Your academic background, clinical experience, and leadership ability are crucial components to be considered for admission to Nursing@Georgetown.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL from a U.S. Department of Education and ACEN or CCNE-accredited institution, hold a current U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license, and have successfully completed ("C" or better) a three-credit course in statistics. AG-ACNP students are required to hold the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification prior to starting classes.
As part of the Nursing@Georgetown application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following:
- A current resume or curriculum vitae
- Sealed official academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework
- A 1–2 page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying
- Live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web-platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided asked a series of prompts questions that help Georgetown understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. Please contact an admissions counselor to schedule your interview.
- Three letters of recommendation from:
- A clinical supervisor or nurse manager (who directly supervised you in a clinical setting)
- A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor (who can provide meaningful input regarding your academic record)
- A practicing advanced practice nurse (APRN) who has served as a mentor or whom you have shadowed (preferably in the APRN role to which you are applying)
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English
The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, to determine if the GRE will strengthen your application, please contact your Admissions Counselor at 1-877-910-HOYA (4692).
Applicants for all graduate nursing programs must possess the abilities and skills deemed essential to care for patients. View a list of Georgetown University Department of Nursing Technical Standards for Admissions and Graduation.
Applicants to the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program must have at least one year of work experience in a critical care setting (two years recommended) before submitting an application.
Please mail all official transcripts and other official application materials to the following address:
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 900
Landover, MD 20785
If you studied outside the United States, you must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. All coursework from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by World Education Services.
The program is not yet approved in all states. Please contact 877-910-4692 to determine if you are located in a state in which Georgetown can offer the program.
For each cohort, the application fee is $40 if submitted on or before the priority application deadline. After this date, the application fee is $80. Early applications are encouraged.