Marymount University Nursing Programs (B,S,N., M.S.N. and D.N.P.)
Welcome to the Malek School of Nursing Professions and thank you for your interest in a career in Nursing. The Malek School of Nursing Professions offers undergraduate (Bachelors) and graduate (Masters and Doctoral) programs in Nursing. Our students benefit from clinical experiences and internship placements in some of the national capital area’s leading health care organizations as well as throughout the country and the world.
Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and clinicians who are focused on student success. They have impressive records of research, as well as service to the community and to their professions. Our support staff members are dedicated to helping students navigate the academic experience. Don’t hesitate to contact any of us if you would like additional information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Maureen Moriarty DNP, ANP-BC, FAHS, FAANP
Interim Chief Nurse Administrator
Associate Professor, Graduate Chair and Director, DNP and RN/BSN programs
Malek School of Nursing Professions
Office phone: (703) 284-1590
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Marymount's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares nurses to be knowledgeable, skilled, and caring health professionals qualified to practice in the contemporary health care environment. Our graduates provide patient-centered quality care utilizing the nursing process and evidence-based practice. Laboratory and clinical experiences are provided to develop competence in the care of patients throughout the life cycle.
Marymount has a solid reputation for preparing knowledgeable, skilled, caring professionals. Today’s nurses not only provide health care to people of all ages, but also educate patients and their families in preventive care.
The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Marymount University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, www.ccneaccreditation.org. The BSN program is also approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing.
First-Year applicants are encouraged to complete the following High School Curriculum:
- 4 years of English
- 2 years of Foreign Language
- 3 years of Math
- 3 years of Science (2 years of Lab)
- 3 years of Social Studies
Freshman applicants have an average of the following academic qualifications:
- 17 to 24 ACT score for Composite, English, and Math
Students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale do not need to submit their SAT or ACT scores for admissions consideration. If your high school GPA is lower than a 3.0 or if you are homeschooled, you are required to submit your standardized test scores.
Marymount University’s codes for sending test scores are 5405 for the SAT and 4378 for the ACT.
Freshman applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:
- Application (Please select only one: Common App OR MU App)
- Official High School Transcripts
- Optional: Letter of Recommendation
- Optional: Personal Statement
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Take your health care expertise to the next level and expand on the knowledge and skills you’ve already gained in the field with a graduate degree from Marymount University’s Master of Science in Nursing program.
Our master’s in Nursing provides the training you’ll need to become a skilled family nurse practitioner, focusing on state-of-the-art treatment and preventative health care, health education and promotion, disease management, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. With our academic and clinical focus, you’ll be prepared for national certification and a career in ambulatory or primary health care settings.
Earn your master’s degree on a flexible schedule
Marymount’s Master of Science in Nursing classes can accommodate your busy schedule. Most Nursing degree courses are offered 1 day a week during afternoons and evenings, allowing you to continue working full time until you begin clinical rounds. Our master’s in Nursing is also offered online, so you can meet your academic goals wherever you are.
Specialize as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN-PMHNP)
Marymount University’s online MSN-PMHNP degree program equips you with the knowledge and skills to become an advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner through a strongly focused curriculum based on ethics and evidence-based care.
Coursework in the online MSN program is 100% remote, yet with the residency experience in the metro D.C. area, you’ll gain the kind of valuable, compassionate hands-on training to make a difference as a nurse practitioner in local, national and international healthcare.
- 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.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Marymount’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program provides the highest credential in nursing practice and prepares professionals to assume leadership roles in the health care system. The program emphasizes quality instruction in evidence-based practice, health care policy, leadership and epidemiology. Graduates are expert clinicians, prepared to serve as nursing leaders and change agents in the complex and rapidly evolving health care environment.
There are two ways to achieve your D.N.P. at Marymount:
- B.S.N. to D.N.P. is for BSN prepared nurses who wish to obtain their D.N.P. and complete the required course and clinical work to specialize as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Credits 75 credits
- Full-time: 8 semester
- Part-time: 11 semesters
- 700 direct patient care hours & 500 project hours
- Post-master’s D.N.P. is for students who already hold a masters degree in nursing
- Credits 31-35 credits
- Part-time: 6 semesters
- 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours (500 can be carried over from previous M.S.N. degree)
The D.N.P. specific courses are offered in an executive format that combines independent asynchronous learning with virtual online meetings through audio video conferencing culminating in a two-day on-campus executive experience at the end of each semester. Small cohort sizes foster collegiality, collaboration and professional success.
Marymount University is affiliated with numerous health care agencies and clinical sites throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area. These partnerships provide students with rich practice opportunities in clinical settings. Close proximity to the nation’s capital opens students to experiences with lobbyists, health care policy makers and nursing executives as courses with residency requirements are completed.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Marymount University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, www.ccneaccreditation.org.
The Admissions Professionals at Marymount University are available and willing to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you make an informed decision about your next academic venture. We hope you’ll reach out to our Admissions Team and request more information today!
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