Online Post-Graduate Certificate From Nursing@Georgetown

Increase Your Capacity to Serve

The online Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) program from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies prepares advanced-practice nurse professionals for one of four specializations:

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

15 minimum credits

600–700 clinical hours

Serve adult and older-adult patients in acute and complex care settings.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

19 minimum credits

650 clinical hours

Manage primary care for the whole family across the life span.


27 minimum credits

1,000+ clinical hours

Provide reproductive health care, labor and birth care, and integrated midwifery care.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

22 minimum credits

784 clinical hours

Provide gynecologic and primary care to women across the life span.

Why Earn a Post-Graduate Certificate?

APRNs — like you — are busy doing important work. A post-graduate certificate can prepare you for career advancement in your desired specialization without you having to put your work on hold.

  • Continue to care for the whole person while earning your certificate part time.
  • Complete specialized master’s-level coursework that reflects the rigor of Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program.
  • Prepare to pursue board certification. Across all specializations, board certification rates for our students are above the national average, with some specializations reaching 100%.¹

Master’s and Doctoral Offerings From Nursing@Georgetown

In addition to our post-graduate certificate, Nursing@Georgetown also offers:

MS in Nursing

Earn your Master’s degree in Nursing and specialize as an AG-ACNP, FNP, Nurse-Midwife, or WHNP.


Prepare for a range of leadership roles in health care. This program is designed for students who have a BSN.

Post-Master’s DNP

Prepare for a range of leadership roles in health care. This program is designed for students with a master’s degree.

Join the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders

Learn more about the Post-Graduate Certificate program from Nursing@Georgetown.

¹ This statistic reflects certification rate information for graduates of Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program in 2019. The national pass rates were as follows: 2020 ANCC certification rate for AG-ACNP: 91%; 2020 AACN certification rate for AG-ACNP: 86%; 2018 AANP certification rate for FNP: 85%; 2017–19 AMCB average certification rate: 86.15%; 2020 NCC certification rate for WHNP: 94%.