Georgetown University Online Nurse Practitioner Programs – Nursing@Georgetown

Georgetown University Nursing@Georgetown offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) program through the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The following NP specializations are offered through Nursing@Georgetown:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
  • Nurse-Midwifery (NM) / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

In addition, Post-Graduate Certificates are offered in the FNP and AG-ACNP specializations. Coursework is delivered 100% online with 2 to 3 campus visits and practicums at approved facilities local to the student. Curricula for the NP programs is based on the Jesuit principle of care for the whole person including their body, mind, and spirit. The programs are cohort-based.

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) MSN is designed for registered nurses (RNs) with one year or more of full-time work experience in an emergency department, intensive care unit, progressive care unit, or telemetry unit. AG-ACNP Graduates are prepared to take the national certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Once certified, AG-ACNPs care for older adults in acute care and critical care settings.

The Family Nurse Practitioner MSN is designed for registered nurses with a BSN who plan to move into a holistic role in primary care settings in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, health promotion, and disease prevention. FNP graduates are eligible to sit for national certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Once certified, FNPs care for patients across the lifespan.

The Dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) MSN focuses on integrated midwifery care, women’s reproductive health, labor and birth, primary care of women, and advanced care of women. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national certification exams through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC) to become certified as nurse-midwives (CNMs) and women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs).

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) MSN focuses on the care of women in primary care settings, prenatal and postpartum care, reproductive care, general health and wellness, and care throughout the lifespan including menopause. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered through the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for board certification as a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP).

The BSN to DNP program is designed for registered nurses who have earned their BSN degree and wish to move seamlessly through to a DNP degree. Students choose from one of the four specializations listed above. A DNP degree prepares a nurse to become a healthcare leader. DNP students complete advanced coursework covering delivery models, system efficiency, evidence-based practice, health advocacy, biostatistics, health care management including finance and economics, scholarly writing, and epidemiology. Graduates are eligible to sit for certification exams according to the specialization chosen. Applicants must have at least one year of clinical work experience.

Master’s or doctorally prepared nurses may be interested in the FNP and AG-ACNP Post-Graduate Certificates. A gap analysis will be conducted to determine the courses needed to earn the degrees. Certificate graduates will be eligible to take the respective board certification exams for FNP and ACNP.

Nurse practitioners may serve in settings such as schools, hospitals, emergency care clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, government organizations, physician’s clinics, research institutions, and other health care organizations. Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Nursing@Georgetown programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Georgetown University is located in Washington D.C.

What to Expect from the Nursing@Georgetown Online NP Programs

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Georgetown University NP programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. All applicants must hold a current, unencumbered RN license. Application materials include a professional resume or CV, official transcripts in sealed envelopes, a one- to two-page personal statement, three letters of recommendation, a live recorded interview recorded in the Georgetown online classroom, and acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores if the primary language of the applicant is not English. No GRE is required.

  • Program Specific Admission Requirements
  • MSN Program: Hold a BSN or CNL degree from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited institution; have successfully completed a 3-credit statistics course with a grade of C or better
  • BSN to DNP: Hold a BSN or CNL degree from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited institution; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in science; have successfully completed a 3-credit statistics course within the last 5 years with a grade of B or better; have at least one year of clinical work experience (three years is recommended)
  • Post-Graduate Certificates: Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; hold an MSN degree from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program or a doctoral degree (DNAP, DNP, or PhD); have successfully completed a 3-credit statistics course with a grade of C or better

State Restrictions: Georgetown University accepts students from most states, however, applicants outside of Washington D.C. should check with their admissions counselor to confirm eligibility. In addition, prospective students should contact the licensing board of their specific state of residence to determine if the program meets state requirements for NP licensure.

The BSN to DNP program does not accept students from Alabama, Louisiana, North Dakota, New York, Puerto Rico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate – AG-ACNP specialization does not accept students from New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The MSN – FNP and NM/WHNP and Post-Master’s Certificate – FNP and NM specializations do not accept students from New York.

The MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate – WHNP specialization does not accept students from New York, Utah, and Washington.

