Earn Your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Online From Georgetown University

Advance Your Career to the Highest Level

Bachelor’s and Master’s Entry Points Available

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The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) prepare you to lead systems-level change in today’s health care landscape.

As a Georgetown University DNP student, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of nursing science, health systems and policy, ethics, and organizational leadership.
  • Grow as a leader under the attentive guidance of NHS faculty, who are fellows, active clinicians, and innovators in health care.
  • Complete a scholarly project that translates evidence from original research and accelerates the adoption of best clinical and leadership practices.
  • Join a community of service-oriented nursing professionals committed to advancing health equity and improving population health.

Two entry points are available: the BSN to DNP, designed for RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Post-Master’s DNP, designed for APRNs or nurses employed in advanced nursing roles with a master’s degree.

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BSN to DNP Program Overview

Complete in as Few as 33 Months

In the online BSN to DNP program, you will complete both master’s- and doctoral-level coursework while preparing to pursue APRN certification in one of the following specializations:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

In addition to attending live online classes, you will participate in on-campus intensives in the DC metro area and gain more than 1,000 hours of direct experience treating patients in clinical placements.

Post-Master’s DNP Program Overview

Complete in as Few as 20 Months

In the online Post-Master’s DNP program, you will build upon your clinical experience and learn ways to innovate, influence health care policy, and engage in the world in service to others, addressing topics such as:

  • Implementing quality and safety initiatives to improve outcomes
  • Integrating economic and financial principles in practice
  • Evaluating ethical and legal challenges in health care

You will supplement your coursework with DNP practice hours and on-campus executive sessions in DC, during which you will bond with your Cohort, practice stress management and mindfulness, and hone your scholarly writing skills.

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