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Provides the didactic and clinical skill foundation for the advanced practice nurse in the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills and a methodical comprehensive approach to physical examination for the formulation of differential diagnoses and the development of an evidence-informed management plan. The focus is on thorough and organized written and electronic documentation. Role preparation for the nurse practitioner is initiated with attention to the development of advanced health and health promotion competencies throughout the lifespan. Content incorporates the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental variables of health. Laboratory and clinical experiences are incorporated to provide opportunities for advanced health assessment, clinical, and diagnostic reasoning skills. Prerequisites: NU 552 and NU 554. (3 credits)
Prepares students to demonstrate clinical, organizational, and systems-level leadership through study and design of innovative models of care delivery. It emphasizes the application of continuous quality management (CQM) principles and business process improvement (BPI) strategies in model development. Attendant course content focuses on developing skills in organizational and policy arenas, applying principles of practice management, balancing productivity with quality of care, and encouraging a culture that emphasizes practice excellence. (3 credits)
A comprehensive study of the concepts of epidemiology and the science of public health. Students evaluate distribution and determinants of health problems and diseases in select aggregates with the goal of developing strategies to reduce the incidence and prevalence of identified health problems. (3 credits)
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Analyze and demonstrate evidenced-based leadership skills as core competencies in nursing to improve quality in patient care and strengthen nursing as a profession. Emphasis is on the theories of professional leadership, personal leadership, skill building, quality improvement, ethical values, moral agency, and change. (3 credits)
The DNP-FNP is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), www.ccneaccreditation.org.
Yes, Marymount's online nursing programs are CCNE accredited, excluding our certificate programs.
It takes 10 consecutive semesters to complete (just over three years).
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U.S. News & World Report recognizes the nurse practitioner role in their Best Jobs rankings as #7 in the nation, #5 in health care, and #7 in STEM.
The role of the nurse practitioner continues to evolve with one key initiative: education. Much like the push to get 80% of nurses to a BSN-level education by 2020, the latest recommendation from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) is to make the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) the entry level degree for nurse practitioners by 2025.
Compared to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, the DNP allows you to play a larger role in patient care, leadership and quality improvement.
*According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"The Nursing faculty remain current on the ever changing community needs of patients, which allows students to learn from highly experienced, yet practical nursing experts."
- Angeline Thomas
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Marymount University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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To proceed with either the BSN to MSN FNP or the BSN to DNP FNP, you are required to have a bachelor’s degree and hold your RN license.
To proceed with either the PMC-FNP or the PMC-DNP, you are required to have a master's degree and hold your RN license.
To proceed with the ABSN, you are required to have a bachelor's degree.
If you don’t meet these requirements but would still like further information, please contact us.
To proceed with the EdD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Leadership, you are required to have a master’s degree.
If you don’t meet this requirement but would still like further information, please contact us.