1. What does the graduate certificate allow you to do?

This program prepares licensed registered nurses, who already have a Master of Science degree, for the role of qualified educator in an academic health care setting.

2. Is this program available on-line?

The graduate certificate program can be conveniently studied on-line as well as on-site.

3. How long will it take to complete the program?

Full-time students can complete the program in three-four semesters.

4. Will I need a computer?

Yes, you will need a computer with personal access to the internet.

5. Is there a practicum required?

Option to waive the NURS 747 Educator Practicum for the Graduate Certificate student if evidence of professional teaching experience is provided. Certificate would be awarded upon successful completion of NURS 742, 746, 743

6. When do you accept applications to the graduate certificate program?

Admission applications are accepted for Fall Semester, Winter Semester and Summer Session.

7. What is the deadline to apply?

We encourage admission materials be submitted at least two months prior to the semester the student plans to begin studies.

8) What are the admission requirements to the program?

The admissions requirements for the program include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited program; accreditation by either the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Current unrestricted RN license

9) When will my application be considered?

Your application can be considered when all of the following information has been provided:

  • Completed application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from master's program in nursing
  • Current resume

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Nursing Education track, offered online, prepares the professional 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:

  • Assume advanced nursing roles in education
  • 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
  • Demonstrate 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
  • Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry about nursing and health systems through verbal and written communication in educational scholarship
  • Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy

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 recommendation letters (from individuals such as: work supervisors, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s level degree)
  • 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 Nursing Education Online track admits once a year. The application is open from September 1 until February 1.

See application for details.

Program Completion

Part-time: completion in three years over seven semesters

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.

The MCCN Master of Science (MS) Program is designed for career-minded baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who are ready to assume even greater responsibility and reap the benefits of expanded career opportunities.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Master’s program is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The Master's Program has earned nursing accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through December 31, 2022.

Our Programs

Thinking about taking your graduate education to a higher level? Explore our new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

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

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Master of Science Program in Nursing Administration is designed for career-minded, baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who are ready to assume even greater responsibility and reap the benefits of expanded career opportunities. This program prepares the professional nurse to advance their careers by assuming managerial and administrative roles. 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.

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

  • Assume advanced roles in nursing administration
  • 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
  • Demonstrate 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
  • Promote nursing as a profession and discipline
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry about nursing and health systems through verbal and written communication
  • 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.
  • 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 recommendation letters (from individuals such as: work supervisors, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s level degree)
  • 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 Nursing Administration track admits students in the fall semester. The application is open from September 1 until February 1.

See application for details.

Program Completion

Fall Semester Start

  • Options: Completion in four years over eight semesters (one course per semester)

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.