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Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Program is designed for registered nurses who are ready to pursue graduate education that will lead to an acute care focused, advanced practice nursing role. The Adult Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner provides health care services to adult patients with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions in high acuity settings that require intensive monitoring and therapeutic intervention.

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Career Information and Technical Skills

These advanced professionals are typically employed in hospital settings, including intensive care, sub-acute care and emergency care but may also be employed in ambulatory, outpatient and rehabilitative settings to provide population-based care across the healthcare continuum for the purpose of restoring individuals to their maximal health potential, following an acute care episode. The program is offered in a hybrid model, with both online and face-to-face coursework.

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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formally 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.
  • Two years of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or similar high-acuity clinical experience within the last five years recommended
  • Candidate video / 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). Download Graduate Recommendation Form
  • 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

  • Fall Cohort All Tracks: August 1
  • Spring Cohort (MS Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner, MS Nursing Leadership - Clinical Operations, Post-Master's Nursing Leadership - Clinical Operations, and Accelerated Post-Master's Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) : November 30

See application for details.

Program Completion

  • Completion in 18 months over five 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 admissions@mccn.edu.

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