Study Plan: Georgetown University offers flexible study plans for each program and terms run in 15-week intervals. The MSN – AG-ACNP program is offered part-time only and can be completed in 23 months and includes 600 to 700 clinical hours. The MSN – FNP program can be completed in 27 months on a part-time basis and includes 650 clinical hours; the program takes 19 months to complete on a full-time basis. The MSN – NM/WHNP program is offered part-time only and can be completed in 27 months. It includes 1,000 or more clinical hours. The MSN – WHNP program is also offered part-time only. It can be completed in 23 months and includes 784 clinical hours. Cohorts begin in January and May.

The BSN to DNP program is offered on a part-time or full-time basis. The degree can be completed in 8 terms plus immersions, or part-time in 11 terms plus immersions. Cohorts begin in September. The AG-ACNP, FNP, and WHNP specialties include 1,000 clinical hours. The Dual NM/WHNP specialty includes 1,300 clinical hours.

The Post-Master’s Certificates take 1 to 1.5 years to complete depending on the gap analysis to see which courses students must take. Programs are offered part-time and begin in January and May.

MSN and BSN to DNP Core Curriculum: All specialties take the following core courses: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment; Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology; Biostatistics and Epidemiology; and Evidence-Based Practice I (EBPI); Health Care Ethics; Professional Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse; Care of the Family in Crisis (FNP, NM/WHNP, and WHNP specialties only).

The MSN includes three additional courses including Health Policy and others. The DNP path includes seven additional courses which may include Scholarly Writing; Evidence-Based Practice II (EBPII); Health Care Outcomes, Quality, and Safety; Health Policy and Advocacy; Principles of Economics and Health Care Finance.

In addition, DNP students develop a DNP Project through three seminar courses and a DNP on-campus intensive.

AG-ACNP Curriculum: Courses may include Anatomy for Health Care Professionals; Diagnostic Reasoning; and Adult-Gerontology ACNP I-III (Clinicals).

FNP Curriculum: Courses may include Primary Health Care of Family I-IV (Clinicals).

Dual NM/WHNP Curriculum: Courses may include Introduction to Reproductive Health Care of Women I-II; Ambulatory Care of Women I-II (Clinical); Primary Care of Women; Primary Ambulatory Care of Women (Clinical); Seminars in Advanced Women’s Health Care; Labor, Birth, and Newborn Care; Full Scope Midwifery Care I-II (Clinical); and Integrated Health Care of Women.

WHNP Curriculum: Courses may include Introduction to Reproductive Health Care of Women I-II; Ambulatory Care of Women I-III (Clinicals); Primary Care of Women; Primary Ambulatory Care of Women (Clinical); Seminars in Advanced Women’s Health Care; Integrated Health Care of Women

Post-Graduate AG-ACNP and FNP Certificate Curriculum: The Post-Master’s AG-ACNP Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits and 660 to 700 clinical hours. The FNP Certificate program requires a minimum of 19 credits and 650 clinical hours. Courses vary depending on the conducted gap analysis.

Online Experience: Nursing@Georgetown utilizes video conferencing technology to offer courses in a live, engaging online experience. This creates a collaborative, close-knit environment for the student cohorts. All live classes are recorded so students can view them at their convenience. Student-to-faculty ratios are kept small, typically 12:1, to foster strong relationships between all participants. Prospective students can visit an online class to get a feel for what the experience is like. Students can also view an online example of a live class session from the Health Care Ethics course.

Each week students are required to complete coursework in preparation for the upcoming live online session. Assignments are interactive and asynchronous. Content is engaging and may include high-quality videos, assessments, and interactive readings.

Online students have a complementary global access WeWork membership allowing them to utilize hundreds of workspaces throughout the world that include on-site support staff and certain amenities such as a kitchen and lounge area, printing and copying services, mail handling, and Wi-Fi access. This provides a dedicated space for online students to study and participate in live sessions, while also allowing collaboration with other nursing students in their local area.

Finally, Nursing@Georgetown students have access to 24/7 technical support, admissions and career counseling, academic advising, faculty office hours, technology training, and networking support.

On-Site Requirements: Nursing@Georgetown students come to the Washington D.C. campus 2 to 3 times depending on their specialization for on-campus intensives (OCIs). During these visits, students learn clinical skills and practice with peers while they are observed and coached by faculty. Students also complete in-person physical assessments with faculty. OCIs may last two to five days and include opportunities to learn and refine skills and build confidence for local practicum experiences. Nursing@Georgetown students work with standardized patients (SPs) who are healthy, specially trained individuals serving the purpose of simulating actual medical health conditions.

