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:

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

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (ACNP-BC)

Graduates of the FNP program will be eligible to obtain the following certifications:

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

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)

Graduates of the WHNP program are able to pursue board certification through:

  • The National Certification Corporation (NCC)

Upon completion of the DNP program, you will be eligible to obtain the same board certifications as the MS in Nursing specializations, depending on the specialty area you choose.

The post-master’s certificate is designed for professionals with a Master of Science degree in Nursing or a doctoral degree (DNAP, DNP, or PhD) from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited institution. Depending on the specialty area you pursue, you will be eligible to sit for board certification examinations in the following specializations: 

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Nurse-Midwifery (NM)1
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)1

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ (NHS) Department of Human Science offers courses that may strengthen an applicant’s candidacy for admission to various health disciplines. These courses are open to all non-degree students pursuing a health-based education who need to fulfill prerequisites for nursing or other health professions.

1 The online Post Master's Certificate program's Nurse-Midwifery (NM) specialization and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) specialization are not currently accepting applications. If you have requested information about these specializations, an Admissions Counselor will contact you when applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts. If you select one of these specializations when you submit your application, your application will be placed on hold and not reviewed until the program is available. For additional information please contact the Admissions team at 877-910-HOYA (4692). Return to footnote reference