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Nursing (D.N.P.)

DPT Students in Costa Rica

Marymount Initiative Helps Care for Some of the Most Needy in Central America

“It was a gift to us,” said Marymount University faculty member Dr. Faith Claman, recalling the recent service-learning trip of nursing students from the university’s Malek School of Health Professions to Manos Abiertas in Costa Rica.

Read more at SunGazette.net

Marymount University Adds Two New Patient Simulators

Marymount University's Malek School of Health Professions added two new patient simulators – a pregnant mother and newborn infant – to its simulation laboratories.

Read more at Halldale.com

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.

>> Learn more about what students can expect upon graduation

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.

Admissions to the DNP Program have been temporarily suspended for the 2014-2015 academic year.

CCNE Accredited

MU's Doctor of Nursing Preactice program is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact Information

Nursing Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Questions? Call:
(800) 548-7638 or (703) 284-5901

E-mail: grad.admissions@marymount.edu

Faculty Spotlight

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Kathleen Schaefer
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Kathleen Schaefer has been a full-time Marymount faculty member since 2001. She has taught introduction to nursing, obstetrics, health assessment, and the senior internship.