Regardless of the specialization chosen, all Nursing@Georgetown students complete OCI I: Advanced Health Assessment (AHA). This includes lab workshops, small peer groups, faculty-led workshops, and exam preparation. Students conduct a head-to-toe physical examination with their peers, as well as completing the final physical examination testing and genitourinary teaching associates sessions (GUTA).

  • Other On-Campus Intensives by Program:
  • FNPs also complete FNP OCI II for a total of 2 visits.
  • AGACNPs also complete AG-ACNP OCI I: AHA + Extension (this involves one additional day for the OCI I intensive); AG-ACNP OCI II; and AG-ACNP OCI III for a total of 3 visits.
  • WHNPs complete WHNP OCI I: AHA + Extension (this adds 2.5 days to the OCI I intensive); WHNP OCI II for a total of 2 visits.
  • NM/WHNPs complete NM/WHNP Dual OCI I: AHA + Extension (this adds 2.5 days to the OCI I intensive); NM/WHNP Dual OCI II: Intrapartum; NM/WHNP Dual OCI III for a total of 3 visits.

Paying for the Nursing@Georgetown Online NP Programs

The online NP programs cost $2,139 per credit plus fees. Students should also budget for travel expenses for the campus intensives. Interested students should contact the graduate admissions department of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Georgetown University for current tuition information.

Georgetown University graduate students are eligible for federal unsubsidized student loans according to the FAFSA. No nursing scholarships are available at this time. Nursing students may also consider investigating the possibility of a tuition reimbursement program through their employer. In addition, Georgetown students are encouraged to pursue outside opportunities to fund their nursing degrees such as community and organizational scholarships.

Georgetown University

Offering a variety of specializations including AGACNP, WHNP, FNP, and a dual nurse-midwifery/WHNP path as well as MSN, DNP, and post-master's options, Georgetown University provides a 2 to 3 campus visit online program with several nurse practitioner options.

APRN Programs

BSN to DNP – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG-ACNP)
BSN to DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
BSN to DNP – Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health NP (NM/WHNP)
BSN to DNP – Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
MSN – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG-ACNP)
MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
MSN – Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
MSN – Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Post-Master's Certificate – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG-ACNP)
Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Campus Address

3700 Resevoir Rd NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Georgetown University – BSN to DNP – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG-ACNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

September

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

69

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.3 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, LA, ND, NY, PR, UT, WA, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

69

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$147,591.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$147,591.00

Georgetown University – BSN to DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

September

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

69

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.3 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, LA, ND, NY, PR, UT, WA, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

69

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$147,591.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$147,591.00

Georgetown University – BSN to DNP – Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health NP (NM/WHNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialization

WHNP,NM –

Program Start Dates

September

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

74

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.3 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, LA, ND, NY, PR, UT, WA, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

74

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$158,286.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$158,286.00

Georgetown University – BSN to DNP – Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialization

WHNP – Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

September

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

69

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.3 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, LA, ND, NY, PR, UT, WA, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

69

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$147,591.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$147,591.00

Georgetown University – MSN – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG-ACNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January, May

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

40

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

None

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

NY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

40

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$85,560.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$85,560.00

Georgetown University – MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January, May

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

44

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

None

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

NY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

44

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$94,116.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$94,116.00

Georgetown University – MSN – Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

WHNP,NM –

Program Start Dates

January, May

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

49

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

None

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

NY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

49

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$104,811.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$104,811.00

Georgetown University – MSN – Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

WHNP – Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January, May

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

44

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

None

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

NY, UT, WA

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

44

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$94,116.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$94,116.00

Georgetown University – Post-Master's Certificate – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AG-ACNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January, May

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

15

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

None

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

NY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

15

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$32,085.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$32,085.00

Georgetown University – Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

January, May

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

2

Credits Needed to Graduate

19

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

None

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

NY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

19

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$40,641.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$2,139.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$40,641.00

Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the published tuition rate. Rates may change, so please check here for the latest tuition information. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the rates for part-time students. “Resident” and “non-resident” refer to the student’s school-recognized state residency status. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Estimated total tuition does not include additional fees.