Academics Overview

Preparing the Next Generation of Nursing Leaders

Nursing@Georgetown’s programs are designed to provide the education, experience, and credentials you need to advance your nursing career. Our demanding curriculum, designed and delivered by our nationally respected faculty, takes a multidimensional approach to preparing nurses for leadership roles in the health care industry.

The following program specializations are available:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Credits Clinical Hours On-Campus Visits
44 650 2

You will be eligible to obtain the following certifications upon completion of the FNP program:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (FNP-BC)
  • Nurse Practitioner – Certified (NP-C)

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner / Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG-ACNP/CNS)

Credits Clinical Hours On-Campus Visits
48 900 3

 
You will be eligible to obtain the following certifications upon completion of the AG-ACNP/CNS program:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (ACNP-BC)
  • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program – Board Certified (CNS-BC)

Nurse-Midwifery / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)

Credits Clinical Hours On-Campus Visits
49 600, plus 300 on-call hours 3

You will be eligible to obtain the following certifications upon completion of the NM/WHNP program:

  • Certified Nurse – Midwife (CNM)
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (WHNP-BC)

Core Courses

As a Nursing@Georgetown student, you will be required to take courses covering advanced concepts in the “Three Ps”— Advanced Health Assessment (Physical), Physiology and Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology. This rounded approach to nursing education enables our students to understand the nursing career from a more holistic perspective, and has helped our students achieve outstanding passing rates on their board exams.

The following courses are required for all Nursing@Georgetown specialties:

  • NURO-528 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURO-546 Physiology / Pathophysiology
  • NURO-544 Advanced Concepts of Pharmacology
  • NURO-530 Research Methods & Biostatistics for Healthcare Providers
  • NURO-624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy
  • NURO-518 Health Care Ethics
  • NURO-540 Research Evidence and Best Practices in Health Care

View our specialty pages to view the required courses for each of our concentrations.

Please visit the University Registrar’s web site for detailed course descriptions.

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