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.

To Applicants: Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS). As you may have read, Georgetown is planning to launch a School of Nursing and a School of Health by July 1, 2022. We expect that NHS’s current academic programs will continue on through these two new schools. We plan for the BSN, the MS in Nursing, the DNAP, and the DNP to be housed in the planned School of Nursing. We plan for the BS programs in Global Health, Health Care Management & Policy, and Human Science and the MS program in Health Systems Administration to be housed in the planned School of Health. The future organizational homes of these programs will not affect your application – admitted students will remain in the programs when the new schools are established.

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

Cohort Start DatePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
January 2022October 20, 2021November 3, 2021
May 2022February 9, 2022March 16, 2022
September 2022June 1, 2022July 13, 2022

Learn more about the AG-ACNP program.

FNP

Cohort Start DatePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
January 2022October 20, 2021November 3, 2021
May 2022February 9, 2022March 16, 2022
September 2022June 1, 2022July 13, 2022

Learn more about the FNP program.

NM/WHNP

Cohort Start DatePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
January 2022October 20, 2021November 3, 2021
May 2022February 9, 2022March 16, 2022
September 2022June 1, 2022July 13, 2022

Learn more about the NM/WHNP program.

WHNP

Cohort Start DatePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
January 2022October 20, 2021November 3, 2021
May 2022February 9, 2022March 16, 2022
September 2022June 1, 2022July 13, 2022

Learn more about the WHNP program.

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:

RoundDeadlineDecision Date
Round 1November 10, 2021January 7, 2022
Round 2January 13, 2022February 26, 2022
Round 3March 17, 2022April 30, 2022

Learn more about the BSN to DNP program.

Post-Master’s DNP

The upcoming deadline and decision date for the next cohort of the online Post-Master’s DNP program are below:

RoundDeadlineDecision Date
Round 1November 10, 2021January 7, 2022
Round 2January 13, 2022February 26, 2022
Round 3March 17, 2022April 30, 2022

Learn more about the Post-Master’s DNP program.

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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.

Cohort Start DatePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
January 2022September 8, 2021October 6, 2021
May 2022January 12, 2022February 9, 2022
September 2022May 11, 2022June 8, 2022

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.