Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Mount Carmel College of Nursing is designed for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Nurse Executive (NEA-BC), or Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN-BC) who holds an earned Master’s Degree in Nursing and a current, unrestricted OHIO APRN or RN license. Nurses with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education will also be considered for admission. As an online, post-master’s doctoral degree, the DNP curriculum prepares those in advanced nursing practice to lead the challenges of healthcare accessibility, outcome accountability and reform at the complex systems level. This includes providing evidence-based, cost-effective, collaborative healthcare to individuals, families and communities in a culturally appropriate, patient-centered manner.


Mount Carmel College of Nursing has scheduled an on-site evaluation of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on April 3 to 5, 2017. This provides an opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments regarding a program’s qualifications for accreditation. These written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by March 13, 2017. All comments are to be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu