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Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) as a means of obtaining authorization to deliver online programs outside of the state of Ohio. Therefore, MCCN agrees to maintain compliance standards with state regulatory agencies who are members of NC-SARA. To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit:

NC-Sara is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Mount Carmel College of Nursing received institutional approval by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements on 6/26/2017.

Professional Licensure Information

NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Presently, the available online programs offered at Mount Carmel College of Nursing do not lead to professional licensure.

Important Note for Prospective Students: If you are considering an online program that leads to a professional license in a state other than Ohio, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning the program. For licensing board contact information, licensure requirements and program approval status, please email the State Authorization team.

Online Programs available at MCCN

Complaint Process

If you are a student in an online program and you have concerns and/or complaints, please contact your program advisor first.

Student rights and expectations are described in the Student Code of Conduct. If the grievance involves an issue related to a College – wide policy, please review the policy:

External Resources

If a student located in a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state has a complaint about an institution operating under SARA, the complaints must first go through the institution’s procedure (noted above) for resolution of the concern. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process, the complaint may be brought to the SARA portal agency in the institution’s home state – refer to the SARA Student Complaint Process. States that are members of SARA are highlighted blue on the NC-SARA map (below)


Note: MCCN distance education program cannot currently admit students from the state of Colorado.

Other External Resources


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Telephone: (916) 263-1897
Online Dispute Resolution Request

Accreditation Resources

Higher Learning Commission – Complaint process