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Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Graduate Certificate Programs



The Certificate Programs offered at Mount Carmel College of Nursing include these tracks with the following starting semesters:

  • Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate - starting Summer Session
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate - starting Summer Session
  • Nursing Administration Certificate - starting Fall Semester
  • Nursing Education Certificate - starting Spring Semester

The Certificate Program Plan of Study is dependent on previous graduate coursework, and some courses may be waived. However, all students must successfully complete specialty track coursework and maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a certificate in any program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Department of Education requires all institutions to disclose required gainful employment information using a standard disclosure template issued by the Secretary of Education. Providing all of the required gainful employment disclosures in this manner allows easy comparison of program related information. For information about post master’s graduate certificate completion rates, median debt of students who have completed the program and other important information, follow the links below.

Admission Criteria

Nursing Administration & Nursing Education

The admission requirements for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education include having a:

  1. Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program – accreditation by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)] or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  2. Current unrestricted Ohio RN license or eligibility for Ohio RN licensure
  3. A cumulative graduate level grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Application Materials:

  1. Completed application
  2. $30 application fee
  3. Official transcripts, both graduate and undergraduate, mailed directly to Mount Carmel College of Nursing Admissions Office
  4. One page (typed) statement of purpose, written by the applicant, that outlines the applicant’s goals and objectives for the pursuit of graduate studies in this specialty track
  5. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  6. Two letters of recommendation (from individuals such as: work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s level degree)
  7. Official TOEFL scores apply to 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. TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to MCCN (institution code 1502). To learn more about the TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/toefl
  8. Two years of recent clinical experience is recommended

Application Deadlines:

Admission applications for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration are accepted for Fall Semester. The deadline for applications is October 1st through February 1st.

Admission applications for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education are accepted for Spring Semester. The deadline for applications is August 1st through November 1st.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and
Family Nurse Practitioner

The admission requirements for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner are the same as the Master’s Degree program admission.

  1. Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program – accreditation by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)] or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  2. A cumulative graduate level grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  3. Current unrestricted RN license or eligibility for Ohio RN licensure as indicated. A current unrestricted license in the state where the student will complete practice experiences relating to the program is required.
  4. Current APRN licensure and current applicable specialty certification.
  5. An interview for qualified applicants.
  6. For Family Nurse Practitioner track: one year of recent clinical experience is recommended
  7. For Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track: two years of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) clinical or similar high acuity experience within the last five years is recommended but not required

Application Materials:

  1. Completed application
  2. $30 application fee
  3. Official transcripts, both graduate and undergraduate, mailed directly to Mount Carmel College of Nursing Admissions Office
  4. One page (typed) statement of purpose, written by the applicant, that outlines the applicant’s goals and objectives for the pursuit of graduate studies
  5. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  6. Two letters of recommendation (from individuals such as: work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s level degree.
  7. Official TOEFL scores: applies to 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

Application Deadline:

Admission applications for the Post-Graduate Certificate for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner are accepted for Summer Semester only. The deadline for applications is October 1st through February 1st.

International Students

Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not issue Immigration Form I-20 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Therefore, the College is not eligible to accept new or transfer international students who need I-20 credentialing. The College welcomes international applicants who do not require an I-20 clearance.

International transcripts must be evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service. The evaluation must be sent directly from the credentialing service to MCCN. Click here  for a specific list of accepted National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) members.

Progression

Students in the Certificate tracks are expected to adhere to the College policies and procedures in the Graduate Catalog.

Online Orientation

All students enrolling in a graduate course or program of study are required to complete the program orientation course prior to registering for courses. The purpose of the orientation course is to ensure that all students have foundational technology skills and familiarity with College resources that support student learning and success.

The orientation, although facilitated by the Graduate Academic Advisor, is an asynchronous self-study course designed to introduce learners to expectations and resources that facilitates success in the online classroom.

Individuals who determine a need for additional assistance or computer help sessions, please contact the Academic Resource Center at academicresources@mccn.edu.

Completion

In order to qualify for a Certificate of Completion, candidates must complete all the following requirements. A student deficient in any area risks not receiving his/her certificate until the requirement is complete.

  • Complete all academic requirements
  • Program completion within 2 years of date of first enrollment for nursing administration and nursing education
  • Program completion for nurse practitioner program within 1 year of date of first enrollment
  • Complete all required coursework with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Complete the student exit survey and interview with the Dean of the Graduate Program
  • Complete a Financial Aid Exit Interview sent from the Director of Financial Aid if the graduate student received Federal Stafford Loans
  • Complete a Business Affairs Exit Interview with the Director of Business Affairs if the graduate student received an institutional loan from MCCN during the program of study
  • Fulfill all financial and library obligations to Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy and the interdependence and impact of policy on health care practice across disciplines

Post-Graduate Certificate Program Tracks

Mount Carmel College of Nursing Post-Graduate Certificate Program offers the following tracks.

Programs