If you have Master of Science (MS or MSN) degree in the field of nursing and wish to take your career to a higher level with a post master’s graduate certificate in a focused field of study, Mount Carmel College of Nursing offers a certification through the following track options:

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Certificate Program is designed for Master's prepared registered nurses who wish to pursue an acute care focused, advanced practice nursing role. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner provides health care services to adult patients with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions in high acuity settings that require intensive monitoring and therapeutic intervention.

These advanced professionals are typically employed in hospital settings, including intensive care, sub-acute care and emergency care but may also be employed in ambulatory, outpatient and rehabilitative settings to provide population-based care across the healthcare continuum for the purpose of restoring individuals to their maximal health potential, following an acute care episode. The program is offered in a hybrid model, with both online and face-to-face coursework.

Upon completion of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Deliver competent healthcare to diverse young adult, adult and older adult populations for individuals, communities and systems
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences to effectively assist patients in achieving and/or maintaining optimum health or to stabilize chronic health conditions
  • Facilitate and demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing
  • Design health promotion and disease prevention clinical programs for young adult, adult and older adult populations experiencing acute, critical, and chronically ill diseases
  • Evaluate nursing practice and health care to produce quality outcomes of evidence-based acute and chronic care services for individuals, communities and systems
  • Enhance leadership in clinical practice
  • Use ethical decision making in the delivery of acute, critical, and chronically ill care services for vulnerable populations
  • Collaborate with intra- and interdisciplinary professionals to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship

Application Deadlines

Post-Master’s Certificate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner classes begin Summer Term.

  • Application open October 1 through February 1

Program Completion

The certificate programs are approximately one to two years (minimum of 3 semesters) in length if program of studies are followed. The certificate program of study is dependent on the previous graduate course work and courses may be. However, all students must successfully complete specialty track coursework, achieve 650 clinical practicum hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a program certificate.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-master's Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study

Dependent upon Master's degree courses previously completed.

Transfer Credit

For those students who already hold a national nurse practitioner certification and seek a second nurse practitioner area of focus, their transcripts will be evaluated for clinical practicum hours and courses. Our Master’s nurse practitioner programs require the attainment of 650 clinical practicum hours. It is possible that a certified nurse practitioner will be given transfer credit for 150 hours of our 650 clinical practicum hour requirement, because national AG-ACNP and FNP certification exams require a minimum of 500 clinical practicum hours. We want to acknowledge the clinical expertise already demonstrated by the certificate student. Furthermore, it is possible that an actively practicing nurse practitioner with a certificate to prescribe seeking a second nurse practitioner certification, will be given transfer credit for NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice because this course discusses the legal implications of advanced practice and the responsibly of prescription authority, that already have actively practiced.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program is designed for Master's prepared registered nurses who wish to pursue a primary care focused, advanced practice nursing role. The Family Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive primary healthcare to individuals from infancy to adulthood. FNPs are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute illnesses such as bronchitis or minor infections and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Preventative health services, patient education, disease management and other health initiatives are provided to heal the body, mind and spirit within the context of family and community. The program is offered in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face coursework.

Upon completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Deliver competent healthcare to diverse populations within the community
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences to effectively assist patients in achieving and/or maintaining optimum health or to stabilize chronic health conditions
  • Facilitate and demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing
  • Design health promotion and disease prevention clinical programs for individuals and families in primary care settings
  • Evaluate nursing practice and health care to produce quality outcomes of evidence-based primary care services throughout the community
  • Enhance leadership in clinical practice
  • Use ethical decision making in the delivery of primary care services for populations, especially vulnerable populations
  • Collaborate with intra- and interdisciplinary professionals to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship

Application Deadlines

Post-Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner classes begin Summer Term.

  • Application open October 1 through February 1

Program Completion

The certificate programs are approximately one to two years (minimum 3 semesters) in length if program of studies are followed. The certificate program of study is dependent on the previous graduate course work and courses may be waived or additional courses required. However, all students must successfully complete specialty track coursework, achieve 650 clinical practicum hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a program certificate.

