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Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2014-2015 
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online RN-BSN Completion Program

RN-BSN Program

The goal of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing 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 spectrum 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. Full-time and part-time enrollment options are available (click here  for details).

Admission Requirements

Applications to the Online RN-BSN program are due by six weeks prior to the start of the entering semester. Following successful completion of all prerequisite courses, the full-time student starting Fall or Spring Semester or Summer Session can complete the program in four semesters. Classes are typically small, which allows for an individualized approach to learning. Both full-time and part-time study are available.

Applicants to the RN-BSN completion program must submit the following documents. No nursing proficiency or placement tests are required.

  • A completed and signed Application for Admission.
  • A non-refundable, one-time $30 application fee (check or money order made payable to Mount Carmel College of Nursing).
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work. Transcripts must be submitted directly to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Online RN-BSN Completion Program.
  • A current and unrestricted RN license.
  • Evidence of successful completion of all required prerequisite coursework. Registered nurse students may be admitted to Mount Carmel College of Nursing after they have completed at 52 semester credits in general education, including Basic Statistics (or 49 semester credits without Basic Statistics), in addition to 32 semester credits in nursing.
  • A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in prior coursework
  • If applying for admission while still enrolled in prerequisite courses, a statement of expected completion dates for the courses is required.

Priority consideration is given to applicants from NLNAC accredited pre-licensure nursing programs. MCCN will evaluate applicant packages and may consider admission for those from non-NLNAC accredited pre-licensure nursing programs on an individual basis.

If nursing coursework and/or a degree was earned outside the United States, contact World Education Services (www.wes.org) for an evaluation of equivalent U.S. degree.

Application and correspondence related to admission to the Online RN-BSN Completion Program should be directed to:

  Peggy Shaw
Program Admission Advisor
  Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 South Davis Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43222-1504
Phone (614) 234-1176
Fax (614) 234-2875
E-mail: pshaw@mccn.edu

Program Completion Time

Online RN-BSN students must complete the Mount Carmel Nursing Program within 15 semesters, or 5 years, of the date of admission.

Residency Requirement

The MCCN residency requirement policy requires completion of  a minimum of 32 credit hours to be granted a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Technology Proficiency/Online Student Orientation

The program begins with an online technology orientation to enhance the student’s online learning experience. All entering Mount Carmel students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of computer and internet competency. The student must demonstrate this competency by the successful completion of the Online Student Orientation module prior to enrolling in the first course of the program, NURS 301 - Nursing Informatics . A new student will not be permitted to enroll until successful completion of the Technology Proficiency Requirement.

The Online Student Orientation is an independent self-study course students must complete during the first semester of enrollment. For additional assistance or computer help sessions, contact the Academic Support Services Office (614-234-5839).

The student must have the ability to:

  1. Log onto the Internet and other applications with a user ID and password.
  2. Use a search engine on the Internet.
  3. Use the Library databases to retrieve articles.
  4. Receive, send, and reply to email.
  5. Develop, file, revise, edit, and print Microsoft Word® documents.
  6. Attach documents/files to email messages and/or assignments.
  7. Follow and participate in an online discussion or chat.

Online Technology

Students encountering problems with CARMELink access should contact the Online RN-BSN Completion Program Advisor (tsnively@mccn.edu, 614/234-3362) or submit an email (from their mccn.edu account) to HelpLine@mccn.edu.

The following computer hardware and software are required for success in the Online RN-BSN Completion Program.

Hardware Requirements PC MAC
Operating System Windows XP (Windows Vista or higher recommended) OS X 10.5 or higher
Processor Intel Core or higher (Core i3 or higher recommended, AMD K10 series or higher  Intel x86
Memory 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM or higher recommended  1 gigabyte (GB) or higher
Available storage 16 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space or higher 16 GB or higher
Monitor Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor 1024 x 768 screen resolution
CD-ROM or DVD Drive Recommended Recommended
Miscellaneous Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device DSL / cable connection speed
Web Browser Recommended: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome Recommended: Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
Software Current version of JAVA, Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Air, MS Silverlight, Adobe Reader Current version of JAVA, Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Air, MS Silverlight, Adobe Reader
Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation Software Microsoft Office 2003 or higher. Latest version of Office is 2010.

Microsoft Office can be purchased at a discount from:
Microsoft Office for MAC 2008 or higher; latest version of Office for MAC 2011
Webcam/headset Required Required

Note: The College has no support for documents created in Word Perfect or Microsoft Works.

Etiquette for Online Learning (“Netiquette”)

Students are to treat one another and their faculty with respect at all times. Click here for Rules for Online Etiquette, commonly referred to as “Netiquette.” These rules are also located in CARMELink in every course under “Read This First – Online Learning Orientation,” then “Computer Help,” then “Netiquette.” Failure to abide by Online Etiquette or Netiquette may result in Academic or Professional Misconduct charges.

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students are solely responsible for their own successful progress and completion of the degree program and requirements they select. While advisors are available to help students with course selection, each student is the only individual responsible for whether or not he/she graduates from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.


The Online RN-BSN Completion Program Advisor provides the following advising services:

1. Assist in planning the student’s academic program.
2. Advise regarding course registration each semester.
3. Interpret academic requirements, policies, and procedures.
4. Monitor student progress toward fulfilling degree requirements and grade point achievement.

Community Service Requirement

Prior to completion of the program, students must complete 10 hours of community service. Click here  for details regarding this requirement.