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:
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
- 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 a series of prompts 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:
Application Processing Services
7900 Harkins Road, Suite 501
Lanham, MD 20706
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.