Founded in 1789 in Washington D.C., this institution of higher education is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States. Today, it has four undergraduate schools, many graduate programs, a law school, and a medical school. Notable alumni include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Patricia Grady, the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research. In 2012, Georgetown was ranked 22nd among National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies was ranked 36th in nursing, 29th in healthcare management, 17th in nursing-anesthesia, and 19th in nursing-midwifery. Along with its nationally ranked graduate programs, the School of Nursing and Health Studies offers online master’s programs for nurses who wish to advance their practice.
Georgetown’s School of Nursing and Health Studies provides Web-based learning opportunities that enable nurses to earn an online Master of Science in Nursing in 12 to 25 months. Georgetown has three online nursing degree programs in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP). The Family Nurse Practitioner program gives nurses the academic knowledge and clinical skills needed to treat patients in primary care settings. The Nursing Education Program prepares graduates to take the Nursing Professional Development Board Certification offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation and the Certified Nurse Educator credential offered by the National League for Nursing. Georgetown’s Nurse Midwifery program is unique in that it includes a women’s health nurse practitioner program, qualifying nurses to work as primary care providers for female patients along with specializing in prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care.
Georgetown is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs here have specialized accreditation from national organizations, such as the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program.
Georgetown Online has rolling admissions with multiple cohorts starting in January, March, May, August, and November. The admissions department is selective and strongly considers applicants’ academic background, clinical experience, and leadership ability. Applicants must be Registered Nurses and have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution. They also must have earned a C or better in a 3-credit statistics course. In order to process an application, the following must be submitted: a current resume or Curriculum Vitae, a personal statement, a video essay, and three letters of recommendation, and official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.
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