Admissions Overview

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.

Application Requirements

As part of the Nursing@Georgetown application process, you will be asked to provide 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
  • A video essay, no longer than four minutes, that describes how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. This video essay replaces an on-campus, in-person 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. For a list of Georgetown University Department of Nursing Technical Standards for Admissions and Graduation, please click here.

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:

Nursing@Georgetown Admissions
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-HOYA (4692) to determine if you are located in a state in which Georgetown can offer the program.

Application Fee

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.

If you'd like to speak with the admissions team, request information. You can also send an email to or read answers to our frequently asked questions.