Specialize as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Georgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing Program

Provide Care for Families in Your Community

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ (NHS) online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares you to manage care for individuals and families in primary care settings. You will acquire the competencies to assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses, promote health and wellness, and prevent disease.

FNP Curriculum at a Glance

44 credits | 2 on-campus intensives | 650 clinical hours | 27 months to complete part time
44 credits

2 on-campus intensives

650 clinical hours

27 months to complete part time

The Georgetown University Experience — Delivered Online

In the FNP program, you will:

Grow as a practitioner under the attentive guidance of NHS faculty, who are fellows, active clinicians, and leaders in family primary care.

Develop specialized skills in HD-streaming, live online classes, informed by interactive content such as a 3D anatomy tool.

Practice clinical techniques, including simple suturing, at on-campus intensives with standardized patients and genitourinary teaching associates (GUTA).

Treat adult and pediatric patients during clinical placements at sites that meet Georgetown University standards.

Prepare to Become Board Certified Through the ANCC and AACN

FNP graduates are eligible to sit for certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANP).

The following reflects first-time certification rates of MS in Nursing students who graduated in 2017:1

ANCC Certification Rate

AANP Certification Rate



1 The national average certification rate in 2017 was 82.9% for the ANCC exam and 80% for the AANP exam.