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Marymount's online nursing programs are CCNE accredited, excluding our certificate programs.

Our Residency Experience Gives You Authentic FNP Practice

Lauded as one of the most exciting parts of the nursing curriculum, Marymount’s residency program prepares nursing students in applying holistic care, knowledge and skills in a real setting.

On-campus residencies, typically two to three days, occur prior to commencement of clinical experiences and before your final semester in the program. Intentionally placed at these points in the curriculum, professors assess your clinical skills set for safe, effective practice as advanced practice nurses in primary care.

Marymount nursing students

Your Residency: Part I

This residency includes an in-person practice to clarify and refine advanced health assessment skills acquired during your advanced health assessment course (NU 500).  Professors (all advanced practice nurses) will demonstrate a head-to-toe physical examination and work with you in modeling appropriate techniques. Following practice, you will perform an evaluated head-to-toe physical examination. A passing score is required for advancement into your first course associated with a clinical practicum, NUF 501.

The residency also provides an opportunity to work with genitourinary teaching assistants.  These trained professionals will assist you in performing the following examinations under their expert supervision:

  • GYN
  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Rectal
  • Testicular

Interactive Highlights

  • Play the leadership and systems-based game, “Friday Night in the ER”
  • Meet fellow students and faculty outside the classroom environment in an organized social gathering

Marymount nursing students at Virginia capitol

Residency Part II

Leading into the second residency, you will take the policy course, NU 706, seamlessly tying together learned concepts that align with a trip to Capitol Hill or Richmond. Residency sessions generally take place at the end of your term upon completing the NUF 503 course or at the start of NUF 504, depending on scheduling.

You will spend two to three days on campus to participate in a primary care, standardized patient experience. Presenting complaints from the “patients” mirror commonly seen episodic complaints and diseases in the primary care setting. This is the only portion of the residency that is graded.

Additional practice includes:

  • High fidelity simulation on common primary care office encounters 
  • OB/GYN workshop to practice OB/GYN assessments and skills
  • Hands-on training for common office procedures

Interactive Highlights

  • Meeting with a member of Congress to discuss health policy legislation
  • Gather outside the classroom with your cohort and faculty socially  

The Marymount residency experience brings nurses together for both professional and personal development. It provides a unique and valuable time of hands-on training, sharing ideas, and connecting with peers and faculty.

Questions? Schedule an appointment with our enrollment advisor to get answers.