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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97% First Time Pass Rate
100%
Overall Pass Rate

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 an online format with scheduled immersions.

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
  • A comprehensive well-written goal statement is an essential component of a successful graduate application. The goal statement essay is used as a source of information and as a sample of your writing ability. You should focus on your professional goals and how you envision these goals can be achieved through graduate study. Your goal statement should be approximately two, double-spaced pages (approximately 400 words).
    • The goal statement should include:
    • Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments
    • Describe your academic and career goals
    • How did you decide to seek graduate education in this specialty area?
    • Qualities you possess that would make you a good practitioner in the specialty for which you are applying
  • 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 All Tracks: November 30

See application for details.

Program Completion

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

Curriculum

View Sample Curriculum of Study here.

Online Program Eligibility

  • Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to complying with all states’ regulations for its distance learning programs. Each Distance Learning program has varying eligibility regulations. To see if this program is offered in your state, please check your eligibility or contact your local Board of Nursing before applying.
  • In order to be admitted, you must already reside in a state that has authorization. You can complete the non-clinical portion online without residing in an authorized state.

Necessary Technical and Digital Literacy Skills

The types of computer and digital literacy skills that learners will be expected to utilize throughout the program of study include:

  • Using the learning management system
  • Using email with attachments
  • Creating and submitting files in commonly used word processing program formats
  • Downloading and installing software
  • Using spreadsheet programs
  • Using presentation and graphics programs
  • Using apps in digital devices
  • Using web conferencing tools and software
  • Using online libraries and databases to locate and gather appropriate information
  • Using computer networks to locate and store files or data
  • Using online search tools for specific academic purposes, including the ability to use search criteria, keywords, and filters
  • Properly citing information sources
  • Preparing a presentation of research findings

Technology Requirements


For More Information Contact

Our admissions office can be reached at 614-234-4CON or at admissions@mccn.edu.

Why Choose Us

$483,737

scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023

91.02%

2023 NCLEX-RN pass rate

100%

of graduates employed within 12 months (2021 grads)