Georgetown University Online Master of Science in Nursing

Georgetown University is a highly respected institution of higher learning and offers nursing professionals some of the most well established online graduate programs available.  Georgetown offers
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees based in the Jesuit tradition, student focused professionalism, and a dedication to improving the well being and health of people.  MSN programs offered through Georgetown’s School of Nursing and Health Studies are available through on campus and online Nursing@Georgetown programs. Candidates enrolled in online MSN programs gain a values based education required for developing professional abilities, specializing skills, and advancing personal and professional goals.  Students may concentrate studies in family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner, and nursing education programs.  Students may also participate in future speciality areas including the forthcoming adult acute care nurse practitioner and adult acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist programs.

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Application Requirements

– Completion of an online application
– Payment of $40 application fee (if application is submitted on or before 1/23/2012), $75 application fee for applications received after 1/23/2012
– Current resume and/or curriculum vitae identifying previous work and educational experiences
– 1-2 page personal statement highlighting reasons for selecting Georgetown’s MSN program, previous clinical experiences, and nursing specialty.
– A 4 minute video essay describing how personal, educational, and professional experiences have assisted you in preparation for the advanced practice nurse professional role.
– 3 letters of recommendation completed by an immediate supervisor/nurse manager, a faculty member or academic advisor, and a practicing advanced practice nurse who applicant has shadowed or who
served as a mentor to applicant.
– TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students whose native language is not English
– GRE scores (not required but helpful to admissions teams)
– Official transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions
– A minimum of a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
– Valid nursing license from state boards


Estimated tuition for MSN degrees through full time online studies at Georgetown are:
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner: $71,412
MSN Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner: $79,527
MSN Adult Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist: $71,412
MSN Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: $68,166
Combined ACNP/CNS: $81,150
Nursing Education: $56,805

Part time studies at Georgetown tuition costs are an estimated $19,570.

Financial Aid

Georgetown offers MSN candidates who demonstrate need and qualify a number of financial aid options.  Financial aid options include:

Federal Loans
– Subsidized Federal Direct Loans
– UnSubsidized Federal Direct Loans
– Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
– Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
– Federal Nursing Student Loans

State or Federal Grants
– Federal Work Study Programs

Alternative or Private Loans

Scholarships, Assistantships, and Awards
– Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
– State Scholarship Programs

Tuition Benefits Programs

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits
– ROTC Scholarships
– Military and Dependents Benefits Programs
– Yellow Ribbon Program


Georgetown University offers licensed registered nurses the ability to expand education within a world renown online  MSN programs offered through the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.  Students have the ability to expand skills, clinical experience, and knowledge through interactive courses and educational opportunities.  Core courses within Georgetown MSN programs include: advanced health assessment, advanced concepts in physiology and pathophysiology, advanced concepts in pharmacology, research methods and biostatistics for heath care providers, biomedical ethics, health policy, professional aspects of advanced practice nursing, and research evidence and best practices in
health care.  MSN students may also specialize skills with courses in the following specialities:

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Courses include: primary care of the family I, primary care of the family II, primary care of the family III, and primary care of the family IV.

Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Courses include: introduction to reproductive health care for women; primary care of women; intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care; professional aspects of advanced practice nursing; complex
reproductive health care of women; integrated reproductive health care of women; seminars in advanced women’s health care.

Nursing Education Specialty:

Courses include: education I, education II, education III, and education IV.

Graduates from Georgetown’s online MSN degree programs gain the clinical skills, ethical principles, and integrative advanced nursing information necessary to apply holistic based practices within a
number of administrative positions in the health care industry.