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-master's Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study

Dependent upon Master's degree courses previously completed.

Transfer Credit

For those students who already hold a national nurse practitioner certification and seek a second nurse practitioner area of focus, their transcripts will be evaluated for clinical practicum hours and courses. Our Master’s nurse practitioner programs require the attainment of 650 clinical practicum hours. It is possible that a certified nurse practitioner will be given transfer credit for 150 hours of our 650 clinical practicum hour requirement, because national AG-ACNP and FNP certification exams require a minimum of 500 clinical practicum hours. We want to acknowledge the clinical expertise already demonstrated by the certificate student. Furthermore, it is possible that an actively practicing nurse practitioner with a certificate to prescribe seeking a second nurse practitioner certification, will be given transfer credit for NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice because this course discusses the legal implications of advanced practice and the responsibly of prescription authority, that already have actively practiced.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Nursing Education Certificate Program, offered online, prepares the Master's prepared registered nurse to enter the academic classroom and institutional staff development department as faculty to educate the next generation of nurses or to take on staff development responsibilities in a healthcare setting. This advanced professional will apply relevant research in nursing education and understand the ethical and legal issues associated with the role of an educator in nursing. The program will conclude with a practicum learning experience.

Upon completion of the Nursing Education track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop appropriate programs that respond to the educational and healthcare needs of diverse populations
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences for the development of nursing education programs
  • Facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing curricula
  • Design health promotion or disease prevention educational programs
  • Evaluate nursing programs and policies to assure quality outcomes in nursing education
  • Enhance leadership in nursing education
  • Use ethical decision making in relevant practice and education roles
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to achieve quality outcomes in nursing education, in both institutions of higher learning and healthcare institutions
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry about nursing and health systems through verbal and written communication in educational scholarship

Application Deadlines

Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Education classes begin Spring Semester.

  • Application open August 1 through November 1

Program Completion

The certificate programs are approximately one to two years (minimum of 3 semesters) in length if program of studies are followed. The certificate program of study is dependent on the previous graduate course work and courses may be waived or additional courses required. However, all students must successfully complete specialty track coursework, achieve 150 educational practicum hours, 50 clinical practicum hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a program certificate.

Nursing Education Post-master's Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study

Dependent upon Master's degree courses previously completed.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Master of Science Certificate Program in Nursing Administration is designed for career-minded, Master's prepared registered nurses who are ready to assume even greater responsibility and reap the benefits of expanded career opportunities. This advanced professional will apply knowledge and skills to provide vision and leadership within an ethical framework in healthcare environments. This program is offered in a hybrid model with both online and face-to-face coursework. An administrative internship serves as the capstone of this program.

Our nursing administration track is designed for the professional nurse who is ready to advance their career by assuming managerial and administrative roles.

Upon completion of the Nursing Administration track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Lead the development of competent healthcare to diverse populations
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences for the development of healthcare services
  • Facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing services
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of programs on health promotion or disease prevention
  • Evaluate nursing delivery systems to assure quality outcomes
  • Enhance leadership in nursing and healthcare services
  • Use ethical decision making in relevant practice roles
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to achieve quality outcomes in nursing and healthcare services
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship

Application Deadlines

Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Administration classes begin Fall Semester.

  • Application open October 1 through February 1

Program Completion

The certificate programs are approximately three years (minimum of 5 semesters) in length if program of studies are followed. The certificate program of study is dependent on the previous graduate course work and courses may be waived or additional courses required. However, all students must successfully complete specialty track coursework, achieve 150 educational practicum hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a program certificate.

Nursing Administration Post-master's Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study

Dependent upon Master's degree courses previously completed.


