Doctor of Nursing Practice

Marymount University

Program Description

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Marymount University

Nursing (D.N.P.)

Marymount University offers the highest credential in nursing practice, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) This degree is available to those with a B.S.N. or non-clinical M.S.N. as well as those with a clinical M.S.N.


Marymount’s D.N.P. will position nurses to meet the increasing demands of the nation’s health care system as it serves a growing and aging population, preparing them to deliver the highest level of nursing practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has recommended that by the year 2015 all advanced-practice nurses be prepared at the doctoral level.


Marymount's program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is practice-focused, innovative, evidence-based, and reflects the application of credible research findings. Graduates of Marymount’s program will gain the highest level of scientific knowledge, be prepared to influence health care policy, and be ready to act as change agents and professional leaders within their organizations and in the field.


Marymount's D.N.P. program is designed for working nurses. It is a part-time program that enrolls new students in the fall semester only.

 
The program's campus-based format allows students full access to Marymount’s expert faculty and prestigious clinical resources.

Careers

This program prepares students for careers in the highest level of nursing practice.


According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), “Research from Drs. Linda Aiken, Carole Estabrooks, Christopher Friese, and others have established a clear link between higher levels of nursing education and better patient outcomes.”


With the escalating shortage of nurses, professionals prepared to deliver the highest level of nursing care with the greatest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise will become even stronger. Graduates of Marymount’s program will help fill this gap.

Degree Requirements

For those entering with a B.S.N.


72 - 74 credits


Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

  • NU 501 Theoretical and Ethical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 550 Advanced Pathophysiology I
  • NU 512 Nursing and Health Care Systems and Organizations
  • NU 551 Advanced Pathophysiology II
  • NU 590 Health Care Data Analysis
  • NU 552 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NU 591 Health Care Research
  • NUF 502 Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 501 Professional Role Development of the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 503 Primary Care of the Family I*
  • NUF 504 Primary Care of the Family II*
  • NU 700 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NU 705 Multivariate Analysis
  • NU 704 Diversity in Health and Illness
  • NU 701 Innovative Models of Care Delivery
  • NU 702 Epidemiology
  • NU 706 Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
  • NU 703 Research Methods and Applications
  • ECO 590 Health Care Economics
  • NU 800 Residency*
  • NU 801 Doctoral Project


For those entering with a non-clinical M.S.N.

60 - 62 credits

 
Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

  • NU 550 Advanced Pathophysiology I
  • NU 552 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NU 551 Advanced Pathophysiology II
  • NUF 502 Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 501 Professional Role Development of the Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NUF 503 Primary Care of the Family I*
  • NUF 504 Primary Care of the Family II*
  • NU 700 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NU 705 Multivariate Analysis
  • NU 704 Diversity in Health and Illness
  • NU 701 Innovative Models of Care Delivery
  • NU 702 Epidemiology
  • NU 706 Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
  • NU 703 Research Methods and Applications
  • ECO 590 Health Care Economics
  • NU 800 Residency*
  • NU 801 Doctoral Project


For those entering with a clinical M.S.N.


30 -32 credits

 
Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

  • NU 700 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NU 705 Multivariate Analysis
  • NU 704 Diversity in Health and Illness
  • NU 701 Innovative Models of Care Delivery
  • NU 702 Epidemiology
  • NU 706 Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
  • NU 703 Research Methods and Applications
  • ECO 590 Health Care Economics
  • NU 800 Residency*
  • NU 801 Doctoral Project


*Students must complete a total of 1,000 supervised postbaccalaureate clinical hours to fulfill program requirements. Post-baccalaureate clinical hours achieved prior to entering the D.N.P. program must be officially documented. Residency hours are established in this course. If more than one semester is required for completion of NU 800, students may register multiple times for a maximum of 5 credits.

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