In this program, students complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at Ohio Wesleyan. If they meet eligibility requirements, they can complete the Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in 13 or 18 months.

Students who complete a bachelor's degree at Ohio Wesleyan before pursuing a BSN may have broader and more flexible opportunities in the job market.

OWU offers more than 70 majors, and many of these can be especially valuable by enhancing and expanding the skills students develop in a nursing program. These majors include: Communication, Exercise Science, Health & Human Kinetics, Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish, Women's & Gender Studies, Zoology, and more.

MCCN Admission Requirements

To be eligible for a guaranteed spot in the Second Degree Accelerated Program at MCCN, students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at OWU, and achive a minimum grade of "C" in all course work that transfers to MCCN.

Required OWU Courses

The OWU courses in the chart below are recommended for students participating in the program, and they will transfer directly to the corresponding MCCN course as part of the Second Degree Accelerated Program.

OWU Course Equivalent MCCN Course
BIOL 120 Introduction to Cell Biology  
BIOL 125 Introduction to Microbiology SCIE 125: Microbiology
CHEM 100.1 Principles of General, Organic, and Biochemistry SCIE 103: Organic Biochemistry
MATH 105 Basic Probability and Statistics or MATH 200.3 Biostatistics (recommended -- MATH 110 is a prerequisite). HLTH 320: Statistics
NUTR 300.11 Human Nutrition and Metabolism SCIE 220: Nutrition
PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 101: General Psychology
PSYC 233 Lifespan Development PSYC 225: Human Growth & Development
BIOL 329 Human Anatomy OR BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology SCIE 123: Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 325 : Human Physiology SCIE 124: Anatomy & Physiology II

MCCN Application Letter

Students who graduate from OWU in 3.5 years or 4 years and intend to apply to the SDAP at MCCN must file a letter of intent to apply with the MCCN Office of Admissions while they are enrolled as an undergraduate at OWU. This submission assures the student a place in the guaranteed group of OWU graduates attending MCCN. A deposit of $300 must accompany this letter of intent. When students subsequently enter the SDAP class, the deposit will be applied toward their tuition. If the student does not apply to the SDAP or does not qualify for admission, this deposit is nonrefundable.

Deferred Start to the SDAP

Some students accepted to the SDAP program may wish to defer the start of the program until the next class. To do so, they must send a letter to the MCCN Office of Admissions requesting a deferment. This letter must clearly state the reason for this request and be sent within 10 business days of the student's acceptance. A letter of reference from an OWU faculty recommending that this deferment be granted must accompany the deferment request. Whether the deferment is granted is the decision of MCCN.

Department Contact Info


Director: David Markwardt
Slocum Hall 308
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3880