Now is the time to stand apart as an expert in clinical practice and leadership.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will set you apart as a transformational driver of creative, innovative and effective solutions in nursing practice, education, and healthcare. Graduates of the program are positioned to meet the current and future challenges of the dynamic healthcare environment as experts in leadership and practice.

Online DNP Track Options

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice programs offers two track options: The Leader in Clinical Practice DNP and the Executive Leader DNP. Possessing evidence-based practice, systems thinking, leadership and change management competencies, graduates are equipped to influence policy formulation, utilize technology and information systems and lead interdisciplinary strategic initiatives that drive quality patient outcomes and exceptional patient experiences. Mount Carmel’s unique, faith-based, innovative approach to DNP education engages learners in a supported and personalized learning experience as they tackle the challenges of assuring the quality, safety, equity, and efficiency of care while shaping and inspiring care delivery as it is seen through the eyes of the patient, family, and care provider.

Program highlights

  • Designed to meet the needs of busy professionals
  • The program boasts a unique immersion experience and cohort support
  • Graduates are eligible for national EBP certification
  • Courses are delivered online
  • Coaching and support are part of the academic journey
  • Specialty electives allow you to enhance your expertise in your areas of interest
    • Leadership in clinical practice, healthcare or academic nursing
  • Program completion in 18 months (5 semesters)

Important Note for Prospective Students

Programs delivered through Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) that require practice experiences must also abide by state and board regulations in the state where the student resides. Students who wish to complete any experience in a state other than Ohio, may need to take additional steps to comply with the requirements of that state before starting a program through the MCCN. We strongly advise ALL current and prospective students to become familiar with their state’s regulations and professional licensing requirements by seeking information, and/or approval with their state boards where they reside or have plans to reside as a practitioner.

Students may be allowed to participate in practice experiences if their professional licensing boards (Nursing) do not regulate out-of-state programs. However, additional requirements may apply to students who will become practitioners in their state upon program completion. Links to state agencies and professional licensure boards can be found under State Authorization and Disclosures by State


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