Students considering doctoral education in nursing pursue degrees like the DNAP, DNP, and PhD. Georgetown currently offers two practice doctorates: the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP), the Post-Bachelor’s (BSN) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and the Post-Master’s (MS) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Why Pursue a DNAP or DNP Degree?
By earning a doctoral degree in nursing, advanced nursing professionals can reach the top of their field and improve health on a broader scale. DNP and DNAP students will graduate prepared to improve patient outcomes at the individual, community, and systems levels.
What Can You Do With a Doctorate in Nursing?
With a Doctor of Nursing Practice, the highest clinically focused degree in the field, students will be prepared to implement models of care that improve outcomes for all persons, engage in policy development regarding health care access and delivery, and advocate for health justice in the Jesuit tradition of service to others.
With a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, a professional practice degree in nurse anesthesia, students are prepared to take the National Certification Examination for nurse anesthetists and work to promote patient safety, enhance quality care, and improve nurse anesthesia practice.
DNP and DNAP Programs
The School of Nursing & Health Studies offers Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice programs, enabling our nursing students to gain clinical leadership capabilities while focusing on their area of interest.