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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.

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. (students enrolling Fall 2020 or after)

View Sample Curriculum of Study here (students enrolling prior to Fall 2020)

For More Information Contact

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

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