• Completed application ($30 fee)
  • Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program; accreditation by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Current, unrestricted APRN license or eligibility for Ohio APRN licensure as indicated
  • Current APRN specialty certification
  • Two letters of recommendation (from individuals such as work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s degree)
  • 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
  • A cumulative graduate point average (GPA) of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale
  • Interview at the discretion of the interview committee
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • At least one year of advanced practice experience in a similar scope of practice as the FNP role is required for the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Please refer to the Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s Track for more information on admissions criteria and materials

Why Choose Us

$483,737

scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023

100%

of graduates employed within 12 months (2021 grads)

30

average class size