Admissions Overview

Nursing@Georgetown offers several start dates throughout the year for the online Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Graduate Certificate programs, as well as one annual start date for the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. The charts below outline the program-specific start dates and corresponding application deadlines for our upcoming cohorts.

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Master’s in Nursing Deadlines

Applications for the Master of Science in Nursing program are accepted on a rolling basis. After completing your application, you can expect an email notification of the official admissions decision within approximately 15 days. Early applications are encouraged. If you submit your application before the priority deadline, you will receive a reduced application fee.

AG-ACNP

Application Deadlines: AG-ACNP
Cohort Start Date Priority Deadline Final Deadline
May 2021 February 17, 2021 March 10, 2021

FNP

Application Deadlines: FNP
Cohort Start Date Priority Deadline Final Deadline
May 2021 February 17, 2021 March 10, 2021

NM/WHNP

Application Deadlines: NM/WHNP
Cohort Start Date Priority Deadline Final Deadline
May 2021 February 17, 2021 March 10, 2021

WHNP

Application Deadlines: WHNP
Cohort Start Date Priority Deadline Final Deadline
May 2021 February 17, 2021 March 10, 2021

DNP Deadlines

To ensure that your application is eligible for consideration, please review the application requirements carefully and submit all application materials by the appropriate deadline. After completing your application, you will be notified of the official admissions decision within approximately 45 days.

Visit our program overview page to learn more about the DNP programs.

BSN to DNP

There are three distinct application rounds for the BSN to DNP program. To ensure that your application is eligible for consideration, please review the application requirements carefully and submit all application materials by the deadline of the round you have selected. After completing your application, you will be notified of the official admissions decision within approximately 45 days.

We strongly encourage you to submit by the round 1 deadline. If you submit your application before the first-round deadline, you will receive a reduced application fee. The deadline for the September 2021 BSN to DNP Cohort is below:

Application Deadlines: BSN to DNP
Round Deadline Decision Date
Round 1 Closed January 5, 2021
Round 2 January 13, 2021 February 26, 2021
Round 3 March 17, 2021 April 30, 2021

Post-Master’s DNP

The upcoming deadline and decision date for the inaugural September 2020 cohort of the online Post-Master’s DNP program is below:

Application Deadlines: Post-Master’s DNP
Round Deadline Decision Date
Round 1 Closed January 5, 2021
Round 2 January 13, 2021 February 26, 2021
Round 3 March 17, 2021 April 30, 2021

Post-Graduate Certificate Program Deadlines

The Post-Graduate Certificate program offers three annual start dates in January, May, and September. Please review your application carefully to ensure that it meets all application requirements. Applicants can expect to receive an admissions decision within approximately 15 days.

Application Deadlines: Post Graduate Certificate Program
Cohort Start Date Priority Deadline Final Deadline
May 2021 January 13, 2021 February 3, 2021
September 2021 May 12, 2021 June 2, 2021

The start date selected on the application is contingent upon a thorough faculty review of previously completed degree coursework. The faculty will provide an individualized plan of study for each student. The applicant's start date may be shifted to a later term than the term selected in the application based on the individualized plan of study and availability of clinical placement.

Visit our overview page to learn more about the Post-Graduate Certificate program, or request information today.

Application Information 

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a current U.S. licensed registered nurse (RN) to apply to Nursing@Georgetown.

Georgetown University’s online graduate nursing programs are authorized to operate in many states. To find out if we are accepting applications from residents in your state, please visit the School of Nursing & Health Studies’ state authorization page.

For additional application requirements for your program, view all application requirements.

Contact a Nursing@Georgetown Admissions Counselor

If you are ready to take your nursing career to the next level by earning a highly respected graduate nursing degree, an Admissions Counselor will help you through every step of the admissions process.