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Family Nurse Practitioner

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is designed for registered nurses who are ready to pursue graduate education that will lead to 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 track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Assume advanced nursing roles in clinical practice
  • 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
  • Demonstrate 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

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.
  • One year recent clinical experience 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
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities

Application Deadlines

The Family Nurse Practitioner track admits only in the fall (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


View Sample Curriculum of Study here.

For More Information Contact

Our admissions office can be reached at 614-234-4CON or at

Graduate Academic Advisor

Anne Hinze
Office 614-234-1135
Fax 614-234-5403