The Department of Nursing is home to a graduate program with nationally ranked specialty areas. Specialties include Adult Gerontology ACNP (AG-ACNP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator, Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP), and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP).
As advanced practice nurses and nurse educators, graduates are prepared to improve nursing and health care through expert practice and the advancement of nursing knowledge.
The advanced practice curriculum emphasizes the development of professional specialty roles as acute care/primary care providers and educators.
The graduate core courses encompass interdisciplinary, nursing and science requirements that provide content essential to all advanced practice nurses and nurse educators. The advanced nursing courses, which vary by specialty area, expand and extend knowledge gained in the core, and provide an opportunity for students to develop skill in evidence-based, holistic practice.
During their time at Georgetown, graduate nursing students have access to innovative classroom and clinical education; leading experiential learning facilities, including the O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center; and avenues for research and scholarship.
Following program completion, students are eligible to take the national certification exam in the respective specialty area of practice.
Please read the Web site to learn more about the department's various master's program specialties, as well as the mission, goals, values, and model.