jessglow 7 Posts Aug 9, 2009 Actually, I know quite a few students at Mount Carmel who work part and full time and still have a family. You can do it if you are motivated enough. Also you may want to rethink Mount Carmel as they are on academic probation right now. So if they don't bring up their NCLEX pass rates they lose thier accreditation. Also, I am at Columbus State. STAY AWAY FROM THERE!! I have been 3 years waiting to start and FINALLLY get to start in March. That school is so ass backwards its ridiculus. I have heard awesome things about Otterbein though...How did you get your information about Mount Carmel being on academic probation? I just looked up the accreditation on the Ohio Board of Nursing Website and it says their accreditation is FULL. Here is the link http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/education/09updatedRNlist.pdf . People are spreading this rumor to discredit the program, but it simple is not true. Mount Carmel gives a great education and the instructors are great too. I attended the 4-year BSN program and just graduated this past May, but I did speak to several accelerated program classmates. Most said it was very very intense, but very much worth it. I did hear one classmate had to quit because she had three small children and could not handle the intensity of the program with raising her family. I did also hear that the first year students (graduated Feb. 08) had a 100% pass rate as well, but can not verify it on the BON website. Good luck!