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)
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)
Focuses on the financial management of health care organizations, addressing issues unique to health care organizations. Create, read, and interpret financial statements and key financial ratios within the health care industry and assess the financial health of an organization. Discuss the importance of credit, the time value of money, and learn to develop a long-range financial plan that supports an organization's strategic plan. The course will also review the legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations that are critical to sound financial management. (3 credits)
An advanced nursing practicum that provides an opportunity for the student to integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills acquired in graduate coursework. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating increasing competency in the integration of principles of evidence-based practice and science-based theories when making patient-focused decisions. The curricular elements and competencies include evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, leadership, organizational systems, principles of business, health care policy, evaluation of clinical outcomes, information systems and technology, prevention strategies, and health promotion. These elements are operationalized as the student develops competence in evaluating the links among practice, organizational, population-based, fiscal, and policy issues. (3 credits)
No clinical rotations are required for the DNP. However, you will complete a project within a health system/setting.
Yes, Marymount's online nursing programs are CCNE accredited, excluding our certificate programs.
It takes seven consecutive semesters or 28 months to complete the program.
Please contact an admissions advisor by scheduling an appointment to learn if you qualify for financial assistance.
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.
In 2004, the AACN membership endorsed a position stating the DNP is the most appropriate degree for advanced-practice registered nurses (APRNs) to enter practice. Today, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and other authorities are calling for a rapid increase in the number of nurses holding doctoral degrees to meet the nation’s demand for faculty, researchers, advanced clinicians and leaders. And the latest recommendation from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) is to make the DNP degree the standard, entry-level degree for nurse practitioners.
The post-master's MSN to DNP online curriculum features 11 courses. Throughout the program, you will:
"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.
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.