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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.

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Career Information and Technical Skills

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
  • Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry through verbal and written communication in clinical scholarship
  • 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 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
  • One year of recent clinical experience 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)
  • 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 Family Nurse Practitioner track admits twice per year, Fall (August) and Spring (January). Application deadlines: October 31st for Spring semester start and July 31 for Fall Semester start.

See application for details.

Program Completion

  • Completion in 18 months five semesters, 48 credit hours/ 500 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.