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A leader in nursing education for more than a century, Mount Carmel offers an evidence-based and flexible online Bachelor of Science program designed by expert faculty—all to fit the busy lifestyles and schedules of licensed registered nurses. With full accreditation and a student-first focus, Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to advancing nursing careers to meet the critical demands of today’s healthcare environments.

1. How many credits are required for graduation?

A total of 120 semester credits are required for the baccalaureate degree and 90 of those credits are transferred from coursework completed in prior nursing education. The MCCN program offers the remaining 30 credits to complete the degree.

2. How long will it take to complete the program?

  • Full time — complete the program in 2 semesters
  • Part time — complete the program in 3 to 4 semesters taking one class per session*

* Courses are offered in 6-week sessions.

There are 3 sessions offered Fall and Spring Semesters; 2 sessions offered during the Summer Semester.

3. What are the student admission requirements?

No nursing proficiency or placement exams are required for admission. Graduation from an approved RN program of study and a current, unencumbered state license are required for admission*.Prior credit based on prior academic work and licensure establishes earned credit toward the credits required for the BSN degree [38 semester credit hours in nursing, 52 semester credit hours in general education courses].

* Dual enrollment students may be admitted prior to holding RN licensure; a valid RN licensure is required for enrollment in NURS 402, NURS 403 and NURS 490 and is required to complete the program of study.

4. What are other requirements of the program?

Students must complete the Introduction to Online Learning (free) course prior to starting the curriculum to maximize their opportunity for success in an online study environment.

5. Is tuition assistance available?

Federal aid (loans and grants) is available from the College for eligible students. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to initiate the federal aid process.

6. How and when do I apply?

Students are admitted before each semester, three times a year. Applications must be submitted online 8 weeks prior to the start of a semester and must be accompanied by a $30 application fee. Applications must be accompanied by college transcripts for all post-secondary coursework.

Upcoming deadlines.

7. Whom should I contact for more information?

Visit www.mccn.edu/MyRN2BSN or contact:

Peggy Shaw, MSN/ED, BSN, RN
Program Admissions Advisor

Therese Snively, PhD, RN
Program Advisor

Jami Nininger, DNP, RN
Associate Dean, Graduate and Distance Education Programs

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