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Guaranteed Clinical Placement
Our Clinical Placement Coordinators will find a guaranteed placement for you.

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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.

Quality Improvements in Health Care

Our online DNP-FNP program will deepen your knowledge of the global scope of health care policy and systems so you can apply translational research to make an impact. 

Design methods for evaluating clinical outcomes to direct evidence-informed practice for improving health care and demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability to improve patient outcomes. Focus on clinical, organizational, and systems-level leadership through innovative models of caring. Synthesize the knowledge and skills learned in previous nursing courses and clinical practice to produce a scholarly project that contributes to advanced nursing practice.

Research and Analysis

Utilize knowledge drawn from epidemiological, statistical, and technological data to implement quality improvement initiatives for practice at the individual, practice, community and population levels. 

Use conceptual and analytical skills in evaluating the links between practice, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues.

Ethical Leadership and Advocacy

Demonstrate leadership in health policy advocacy at the local, state and federal level and lead interprofessional teams in the analysis of complex practice and organizational issues. Apply the principles of interprofessional collaboration to improve patient and population health outcomes by:

  • Integrating professional and ethical standards in advanced nursing practice
  • Analyzing the influence of health care policy development, regulation, and finance on health care organizations and delivery systems

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
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional essay
  • Writing sample
  • Resume
  • Professional video introduction
  • 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.

Program Features

  • 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)
  • Clinical Placement Services offered
  • On-campus residency connects you with your peers and instructors
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Total Credit Hours: Between 63-70
  • Total Clinical Hours: 1000+
  • Note: Our online DNP-FNP program is offered on a part time only basis

Frequently Asked Questions About the Online DNP-FNP Program

How does the clinical placement process work?

Read about the clinical placement process below. For additional information, visit our Clinical Placement Services page, schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor or call them at 888-902-1771.

Are Marymount University's online programs accredited?

The MSN-FNP and DNP-FNP nursing programs are accredited by the CCNE.

How long does the DNP-FNP program take to complete?

It takes 10 consecutive semesters to complete (just over three years).

Is financial aid available to online students?

Please contact an admissions advisor to schedule an appointment or contact them at 888-902-1771 to learn if you qualify for financial assistance.


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