level course work in the subject area.

There is a non-refundable fee for each proficiency exam that must be paid prior to taking the exam. Refer to Tuition and Fees  for the current fee.

Requests for proficiency exams are handled through the Transfer Credit Evaluation office.

Credit for Prior Education 

All applicants to Mount Carmel College of Nursing are eligible to apply for credit granting. Perspective students wishing to have their prior education assessed for credit granting must provide documents of their prior education, training, and not limited to military training.  Upon receipt of official transcripts, credit will be granted, as appropriate.

For veterans and military students, evaluations will occur in accordance with 38 CFR 21.4253(d) (3). Veterans seeking to use the GI Bill® (GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans10/2/2023 Page 144 of 209 Affairs (VA)) can obtain more information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill ).

Prospective students who request to credit granting from previously attended institutions should submit official transcripts to the Records and Registration Office via electronic submission (registrar@mccn.edu), or sealed official transcripts to the campus designee, one week prior to their anticipated start date. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent from the originating institution to the Registrar or campus-based designee. 

Prospective students must submit official or unofficial transcripts 14 calendar days before their anticipated start date. Official transcripts must be provided according to the above outlined policy no later 7 calendar days prior to their anticipated start date. Students failing to submit official transcripts 7 calendar days prior to their anticipated start date may be denied transfer and/or admission to their chosen program. Transfer of credit will not be reviewed on or past the students anticipated start date.

In addition to official transcripts, copies of course descriptions, school catalogs, and course syllabi may be requested for evaluation purposes. Please note that course schedules which are based on an unofficial transcript are subject to change if information contained in the official transcript differs from the unofficial transcript. The college does not evaluate credit based on prior learning experience including, but not limited to, life or work experience.

As a rule, the following guidelines are followed when considering transfer credit at MCCN:

