Marymount works with you to offer a high-quality placement experience that meets the University’s clinical requirements and prepares you for success in your future practice.
Some schools put the burden of identifying preceptors and sites for clinicals on the student. At Marymount, we fully support you by providing Clinical Placement Services so you can concentrate on working and studying. 100% of our nursing students are placed within 100 miles of their home.
For MSN-level clinicals, this comprehensive clinical placement service can be valued at $9,800, but it's provided to all Marymount online nursing students free of charge. We won't charge you anything beyond your regular tuition and fees.
Provides an overview of global and national population health with a focus on the determinants of health, health disparities, and population-oriented prevention. Using an epidemiological approach, students will examine the burden of disease within ethical, social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental contexts. (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)
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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 MSN-FNP is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), www.ccneaccreditation.org.
It takes 7 consecutive semesters to complete (just over two years).
Yes, Marymount's online nursing programs are CCNE accredited, excluding our certificate programs.
This final course in the FNP curriculum focuses on complex management of the family. It appraises the theoretical, role development, and skill foundation requisite for the primary care of individuals and families. Focus is on the application of evidence-informed concepts essential to the delivery of quality-driven advanced-practice care. Role preparation of the primary care family nurse practitioner is expanded with attention to the components of comprehensive assessment, clinical management and therapeutic monitoring, and the coordination and management of health promotion and health care. The clinical learning environment provides essential experiential opportunities for the development and refinement of core family nurse practitioner competencies. 275 clinical hours. (6 credits)
Please contact an admissions advisor by scheduling an appointment to learn if you qualify for financial assistance.
Clinical placement is the required educational component of Marymount University’s Online Family Nurse Practitioner programs and the accelerated BSN program. Clinicals work parallels the classroom-based coursework to prepare for entry to the profession of advanced practice nursing.
The Placement Team will assist you in handling the logistics, allowing you to focus on the coursework and the core competencies that will propel your placement experience. As an active participant in the placement process, providing referrals from your local community increases your chances of securing quality sites and preceptors. Networking within your placement site will help you create professional connections that can often lead to future placement and employment opportunities.
Shortly after enrollment, we will introduce you to your dedicated Placement Coordinator who will share the placement intake form, initiating the placement process.
The Placement Team will collaborate with you to secure quality placement sites and preceptors. In addition to completing the intake form, you will be responsible for completing the clinical clearance requirements prior to the start of clinical which include:
Once your clinical clearances are complete and the site has been approved, your Placement Coordinator will provide the preceptor’s information so you can work with them to plan your schedule. The course faculty will identify when you can start clinical.
During the placement experience, you will have access to faculty and other resources to help you successfully complete the rotation. The faculty will also be available to mentor and support you throughout the rotation if you have any specific questions about the provision of care, procedures, patient interactions, and general proficiencies. At the end of the placement rotation, you and your preceptor will review the requirements, complete evaluations, and officially end the placement rotation.
You are not alone in preparing for clinicals! Your Placement Coordinator will schedule a call with you to provide information so you’re prepared to represent Marymount University in clinical consistency. We’ll also email a clinical checklist detailing the dress code, clinical tools, and professional expectations to ensure your success throughout each rotation.
You will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. There are no letter grades given during clinicals. With the repetition of practice and assessment, as well as a variety of patient cases, you will learn the clinical skills necessary to confidently pursue a career providing primary care.
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.
"They make sure to create a network of students, alumni, and faculty so that we always feel supported, even after graduation."
- Maria Paredes
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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.