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Clinical Placement Free of Charge
Our Clinical Placement Coordinators will work to find a clinical placement site for you, free of charge.

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No GMAT/GRE Requirement
The GMAT or GRE is not required for admission.

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High Passing Rates
100% of our 2019 graduates passed their AANP and ANCC certification exams on their first attempt.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner Program

*Please visit our program offerings by state page to see whether the DNP-FNP program is available in your area.

Become a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Leader and Patient Advocate

Strong leadership is needed to effect change. Marymount's online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner program will equip you to be a values-based nurse leader who offers compassionate care and improves patient outcomes.

Marymount’s DNP-FNP curriculum is focused on ethical, servant leadership and has a strong mission, vision and values rooted in the Catholic tradition to build your knowledge of holistic care. Get the clinical experience, evidence-informed knowledge and health policy awareness you need to become an expert family nurse practitioner.

Compare Online BSN to DNP-FNP Programs

  Marymount University George Washington University Georgetown University Johns Hopkins University
Cost Per Credit $1,140 $1,395 $2,278 $1,825
Number of Credits Required 70 72 69 81
Cost of Tuition $79,800 $100,440 $157,182 $147,825
Program Length 3.33 Years 4 Years 2.5 Years (Full-Time)
3.5 Years (Part-Time)
3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Part-Time)
Clinical Placement Services? Yes No Yes No
Faith Supported Teaching? Yes No Yes No

*Based on publicly displayed information on university websites

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Program Features At a Glance

  • CCNE-accredited and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Recognized as a College of Distinction for Nursing
  • Top 15% nursing program for veterans and Top 15% nursing program for non-traditional students (College Factual)
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Clinical Placement Services offered free of charge
  • Supportive, responsive Student Success Advisors
  • Two on-campus residencies that connect you to peers, instructors and legislators
  • Total Credit Hours: Between 63-70
  • Total Clinical Hours: 1000+

Admissions Requirements

  • BSN from a regionally accredited institution with 3.0 GPA
  • RN license 
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class
  • NOTE: This program includes MSN-level courses and is for students with a BSN degree. It is not appropriate for students who already have an MSN degree.

Follow Your Purpose-Driven Career Path

The DNP is the ideal route for the practitioner seeking to treat patients throughout the lifespan with thorough patient-centered quality care backed by evidence-informed research. As a DNP-prepared family nurse practitioner, you will be equipped to provide the best patient care across multiple populations in a complex, ever-changing environment.

Marymount’s program will teach you to:

  • Evaluate clinical outcomes.
  • Effectively lead health systems changes to improve patient outcomes.
  • Produce a scholarly project that contributes to quality improvements.
  • Analyze practice and policy issues.
  • Integrate professional and ethical standards.
  • Influence healthcare policy development and regulation.

Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate

Our health care policy roots go deep with a connection to the State Capitol in Richmond and across the river on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Your voice will be heard as you demonstrate leadership in health policy advocacy at the local, state and federal level.


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"I would absolutely recommend Marymount University to someone considering a nursing degree. The personal attention you receive is unmatched."

- Angeline Thomas