  1. Transfer of credit is required to come from a post-secondary institution accredited by one of the seven regional accrediting commissions.
    1. https://www.chea.org/regional-accrediting-organizations#western-junior
    2. Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    3. Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    4. New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    5. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    6. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    7. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  2. Only college level courses with grades of “C” or higher are eligible for consideration of transfer credit (grades of “C-” or lower are not acceptable for transfer). MCCN refrains from the transcription of credit from other institutions that it does not apply to its own programs.
  3. Courses reviewed for transfer of credit must have a minimum of 80% content match with of Mount Carmel’s Course(s).
  4. Courses with clinical hours must match with 80% of the perspective Mount Carmel’s Course(s) clinical hours.
  5. MCCN reserves the right to accept or reject all transfer credits in terms of their own institutional standards and requirements. Courses considered for transfer must be equivalent to those required in the current MCCN curriculum or meet established requirements.
  6. Transfer credit grades are not included in the cumulative grade point average at MCCN.
  7. Transfer credit is included in total credits earned. All courses accepted for transfer will be noted on the student’s MCCN transcript as “K.” Potential transfer of credit may be posted on students transcript as “P(Potential)K”
  8. Perspective student currently attending another institution may at times have an active course applicable to their perspective program. 
    1. In these situations, potential transfer of credit may be posted in a student’s plan of study as “PK.” Official transcript(s) providing the course(s) final grade must be submitted 7 calendar days before the start of the program. 
    2. In the event the student is unable to provide by day one of the students program, their “PK” grade will not be converted to official transfer of credit “K.” The course will be removed from the plan of study and the students schedule will be adjusted accordingly. 
    3. Student not meeting admissions requirements due to uncompleted “PK” grade conversion to official transfer of credit, “K,” may be cancelled and/or deferred to the next available start date of their chosen program. 
  9. Except for courses articulated through transfer policies or institutional agreements, the institution makes no promises to prospective students regarding the acceptability and applicability of credit awarded by examination or credit for transfer until an evaluation has been conducted by the Mount Carmel College Transfer Credit Evaluation Officer or designee.
  10. The stakeholders for the program and/or transfer of credit designee, is responsible for the determination of the transferability of nursing courses for pre-licensure nursing students (see “Nursing Transfer Credit” below).
  11. If a student should waive the credit for a transfer course, the student is held accountable for completing the course at MCCN. If a failure results in that course, it must be repeated per MCCN policy.
  12. Credit earned at institutions outside the United States must first be evaluated by a MCCN approved credential evaluation service.
    1. International Transcript Evaluation Services
      Members of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)
      World Education Services, Inc
      P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
      New York, NY 10113-0745
      (212) 966-6311
      http://www.wes.org
    2. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
      P.O. Box 514070
      Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
      (414) 289-3400
      http://www.ece.org
    3. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
      International Educational Consultants
      P.O. Box 248233
      Coral Gables, FL 33124
      (305) 666-0233
      http://www.jsilny.com
    4. International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
      P.O. Box 66940
      Los Angeles, CA 90066
      (310) 390-6276
      http://www.ierf.orge.
    5. Educational Perspectives
      P.O. Box 618056
      Chicago, IL 60661-8056
      (312) 421-9300
      info@educational-perspectives.org
      http://www.educational-perspectives.org/
  13. Nursing Transfer Credit:
    1. New pre-licensure nursing students with transfer nursing credit from other institutions and former MCCN nursing students being readmitted to the College must undergo evaluation of academic nursing credit after admission is offered and confirmed.
    2. In order to assure student success in the MCCN program the academic stakeholders for the program and/or transfer of credit designee, will evaluate previous nursing credit and determine, prior to registration for any MCCN nursing course, the need for prerequisite review. Examples of what may be required include: demonstration of nursing skill levels review and/or auditing courses applicable to program core.
    3. Senior level nursing courses (400 level) are not eligible for transfer of credit.
    4. Graduate Coursework:
      1.  maximum of 12 credit hours of equivalent course work, with a grade of “B,” may be transferred from another graduate program or proficiency examination into the Master’s Program. To review the DNP transfer credit policy, click here. Once enrolled at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, degree candidates are required to complete all degree coursework offered through Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
      2. Degree Candidates may not transfer credit toward core degree courses. 
      3. Post Graduate Certificate AC-AGNP students who already hold a national nurse practitioner certification and seek a second nurse practitioner area of focus, their transcripts will be evaluated for clinical practicum hours and courses. The AC-AGNP Master’s nurse practitioner program requires 650 clinical practicum hours. A certified nurse practitioner may be given transfer credit for 150 hours of our 650 clinical practicum hour requirement to acknowledge the clinical expertise already demonstrated by the certificate student. 
      4. National AG-ACNP, FNP, and PMHNP certification exams require a minimum of 500 clinical practicum hours. Additionally, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) with a valid APRN license seeking a second nurse practitioner certification may be given transfer credit for NURS 525: Role Transition – APRN.
  14. Military Credit:
    1. Credit for military training and experience in the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard or the Reserve Components may be granted in accordance with the credit recommendations provided by the American Council on Education (ACE).
    2. In order to have such work evaluated and added to the permanent academic record, a potential student needs to submit, to the Office of Records and Registration, certified copies of any documentation related to these experiences, including official military transcripts and discharge forms.
    3. Decisions regarding the utilization of credit granted through this program shall be made at the discretion of the Transcript Evaluator, in consultation with the Associate Dean of the applicable program.
  15. Course Recency: Age of courses to be transferred are based on start date of program enrollment. Courses over the assigned thresholds may be reviewed by academic stakeholders to override this academic standard otherwise courses in excess of this timeframe are not eligible for transfer of credit.
Degree Level Subject Area  Time
Undergraduate Clinical 5 years
Undergraduate Pharmacology 5 years
Graduate Physical Assessment 5 years
Graduate Pathophysiology 5 years
Graduate Pharmacology 5 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer of Credit Appeals

Students that are not satisfied with the transfer appeal decision have the right to appeal the review within 30 days of their initial transfer of credit evaluation. Student will need to complete a transfer of credit appeal form that they may access from CARMELink. Student must submit the transfer credit appeal form electronically to their Student Success Advisor.  The form must be complete including supporting documentation (course syllabi) from their prior institutions to support rationale.

