Master's - Clinical Nurse Leader
The Clinical Nurse Leader Master of Science Program is a 24-month accelerated nursing program that prepares non-BSN students for clinical careers. While at Georgetown, CNL students learn from expert faculty and have the opportunity to refine clinical skills in the O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center. Students are prepared for NCLEX-RN licensure, as well as certification as clinical nurse leaders.
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%
What Georgetown Nursing is known for . . .
- 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.
- Georgetown's nursing programs (baccalaureate, master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with specialty accreditations by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
- 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 from all institutions where post-secondary coursework has been completed. WES Evaluations are a required submission for all transcripts from outside of the U.S. and the TOEFL is required if your native language is not English.
- 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.