Four Ways We Nurture Your Unique Talents

Provide care for the whole patient with a master’s from Georgetown University.

1. Pursue Your Calling With Four Specialization Tracks

While many programs only offer a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) provides four specialization options for our online master’s, doctoral, and post-graduate programs to allow you to align your program of study with your professional goals.

You will receive specialized clinical training to provide care for the population of your choice:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

2. Prepare to Pass Board Exams With Academic Support

Online Nursing@Georgetown students have access to the same resources as on-campus NHS students, including support from our highly renowned faculty and clinical placement specialists.

Through the clinical and didactic training you receive, you become well-prepared to pass board certification and excel as an advanced practice nurse.

NHS graduates regularly achieve outstanding first-time pass rates on the board certification exams. The statistics below represent pass rates for both on-campus and online students who graduated from Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program in the year indicated.

AACN School Pass Rate: 100%
ANCC School Pass Rate: 98.04%

AG-ACNP in 2018 1

ANCC School Pass Rate: 100%
AANPCB School Pass Rate: 97.83%

FNP in 2017 2

AMCB School First-Time Pass Rate: 94%

NM/WHNP in 2017 3

NCC School First-Time Pass Rate: 96.15%

WHNP in 2017 4

Take the Next Step. Apply Today.

Georgetown University helps you achieve your goals so you are equipped to take care of your patients’ needs. Work on your application today.

3. Develop as a Practitioner With Clinical Placement Support

Nursing@Georgetown’s clinical placement team — which includes placement specialists, Clinical Faculty Advisors, and NHS faculty — is dedicated to providing one-on-one support through each placement experience, helping you evolve as a health care provider.

The clinical placement process involves an ongoing partnership between the student and placement specialist, from enrollment to graduation. Placement specialists strive to identify and secure clinical sites that:

  • Meet the high standards of NHS faculty
  • Align with your program track
  • Fall within a reasonable distance of your community5

4. Advance Your Career With Master’s, Doctoral, and Post-Graduate Programs

Georgetown University offers multiple pathways to career opportunities, including the online Master of Science degree in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Master’s Certificate programs.

Nursing@Georgetown helps you meet your individual professional goals by providing clinical and didactic preparation for careers that span the health sciences and promote health equity around the globe.

Practice With Purpose. Apply Today.

Take the next step in your nursing career with an online Master of Science degree in Nursing. Prepare to grow as an advanced practice nurse with Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, a values-based organization that was ranked the #26 master’s-level nursing school in the U.S. in 2019.6

Submit your application by the upcoming deadline to be considered for the next cohort.

 The national pass rate for the 2018 AACN certification was 80.4%, and the national pass rate for the 2018 ANCC certification was 89.53%.

2 The national pass rate for the 2017 ANCC certification exam was 82.9%, and the national pass rate for the 2017 AANP certification exam was 80%.

3 The national pass rate for the 2017 AMCB exam was 90.7%.

4 The national pass rate for the 2017 NCC exam was 90%.

5 While every effort is made to achieve 100% successful placement, clinical placement is not guaranteed. Placement is ideally within a 100-mile radius of your home, but some locations may require additional travel time and costs to secure appropriate clinical/practicum placements.

6 Georgetown University was ranked the #26 master’s-level nursing program on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Nursing Schools list (