The Credit Evaluation Staff will consult with subject matter experts and other college personnel to determine the outcome of the appeal.  The Mount Carmel College will respond via email to the appeal within 10 business days.  Once the evaluation is complete, students may not ask for the courses to be evaluated again as the appeal decision is final.

Military Credit

Credit for military training and experience in the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard or the Reserve Components may be granted in accordance with the credit recommendations provided by the American Council on Education (ACE). In order to have such work evaluated and added to the permanent academic record, a potential student needs to submit, to the Office of Records and Registration, certified copies of any documentation related to these experiences, including official military transcripts and discharge forms. Decisions regarding the utilization of credit granted through this program shall be made at the discretion of the Transcript Evaluator, in consultation with the Associate Dean of the applicable program.

Non-Degree Students

Enrollment in specific classes for non-degree students is on a space-available basis. Permission is granted by the Director of Records and Registration. Students enrolled in the College on non-degree status must achieve a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA by the time twelve credit hours are completed or be dismissed from the College. Students are permitted to enroll only in general education courses during non-degree enrollment. 

International Students

Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not issue Immigration Form I-20 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Therefore, the College is not eligible to accept new or transfer international students who need I-20 credentialing. The College welcomes international applicants who do not require an I-20 clearance.

International transcripts must be evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service. The evaluation must be sent directly from the credentialing service to MCCN. Click here  for a specific list of accepted National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) members.

TOEFL scores (required of students for whom English is not their native language) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/toefl) to MCCN; a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1502.

Provisional Acceptance Requirements

Students admitted provisionally must achieve a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first semester of study to gain full acceptance and remain in the program of study.

Proof of Graduation

Based on the program of choice, students may need to provide documentation of previous education during the enrollment process. All students must show proof of completion of 12th-grade level education to complete the enrollment. Mount Carmel College of Nursing must receive official documentation no later than five days after the start of their program. Students’ acceptance is considered contingent until official proof of graduation is received by the Office of Records and Registration. Failure to provide documentation may result in cancellation of student’s enrollment.

Acceptable forms of proof include:

  1. Copy of a US high school transcript from a state approved or US Department of Education approved school.
  2. Copy of a G.E.D. certificate.
  3. Copy of homeschooling completion certificate.
    1. Applicants submitting certificate of completion transcript for home school are subject to education validation and standards from the state granting the high school equivalency.
    2. Home school transcripts when received must be notarized and/or certified by a school official according to state regulations.
    3. Director of Records and Registration to provide evaluation of education to meet standards before acceptance.
  4. Copy of a completed Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s degree, or Doctorate obtained from a school with accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  5. A foreign transcript at the high school, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree completed may evaluated by a recognized agency to be the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
    1. Applicants wishing to submit foreign evaluation documentation evaluated by an approved agency take full responsibility to acquire and provide such documentation.
    2. The College will not pay any fees that may be incurred by an applicant to submit such proof.
    3. Evaluators are:
      1. International Transcript Evaluation Services
        Members of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)
        World Education Services, Inc
        P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
        New York, NY 10113-0745
        (212) 966-6311
        http://www.wes.org
      2. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
        P.O. Box 514070
        Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
        (414) 289-3400
        http://www.ece.org
      3. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
        International Educational Consultants
        P.O. Box 248233
        Coral Gables, FL 33124
        (305) 666-0233
        http://www.jsilny.com
      4. International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
        P.O. Box 66940
        Los Angeles, CA 90066
        (310) 390-6276
        http://www.ierf.orge.
      5. Educational Perspectives
        P.O. Box 618056
        Chicago, IL 60661-8056
        (312) 421-9300
        info@educational-perspectives.org
        http://www.educational-perspectives.org/

 

NOTE: Documentation of certificate-level programs cannot be used for proof of graduation.

Admission: Pre-Licensure Nursing Program

The College accepts students on a modified rolling admission basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and are notified in writing of the admission decision after application documents are complete and have been reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Applications and associated materials are accepted during the following periods prior to the entering semester.

