Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are needed now more than ever, especially in our fast-growing-but-underserved Latinx communities.

Latinx patients disproportionately report not having a usual source of healthcare and face challenges when trying to find a provider. They are also more likely to live in a community that is experiencing a provider shortage, so they often seek out care in community health centers.

FNPs are more likely to work in these health centers and can ensure Latinx families have access to the care they need.

Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion

In Arlington County, home of Marymount University’s physical campus, Latinx residents comprise 20-25 percent of the population, the largest concentration in the state. Marymount University’s student population reflects the local demographic, with 25 percent of its undergraduate students identifying as Latinx or Hispanic.

Marymount is dedicated to the idea that diversity is a shared value lived by students, faculty, and staff. Those efforts were recognized when they were named the first Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Virginia.

Marymount also supports its Latinx students through a recent initiative called ¡Avanzamos! (“Moving Forward Together”), which ensures campus-wide programs and student-success efforts include issues that impact their Latinx student population. ¡Avanzamos! is part of a larger effort to promote diversity and inclusion entitled, “You Belong Here,” which brings together students, faculty, and staff who understand the challenges and needs associated with discrimination and inclusion.

Explore Marymount University’s Online FNP Programs

The time has never been better for nurses who want to complete a Family Nurse Practitioner program. Marymount’s online nursing programs prepare nurses for a career as an FNP, allowing them to help underserved populations across the country, including Latinx communities.

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Marymount offers several FNP programs for nurses with various levels of education.

For BSN-prepared nurses, Marymount’s online DNP-FNP program teaches skills needed to be a nurse leader who not only offers compassionate care but improves patient outcomes by providing the best patient care across multiple populations in a complex, ever-changing environment.

Marymount’s CCNE-accredited online MSN-FNP program, also designed for nurses with a BSN, utilizes a curriculum strongly focused on ethics and evidence-informed care. Learn from practicing FNPs who are experts in their field and translate theoretical knowledge from the sciences and humanities into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations.

Marymount’s FNP post-master’s online certification prepares nurses who already have an MSN degree to build on existing knowledge to optimize patient care and be at the forefront of the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Marymount’s online FNP programs offer a unique opportunity to balance work and school, achieve career goals, and obtain the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the AANP or ANCC family nurse practitioner certification exam after graduation.

To ensure all students can concentrate fully on working and studying, Marymount’s Clinical Placement Team coordinates all aspects of the clinical placement process to ensure the successful completion of clinicals at a placement site within a reasonable distance to the student’s home.

For answers to frequently asked questions and to learn more about Marymount’s online FNP programs, visit Marymount’s BSN to DNP-FNP, BSN to MSN-FNP, or post-master’s FNP certificate program pages.

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