Advance Your Nursing Expertise With Georgetown University’s
Online Post-Graduate Certificate Program


Pursue Additional APRN Certifications

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ (NHS) Post-Graduate Certificate program empowers advanced practice nursing professionals to advance their careers and pursue additional board certifications.

You will choose from one of four Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Nurse-Midwifery (NM), or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP).

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, maintain a current registered nurse (RN) license, and have earned either (1) a Master of Science degree in Nursing from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program, or (2) a doctoral degree (DNAP, DNP, or PhD). 1


Why Earn a Post-Graduate Certificate?

By completing the online Post-Graduate Certificate program from Georgetown University, APRNs can broaden their influence and advance their careers in several ways:

  • Develop advanced clinical abilities in one of four APRN specializations.
  • Become eligible for board certification in their chosen specialization.
  • Complete master’s-level course work that is designed to match the rigor and quality of Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program.
  • Apply a values-based approach to patient and family care that is founded on the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care of the whole person.

The Georgetown University Experience — Delivered Online

As a student in the Post-Graduate Certificate program, you will:

  • Grow as a leader under the attentive guidance of NHS faculty, who are fellows, active clinicians, and innovators in health care.
  • Practice clinical techniques at on-campus intensives with standardized patients and genitourinary teaching associates.
  • Treat patients during clinical placements at sites that align with your program track and meet Georgetown University standards.
  • Develop specialized skills during HD-streaming, live online classes, informed by interactive, multimedia course content.

Start Transforming Your Nursing Career

Take the next step toward receiving the clinical and didactic preparation to expand your scope of practice. Learn more about the Post-Graduate Certificate program today.

1 To be eligible for admission, non-practicing APRNs must demonstrate competence in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment by successfully completing an Advanced Health Assessment on-campus intensive. Return to footnote reference