Entering Semester Applications Accepted
  • Fall
  • September 1 - August 1 (traditional program)

Listed below are requirements for admission to the pre-licensure nursing program:

  • High school graduation with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or GED. A minimum college-level cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale is required for transfer students.
  • Completion of the following high school courses with a minimum grade of “C” (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). If a minimum grade of “C” was not achieved in the listed course, the applicant is required to complete the course at the college level and earn a minimum grade of “C.” 
  College Preparatory English 4 credits
  College Preparatory Math 3 credits
       (including Algebra II)  
  Laboratory Sciences 3 credits
       (chemistry and biology are required)  
  Social Science 3 credits
  Foreign Language (sign language accepted) 2 credits
  Visual or Performing Arts 1 credit
  • ACT or SAT test scores are required unless the applicant has been graduated from high school for more than five years or has earned at least 30 hours of college credit. A composite ACT score of 20 or better or SAT of 950 or better is recommended. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 3297 (ACT) and 1502 (SAT).
  • TOEFL scores (required of students for whom English is not their native language) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/toefl) to MCCN; a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1502.
  • In addition, an applicant with college credits must submit evidence of a college GPA of 2.80 or higher (only grades of “C” or higher are eligible to transfer).
  • Transfer applicants must also meet the high school course requirements. College courses will be evaluated for transfer credit.* Applicants must be admitted to Mount Carmel College of Nursing before courses will transfer. Enrollment classification/class level will be determined based on satisfactory completion of prerequisite/corequisite courses applicable to the Mount Carmel curriculum.

Click here  for the pre-licensure BSN plan of study at the Columbus campus.

Traditional High School Students/Transfer Students

The following documents are required to complete the application process (the Admissions Committee reserves the right to require additional information):

  • A completed Application for Admission (link to the online application).
  • A non-refundable, one-time, $30 application fee (credit card, check, or money order made payable to Mount Carmel College of Nursing) must accompany the Application for Admission.
  • A typewritten essay of 300 words or less (specific details are included on the Application for Admission).
  • A high school transcript. Transfer students are required to submit an official high school transcript even with an earned degree.
  • Current High School Students: A completed Course Enrollment Form (available with the admission packet) that lists any courses not included on transcripts in which the applicant is currently enrolled or plans to enroll prior to starting classes at Mount Carmel.
  • GED scores (if applicable) – official scores forwarded to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Office of Admissions, as well as official high school transcript of courses completed prior to leaving high school.
  • ALL college/university transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts forwarded directly to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Office of Admissions (no photocopies or faxes).
  • ACT or SAT standardized test scores (see admission requirements).
  • A typewritten activities/interests resume highlighting employment, community service, athletic participation, hobbies, interests, honors, and awards.
  • A copy of visa or permanent resident card, if applicable, (see International Students).
  • TOEFL scores (required of students for whom English is not their native language) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/toefl) to MCCN; a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1502.

Home-School Students

  • A completed Application for Admission (link to the online application).
  • A non-refundable, one-time, $30 application fee (credit card, check, or money order made payable to Mount Carmel College of Nursing) must accompany the Application for Admission.
  • A typewritten essay of 300 words or less (specific details are included on the Application for Admission).
  • A typewritten activities/interests resume highlighting employment, community service, athletic participation, hobbies, interests, honors, and awards.
  • A typewritten personal essay discussing academic preparation and detailing any unique experiences, academic or otherwise, which demonstrate the student’s preparation for college.
  • A written verification from the appropriate school district indicating that the student was excused from compulsory attendance for home education (signed by the school district superintendent).
  • ACT or SAT standardized test scores (see admission requirements).
  • A transcript or list, with grades, verifying that the student received the following instruction:
  College Preparatory English 4 credits
  College Preparatory Math 3 credits
       (including Algebra II)  
  Laboratory Sciences 3 credits
       (chemistry and biology are required)  
  Social Science 3 credits
  Foreign Language (sign language accepted) 2 credits
  Visual or Performing Arts 1 credit

The transcript must be signed by the school certifier and notarized.

