Admissions Requirements: Master’s Program

To be considered for admission to any of the four master's program tracks at Mount Carmel the following is required:

  • Baccalaureate (Master’s and Doctoral also considered for the NP program) 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)
  • 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 ‘C-’ will not be accepted
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendation letters (from individuals such as: work supervisors, professional colleagues, and former faculty members)
  • One page, typed, statement of purpose written by the applicant that outlines applicant's goals plus objectives for pursuit of graduate studies in the specialty track
  • Current, unrestricted Ohio RN license or eligibility for Ohio RN licensure
  • A minimum score of 79 for internet-based, 213 on computer-based and 550 on paper-based TOEFL for International students
  • Face to face or phone interview for qualified applicants (at discretion of Graduate Faculty)
  • One year recent clinical experience recommended *

* Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track: two years of acute clinical experience within the last 5 years is recommended

Admission Categories for Nursing Administration & Nursing Education Tracks:

1. Full Admission

Student has met all admission criteria for the MCCN master's program.

2. Provisional Non-matriculating Admission Status

In consideration of the Mission of Mount Carmel College of Nursing and Mount Carmel Health System, students who have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 to 2.99 may be awarded a provisional non-matriculating admission status if seats are available in the Nursing Administration and Nursing Education degree programs. These students will take four courses in their first two semesters and need to earn above a 3.0 GPA to have the provisional non-matriculating status changed to a full admission status. If a GPA of 3.0 is not achieved the student will be dismissed from the College. In addition, in circumstances where the academic achievement (GPA) in the undergraduate student years is not stellar and less than a 2.75 due to unexpected and extenuating life situations, but the nurse has achieved leadership within his/her career and has demonstrated scholarly activities indicative of high academic achievement, a provisional non-matriculating admission status may be awarded.

88%: freshmen retention rate