Master of Science in Nursing Degree

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies is home to a Master of Science in Nursing (MS in Nursing) Program with nationally ranked specialty areas. Program specialties include Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP), and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP).

Graduates from our nursing master’s programs are prepared to improve nursing and health care through expert practice and the advancement of nursing knowledge.

Dynamic Learning

The MS in Nursing program is designed to help the next generation of nursing leaders gain the skills and clinical experience necessary for career advancement while maintaining their commitment to care for patients in need.

Taught by highly respected faculty, the advanced practice and CNL curricula emphasize the development of professional specialty roles.

During their time at Georgetown University, graduate nursing students have access to:

  • Innovative classroom and clinical education
  • Leading experiential learning facilities, including the O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center
  • Avenues for research and scholarship

MS in Nursing Programs

Georgetown University offers the following program APRN and CNL specializations:

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)*

The AG-ACNP Program prepares registered nurses to directly manage patients in acute and complex care settings. Students must hold the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification prior to entering the program. Apply now to the AG-ACNP Program.

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

The CNL Program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field other than nursing. CNLs help ensure quality of care in all health care settings by designing, implementing, and evaluating patient-care processes and health care delivery models. Apply now to the CNL Program.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)*

The FNP Program prepares registered nurses to manage the health needs of individuals and families in primary care settings. The focus of the program is to provide the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for disease prevention, assessment, health promotion, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. Apply now to the FNP Program.

Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)*

The NM/WHNP Program prepares registered nurses to manage a woman’s health care through the lifespan including the  normal obstetrical and gynecological needs during childbearing years, birth and post partum as well as and providing primary care to women throughout the lifespan. Students experience working in a wide range of women’s health settings during the program’s clinical sequence.  Apply now to the NM/WHNP Program.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)*

The WHNP Program prepares registered nurses to provide care for women throughout the lifespan. Students develop the skills and clinical experience needed to treat and prevent illnesses unique to women, in addition to providing primary care. Graduates from the WHNP program do not attend births. Apply now to the WHNP Program.

*Program is delivered online.

**The master's-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is no longer accepting applications. Visit of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program for more information.


Following program completion, students are eligible to take the national certification exam in their chosen specialty area.

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