Founded in 1798, Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the US. A private, Jesuit research university in Washington DC, but is administrated independently of the Church. Georgetown expanded after the Civil War under college president Patrick Francis Healy, a freed slave. Georgetown is known for a number of accomplishments, including a legendary basketball program and a highly diverse student body.

The Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies dates back to 1903, and was originally founded to train nurses for the Georgetown University Hospital. Today the School offers an innovative CCNE-accredited online degree program, the first for the university. An online Master of Science in Nursing program is available for licensed register nurses with a BSN. In 18-24 months students can earn a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse practitioner Master of Nursing degree. Nursing@Georgetown students do coursework online before a faculty-selected field placement in a convenient location.

Applications for Nursing@Georgetown require:

  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • A 1-2 page personal statement t
  • A video essay, no longer than four minutes
  • 3 letters of recommendation from
  • Transcripts
  • No GRE required

Tuition and fees for the online nursing program runs $31,000, with financial aid available for qualifying students. Students may also have the option of a public-service loan forgiveness.