Nursing Practice


The online BSN-DNP program offers students with a bachelor’s degree in nursing the opportunity to gain expertise in a specific area of interest while also preparing students to lead developments across the health system. The BSN-DNP program is offered in the following specialties:

  • Acute Care- Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Specialization
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization
  • Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Dual Specialization
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Graduates of the BSN-DNP program are prepared to sit for specialty certification examinations in their specialty.

For application information and deadlines and more information about the BSN-DNP online Nursing@Georgetown program, please visit the BSN-DNP website.



For information about specific educational background and experience details, please visit the BSN-DNP Admissions Requirements page.


The online Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program prepares nurses to be systems-level leaders in complex health care environments regardless of the position they hold, integrating nursing science with organizational leadership and ethics.

The Post-Master’s D.N.P.-prepared nurse utilizes research evidence to design, implement, manage and evaluate systems of care.

This practice-based program is intended for nurses who hold a master’s degree and have experience in an advanced nursing role. Consisting of 30 credit hours, the Post-Master’s D.N.P. program is offered in a part-time program of study (5 semesters in length).

Highlights of the Post-Master’s D.N.P. program include:

  • High-quality learner experiences rooted in faculty collaboration and leadership practice;
  • Research and practice expertise across multiple academic departments; and
  • Innovative Post-Master’s D.N.P. Scholarly Project.

The Post-Master’s D.N.P. Scholarly Project allows the nurse leader to translate evidence from original research and accelerate the adoption of best clinical practices. The project is a summative demonstration of an interactive learning process, and the curriculum informs the depth, development, and evaluation of outcomes from the project implementation.

Courses are taught by faculty from multiple disciplines with expertise in a variety of fields. As with all programs at Georgetown, principles of ethical leadership and social justice permeate the program.

For more information about the Post-Master’s D.N.P. program, please visit the PM-DNP website.


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For information about specific educational background and experience, please visit the Post-Master’s DNP Admission Requirements page.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Personal statement that includes short and long-term goals after completion of the DNP program. If you already have a general sense of your area of interest for your translational research project, you are encouraged to include this in your statement.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our How to Apply (new window) (new window) page for additional details and FAQs. All transcripts from non-US institutions must be evaluated by World Education Services,
  • Official Recommendations (3)- one from each of the following: supervisor, faculty, colleague
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (please see below)
  • Supplemental Data Form


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for BSN-DNP or DNP applicants.


All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English). All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE or TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Georgetown University’s score reporting code is: 5244. TOEFL information:

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.5 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: