Welcome to the Malek School of Health Professions. I am very pleased that you are interested in our School, where academic excellence, service to the community, leadership, a global perspective, professional development, and a commitment to ethics and lifelong learning are our goals.
The Malek School at Marymount University offers undergraduate and graduate 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 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!
Michelle Walters-Edwards BSc. (Hons), Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Associate Professor
Interested in learning more about going to college at Marymount University? We invite you to request more information today!
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.
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).
Marymount’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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 DNP at Marymount: