Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Specialize as a Family Nurse Practitioner
Marymount’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is a specialized course of study to prepare students to be a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Students are trained in the primary care of individuals and families. An in-depth study is made of health, as well as common acute and chronic illnesses throughout the life cycle. Laboratory and clinical experiences are provided to develop competence in the diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses.
The program is 45 credits and includes 700 direct patient care clinical hours. Students can complete the program at a full-time (5 semesters) or part-time (7 semester) pace.
This degree program prepares graduates to sit for nationally recognized certification examinations offered by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
100% of our 2019 graduates passed their certification examination on their first attempt
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The BSN to MSN FNP program is also available online.
Instruction & Clinical
- The MSN program utilizes multiple instruction methods including on campus or audio-video conference options, synchronous learning, standardized patients, and hands on laboratory instruction.
- Our small cohort size fosters collegiality, collaboration, and professional success.
- Students complete their required clinical practicums in health care settings throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Marymount University is affiliated with numerous health care agencies and clinical sites throughout the National Capital Region. These partnerships provide students with rich opportunities to participate in advanced nursing practice. Students are prepared to provide compassionate, skilled primary care to diverse populations in a variety of settings.
- Marymount’s family nurse practitioner curriculum is designed and based upon the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing as well as "The Criteria for the Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs" from the National Organization of Nursing Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
- The Master's degree program in Nursing at Marymount University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, www.ccneaccreditation.org.