Admissions Criteria: Post-Master’s Certification

The admission requirements for each program include:

  • Completed application
  • Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program; accreditation by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals such as work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s degree
  • One to two page typed statement of purpose written by the applicant that outlines applicant's goals and objectives for pursuit of graduate studies in the specialty track
  • A cumulative graduate point average (GPA) of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale
  • Interview at the discretion of the interview committee
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Note:
    • Two years clinical experience in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or similar high-acuity within the last five years is recommended for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
    • Recent clinical experience is recommended for Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Two years of clinical experience is recommended for Nursing Education and Nursing Administration
  • Please refer to individual Master’s tracks for admission criteria and materials

For More Information

View our Graduate Handbook for more information about the graduate program at MCCN, or contact:

Jackie Min, BS
Graduate Academic Advisor
614-234-3872
Fax 614-234-5403
jmin@mccn.edu

For more information about our post-master’s certification completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit: www.mccn.edu/ge-disclosures


The baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Mount Carmel College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.


Course Offering – 48 credits

Graduate Core – 13 credits

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Direct Care Core: – 9 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (3)

Functional Area Core: Family Nurse Practitioner 26 credits

  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (8) (5 credit hours didactic & 3 credit hours practicum = 150 clinical hours)
  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (10) (5 credit hours didactic & 5 credit hours practicum = 250 clinical hours)
  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (5) (250 clinical hours)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

*** Family Nurse Practitioner students must follow the Full time or Part time Curriculum plan.


Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan

5 Semester Fulltime 48 credit hours / 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Preferred, or summer.)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (3)

Total 12 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (8)
    ( 5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical )
  • NURS 505: Writing Seminar (1) (Or fall first year.)

Total 8/9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours didactic & 5 credit hours practicum= 250 clinical hours)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (5)
    ( 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical )
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours


7 Semester Part-time 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Total 4 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

BREAK

Fall Semester

  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 570: Primary Care I (8)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Total 9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 571: Primary Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 572: Primary Care III (5)
    (5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours

Course Offering – 34 credits:

Graduate Core – 13 credits:

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Direct Care Core: 9 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 523: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3)

Functional Area Core: Nursing Education 12 credits

  • NURS 542: Curriculum and Program Development (2)
  • NURS 544: Family Health Practicum (1) (50 clinical hours)
  • NURS 546: Theoretical Foundations of the Instructional Process (3)
  • NURS 543: Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 547: Educator Practicum (3) (150 clinical hours)

Nursing Education
Curriculum Plan
3 years / 7 semesters

Year 1 / Fall Semester

  • NURS 503: Theory (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Preferred, or summer.)

Total 4 credit hours

Year 1 / Spring Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing: Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physio/Patho (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Year 1 / Summer Semester

  • NURS 504: Leadership (3)

Total 3 credit hours

Year 2 / Fall Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety & Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 523: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Year 2 / Spring Semester

  • NURS 544: Family Health Practicum (50h) (1)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 542: Curriculum and Program Development (2)

Total 6 credit hours

Year 2 / Summer Semester

  • NURS 543: Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 546: Theoretical Foundations of the Instructional Process (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Year 3 / Fall Semester

  • NURS 547: Educator Practicum (150h)

Total 3 credit hours

Course Offering – 34 credits

Graduate Core – 13 credits

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Course Offering – 21 credits

Functional Area Core: Nursing Administration – 21 credits

  • NURS 550: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • NURS 551: Concepts of Nursing Administration (3)
  • NURS 552: Health Care Environments (3)
  • NURS 556: Finance of Health Care (3)
  • NURS 557: Economics of Health Care (3)
  • NURS 554: Integration of Nursing Administration Concepts (3) (50 hrs. practicum)
  • NURS 555: Integration of Nursing Administration Concepts II (3) (100 hrs. practicum)

Nursing Administration
Curriculum Plan
3 years / 8 semesters

Year 1 / Fall Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety & Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Preferred, or summer.)

Total 7 credit hours

Year 1 / Spring Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing: Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theory (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Year 1 / Summer Semester

  • NURS 552: Health Care Environments (3)

Total 3 credit hours

Year 2 / Fall Semester

  • NURS 550: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)

Total 3 credit hours

Year 2 / Spring Semester

  • NURS 551: Concepts of Nursing Administration (3)
  • NURS 556: Finance of Health Care (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Year 2 / Summer Semester

  • NURS 557: Economics of Health Care (3)

Total 3 credit hours

Year 3 / Fall Semester

  • NURS 554: Integration of Nursing Administration Concepts I (50h) (3)

Total 3 credit hours

Year 3 / Spring Semester

  • NURS 555: Integration of Nursing Administration Concepts II (100h) (3)

Total 3 credit hours

Course Offering – 48 credits:

Graduate Core – 13 credits:

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Direct Care Core: 9 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)

Functional Area Core: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 26 credits

  • NURS 576: Acute/Emergent Care I (8)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical)
  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III (5)
    (5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students must follow the Full time or Part time Curriculum plan.


