Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program aims to prepare students to address the changing needs of health care systems through the integration of nursing scholarship with organizational leadership and ethics.

Program Features

  • Incorporation of courses from the Department of Health Systems Administration on Quality and Performance Measurement, Information Systems and Health Care Economics
  • Opportunity to achieve Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • High-quality learner experiences rooted in faculty collaboration and interdisciplinary practice 
  • Innovative DNP scholarly projects to accelerate the adoption of best practices in leadership and practice

Program Admissions

Applications will open soon for Fall 2020 entry.

Virtual Open Houses

Future dates for online Open Houses coming soon. 

What Georgetown Nursing is known for . . .

Badge of the NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
  • Georgetown’s nursing programs are recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
  • Georgetown Master’s in Nursing Program and Doctor of Nursing Practice Program are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Georgetown houses the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center, an immersive facility for nursing students to build and refine their skills as professional and advanced nurses.
  • Georgetown educates nurses who are well prepared for licensure and certification examinations; first-time pass rates are exceptional, when not perfect.
  • Georgetown maintains thousands of clinical affiliation agreements to support the educational process of its graduate and undergraduate nursing students.
  • Nursing faculty contributes to the school’s scholarly production each year through publications in journals and books.
  • Georgetown’s nursing alumni have become leaders and work in the federal government, higher education and the military, community-based organizations, and health systems, to name a few areas.
  • Georgetown nursing launched the university’s first-ever online degree-granting program.
  • Please visit our About Us page for detailed information on programmatic accreditations.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the DNP degree program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Assume leadership positions at the systems level, having integrated nursing science with organizational leadership and ethics.
  • Design, implement and evaluate quality improvement projects in health care systems.
  • Utilize clinical scholarship to implement evidence-based practice at the population health level.
  • Synthesize health care informatics and patient care technologies to effect improvements in health care delivery and patient safety.
  • Employ effective communication and collaboration skills to identify and implement best practices in health care delivery.

Current Students

Schedule a meeting with your academic dean or visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.