Program Features

  • Designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field other than nursing

  • Clinical experience begins in the first semester, with over 1,000 total clinical hours in a variety of clinical settings
  • Expert clinician faculty with real-world experience
  • State-of-the-art O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center
  • Final semester immersion (350 hours) in the CNL role
  • Graduates are prepared to complete the national nursing licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) and the AACN CNL certification exam; 2017 NCLEX-RN Pass rate: 100%

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Program Admissions

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Application Deadline
January 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 entry

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What Georgetown Nursing is known for . . .

  • Georgetown's nursing programs are recognized by the National League for Nursing as Badge of the NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Educationa 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.

Application Guide

  • Online Application ($90 nonrefundable fee) via the Graduate School of Arts & Science ApplyYourself.
  • Academic statement of purpose that addresses the following questions: What was your reason for choosing nursing as a career? How will the CNL role help you to achieve your short and long-term career goals? Do you have any additional information that you would like the admissions committee to know about you that has not been previously considered in the application?
  • Official transcripts sent directly to from all institutions where post-secondary coursework has been completed. The preferred method is by secure electronic transcript delivery to, if offered by your institution. Official hard copy transcripts may also be mailed to Georgetown University, NHS Admissions Office, ATTN CNL Application Transcripts, St. Mary's Hall, 3700 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057-1107. WES Evaluations are a required submission for all transcripts from outside of the U.S. using the WES course-by-course evaluation option.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required unless the applicant received a bachelor's degree or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction. The TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 100 (internet test) is required. The mailing code is 5244 and must be submitted by the application deadline. 
  • Two official letters of recommendation: One academic and one professional recommendation are required.
  • An up-to-date resume or CV is a required submission within the online application.
  • Online video interview submission
  • Seven prerequisite courses listed in the application guide must be successfully completed prior to matriculation in August. You may still apply with some prerequisites in progress, provided all seven will be complete prior to your intended matriculation entry date.
  • No standardized test submissions are required. If you wish to send a GRE score as a supplementary document, the mailing code is 5244.


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