  • Home school course content descriptions (syllabus) with a list of textbooks or other basic teaching aids.
  • Official GED score report.
  • All college/university transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts forwarded directly to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Office of Admissions (no photocopies or faxes).
  • TOEFL scores (required of students for whom English is not their native language) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/toefl) to MCCN; a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1502.
  • One letter of recommendation from a coach, pastor, employer, sponsor of an extracurricular activity, or teacher of any kind of private instruction (e.g., music lessons, etc.)

A personal interview may be required for any applicant. Application and correspondence related to admission should be mailed to:

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Office of Admissions
127 South Davis Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43222 

Admission: Advanced Placement Program (APP)

The Advanced Placement Program (APP), offered during Summer Session, will be of particular interest and value to students who have completed significant college credit and who have completed the required prerequisites. Following initial acceptance to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, the APP is an option that allows transfer students the opportunity to complete the BSN in five semesters.

Acceptance to the APP is highly competitive, and enrollment is limited. Students are selected for this accelerated and highly structured program based on strong academic performance in previous college coursework and successful completion of all prerequisite courses. A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is required to apply for the APP. Applicants are not guaranteed admission to the APP. Applications and associated materials are accepted during the following period prior to the entering semester. Link to the online application.

Entering Semester Applications Accepted
  • Summer
  • September 1 - January 15

Completed applications are reviewed for acceptance and applicants are notified in writing by mid-March regarding admission decisions. Those accepted will be required to submit a $300 deposit to confirm their intent to enroll in the Advanced Placement Program.

Students selected for the APP will complete a 12-week summer program. This demanding and intense program begins in mid-May and concludes in early August. It is comprised of all three sophomore level nursing courses. Once these courses are completed successfully, students begin the Fall Semester at Mount Carmel in junior level coursework and clinical experiences.

Minimum APP Admission Requirements

  • TOEFL scores (required of students for whom English is not their native language) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/toefl) to MCCN; a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1502.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed all non-nursing courses in the freshman and sophomore MCCN curriculum (with grades of “C” or higher) . These courses include:
  English Composition Anatomy and Physiology II*
  General Psychology Organic Biochemistry*
  Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan Microbiology*
  Introduction to Sociology Human Nutrition*
  Comparative Religions Physiologic Alterations I*
  Anatomy and Physiology I* Physiologic Alterations II*

Click here  for the pre-licensure BSN Advanced Placement Program (APP) plan of study.

Admission: SDAP - Second Degree Accelerated Program (13 and 18 month programs)

Applications and associated materials are accepted during the following period prior to the entering semester.

Entering Semester Applications Accepted
  • Spring
  • Spring and Fall
  • all year (SDAP 13 month)
  • all year (SDAP 18 month)

SDAP Admission Requirements

  • Earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution. If the degree was earned outside of the United States the transcripts must be evaluated by a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Click here  for a list of accepted NACES members.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average on all post-secondary coursework is strongly recommended.
  • In-person interview; telephone interview if residing out of Ohio.
  • TOEFL scores (required of students for whom English is not their native language) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/toefl) to MCCN; a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) is required. The institution code for Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1502.
  • Completion of the following prerequisites:
  English Composition Anatomy and Physiology I*
  General Psychology Anatomy and Physiology II*
  Introduction to Sociology Organic Biochemistry*
  Comparative Religions Microbiology*
  Statistics Human Nutrition*
  Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan Humanities or Social Science electives (5 semester credits)

The following are required to complete the application process:

  • A completed Application for Admission (link to the online application).
  • $30 non-refundable application fee.
  • A typewritten essay of 300 words or less (specific details are included with application).
  • Official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended.
  • A typewritten activities/interests resume highlighting employment, community service, athletics, hobbies, honors, and awards.
  • Copy of visa or permanent resident card and TOEFL scores, if applicable.

The following requirements must be completed prior to the first clinical course:

  • Completed institutional health requirements.
  • Current professional-level CPR certification from either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross, as follows:
American Heart Association
  1. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers or
  2. Instructor/Trainer/Faculty
American Red Cross
  1. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers or
  2. Instructor/Trainer/Faculty

Click here  for the pre-licensure BSN Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) plan of study.