The WC/Mount Carmel Program
Wilmington College and Mount Carmel College of Nursing have developed a joint program in which students complete two years of study at Wilmington College’s main campus and then move on to Mount Carmel’s campus in Columbus, Ohio to complete their nursing degree. Students take a required set of basic science and general education courses at Wilmington. After transferring to Mount Carmel, students complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing curriculum and graduate from Mount Carmel. To remain eligible to transfer to Mount Carmel, students must meet the following grade standards: no grade lower than “C” in any required course and an overall GPA of 3.00.
In addition to the required courses, students enrolling in the program are also expected to take a course in Mathematics and Wilmington College’s Interdisciplinary Studies 125: Global Issues and Awareness Seminar. Taking these two courses will allow students who change their minds and decide to stay at Wilmington to move more easily into a standard Wilmington College major. The Global Issues and Awareness seminar counts as one of the required Humanities/Social Science elective courses.
Below is the list of required courses for the first two years of this program.
- Biology 125, Human Nutrition
- Biology 231, Introduction to Cell Biology
- Biology 232, Life Processes
- Biology 315, Microbiology and Immunology
- Health Science 324, Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- Health Science 325, Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- English 101, Writing I
- Psychology 100, Introduction to Psychology
- Psychology 210, Developmental Psychology
- Sociology 100, Introduction to Sociology
- Sociology 200: Cultural Anthropology
- Health & Phys. Ed. 128, Personal/Community Health
- 2 Elective Courses in Humanities or Social Sciences
- Economics 341, Business Statistics I
- Religion & Philosophy 216: Values and Ethics -or- Health Science 300, Bioethics
- Religion & Philosophy 225: Comparative Religions
Below is an example curriculum plan for a student in Wilmington College’s part of the program. Students' actual schedules may vary from this plan based on what courses are offered in particular semesters.
- Biology 231
- English 101
- Psychology 100
- Sociology 100
- Math course as determined by ACT or SAT score.
- Biology 232
- Interdisciplinary Studies 125
- Psychology 210
- Health and Phys. Ed. 128
- Humanities/Social Science Elective
- Biology 125
- Economics 341
- Health Science 324
- Religion and Philosophy 216
- Religion and Philosophy 225
- Health Science 325
- Biology 315
- Sociology 200
After Semester 4, students are evaluated for transfer to Mount Carmel. Admission of up to eight Wilmington students per year into Mount Carmel's Advanced Placement Program is guaranteed. The Advanced Placement Program begins in May and is five semesters in length. Follow this link to see the courses that are to be taken during the Junior and Senior years at Mount Carmel.
Another route from Wilmington College to a nursing career is to complete a Wilmington College degree and then progress to an Accelerated Nursing Training Program. These programs accept students who have Bachelor's degrees in areas other than nursing and train them to be nurses. Some of these programs award a second Bachelor's degree to their graduates, others award Master's degrees. The Health Science Concentration of the Biology Major would provide ideal preparation for an accelerated nursing program.
Two examples of accelerated nursing programs can be found at the links below: