Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies. Taught by highly respected faculty, these programs are designed to help the next generation of nursing leaders gain the skills and knowledge they need to advance their nursing careers while maintaining their commitment to caring for individuals, families, and communities, with a special emphasis on the underserved.
Using a blend of highly interactive online class sessions, social connections between peers and faculty, and real-world clinical experiences based on each student’s specialty and location, Nursing@Georgetown engages students and faculty in a personalized learning environment. The freedom to complete engaging, rigorous coursework online from across the country, combined with live, face-to-face collaborative classroom experiences with nursing leaders from the Washington, D.C. network, creates an online nursing education unlike any other.

Nursing Faculty:

The faculty members at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies bring a wide range of expertise and professional experiences to the classroom. They provide students with diverse academic perspectives and share firsthand knowledge about various clinical areas of specialty

Nursing@Georgetown students engage in live, face-to-face online classes with the highly regarded and nationally recognized faculty members of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. These faculty members include American Academy of Nursing Fellows, Fulbright Award recipients, and leaders in organizations such as the American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation.

The Online Experience:

Nursing@Georgetown is a rigorous, values-based master’s degree program delivered through an innovative online learning platform. The program engages students from across the country in a live virtual classroom, with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio.

Students experience a blend of weekly, live, face-to-face classes, 24/7 access to coursework, and hands-on, clinical experiences based on their specialty and location

Quick Facts

School Name

Georgetown University





General Information

Institutional Control


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Academic Calendar

Five starts each year


Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and Accreditation Committee for Midwifery Education (ACME)

Student Services

Nursing@Georgetown students receive the same high quality, responsive, and dedicated support as on-campus students at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. This includes a personal Student Support Associate, a clinical faculty advisor, and the guidance of Georgetown’s Alumni Career Services.

Student Body

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies has enrolled over 700 students from across the United States into its online master’s program. With more than 145,000 Georgetown alumni, many of whom are in positions of leadership around the world, students can benefit from a lifetime of networking, references, and the development of professional relationships with fellow NHS graduates and nursing leaders across the country.

Degrees Offered:

Nursing@Georgetown offers Master of Science degrees in the following specialties:

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP):

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses with acute and/or critical-care experience to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. Graduates are empowered to integrate evidence-based practice, alleviate patient and family suffering, and facilitate ethical decision-making. In support of our long-standing commitment to care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—this program fosters nursing excellence in holistic care across a patient’s adult life.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP):

The Family Nurse Practitioner Program empowers students to improve the health and well being of family members at all stages of life. Georgetown-educated Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) apply cutting-edge science and manage the health needs of patients in primary care settings, taking a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure.

Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP):

The Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare registered nurses to manage a woman’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs during the childbearing years, manage the care of the normal newborn, and provide primary care to women throughout the life span. The program emphasizes becoming an agent of change at the forefront of women's health care.

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP):

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program prepares nurses to take on leadership roles as primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan. Students will develop the specialized skills and experience to treat and prevent illnesses unique to women, as well as provide focused care in areas such as:
  • Primary care
  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Lifespan care through menopause
  • General wellness and preventive care
  • Reproductive health care
  • This specialization is ideal for students interested in hands-on care of women, but are not interested in attending births.

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