Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook

RN-BSN Program Curriculum

RN-BSN Completion Program

The goal of the Mount Carmel College Online RN-BSN Completion Program is to offer educational opportunities that will expand an RN’s current knowledge base to earn a BSN. The curriculum features a wide sprectrum of classes and course work to facilitate learning that integrates the most current knowledge from the humanities, liberal arts, and sciences with current health issues. Time to completion of the program will vary based on whether students attend full-time or part-time.


Prerequisite Requirements

  • A current and unrestricted RN license
  • 48 semester credits of General Electives coursework
  • 42 semester credits of Nursing coursework

The RN student must have a current, unencumbered state license*. No nursing proficiency or placement exams are required for admission. Through RN licensure and prior academic credit, applicants may have earned credit (42 semester credit hours in nursing and 48 semester credit hours in general education) transferred in towards the BSN degree.

The following GE’s are required prerequisites:

Course Credits
Statistics/Data Analysis                                                      3
Comp I/Communications                     3

Credit for other support courses may be earned at MCCN or may be transferred from previous education. The general requirements include a total of 33 credits with at least 3 credits earned in each of the following categories:

Category GE Requirements
English Comp/Communications                          i.e. Eng Comp I, Eng Comp II, Public Speaking, Communications

Logic/Math/Analytic Thinking/
Business Healthcare

i.e. College Math, Algebra, Data Analysis, Critical Thinking
Arts/Culture and Humanities/
Healthcare Policy
i.e. Art History, Ethics, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Culture

Social/Behavioral Science/
Resilience/Professional Nursing Development

i.e. General Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Growth and Development
Sciences i.e. Biology, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Physics, Physiology, Pathophysiology

RN-BSN Completion Curriculum

Total Semester Credits = 120