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan
5 Semester Fulltime 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Preferred, or summer.)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)

Total 12 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 576: Acute/Emergent Care I (8)
    ( 5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical )
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Or fall first year.)

Total 8/9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II (10)
    ( 5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical )

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III (5)
    ( 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical )
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan
7 Semester Part-time 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Total 4 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • Break

Fall Semester

  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 576: Acute/Emergent Care I (8)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Flexibility with this course.)

Total 9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III (5)
    (5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours

Functional Area Core: Nursing Education 11 credits

  • NURS 542: Curriculum and Program Development (2)
  • NURS 546: Theoretical Foundations of the Instructional Process (3)
  • NURS 543: Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 547: Educator Practicum (3) (150 clinical hours) *option to waive

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Program is designed for registered nurses who are ready to pursue graduate education that will lead to an acute care focused, advanced practice nursing role. The Adult Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner provides health care services to adult patients with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions in high acuity settings that require intensive monitoring and therapeutic intervention. These advanced professionals are typically employed in hospital settings, including intensive care, sub-acute care and emergency care but may also be employed in ambulatory, outpatient and rehabilitative settings to provide population-based care across the healthcare continuum for the purpose of restoring individuals to their maximal health potential, following an acute care episode. The program is offered in a hybrid model, with both online and face-to-face coursework.

Upon completion of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Assume advanced nursing roles in clinical practice
  • Deliver competent healthcare to diverse young adult, adult and older adult populations within the community for individuals, communities and systems
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences to effectively assist patients in achieving and/or maintaining optimum health or to stabilize chronic health conditions
  • Facilitate and demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing
  • Design health promotion and disease prevention clinical programs for young adult, adult and older adult populations experiencing acute, critical, and chronically ill diseases
  • Evaluate nursing practice and health care to produce quality outcomes of evidence-based acute and chronic care services throughout the community for individuals, communities and systems
  • Demonstrate leadership in clinical practice
  • Use ethical decision making in the delivery of acute, critical, and chronically ill care services for vulnerable populations
  • Collaborate with intra- and interdisciplinary professionals to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice
  • Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship
  • Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy and the interdependence and impact of policy on heath care practice across disciplines.

Criteria for Admission

To be considered for admission to any of the Graduate Program tracks at Mount Carmel, the following is required:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program; accreditation by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Master's and Doctoral Degrees also considered for the NP program
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate nursing program
  • Undergraduate statistics and research courses with a letter grade of "C" or better in both. A grade of "C-" will not be accepted.
  • Two years of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or similar high-acuity clinical experience within the last five years recommended
  • Interview

Application Materials

  • Completed Application
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • One-page typed statement of purpose written by the applicant that outlines applicant's goals and objectives for pursuit of graduate studies in the specialty track
  • Current, unrestricted Ohio RN license or eligibility for Ohio Registered Nurse (RN) licensure
  • Two (2) letters of reference (from individuals such as: work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members)
  • Official TOEFL scores for students for whom English is not the native language; minimum required TOEFL score of 550 (paper based}, 213 (computer based) or 79-80 (Internet based); TOEFL scores are valid two years from the test date. To learn more about the TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/toefl.
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities

Application Deadlines

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track admits only in the Fall Semester (begins in August). The application period for all nurse practitioner tracks is September 1 to February 1.

See application for details.

Program Completion

  • Full-time: Completion in two years over five semesters, 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours
  • Part-time: Completion in three years over seven semesters, 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Curriculum

View Sample Curriculum of Study here.


For More Information Contact

Our admissions office can be reached at 614-234-4CON or at admissions@mccn.edu.