Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is a renowned private college that overlooks the Potomac River, close to downtown Washington. The undergraduate student body is 7,552 students. Georgetown University ranks #20 in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities by U.S. News and World Report. Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies offers Nursing programs that are fully online:
1. Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner
This program prepares registered nurses as dedicated practitioners who manage care of families. The program provides knowledge and clinical skills to promote health, prevent disease, assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses.
- The program is 44 hours, and can be taken full or part time.
- 650 clinical hours involved.
- Total terms part time: Seven 14-16 week modules, 26 months.
- Total terms full time: Five 14-16 week modules, 18 months.
Graduates can take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
2. Master of Science in Nursing Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
This program provides registered nurses with critical care experience and hands-on patient management. Nurses who have taken the course are empowered to relieve patient and family distress and suffering, and assists in ethical decisions of the family through a practice that is based on evidence and training. The program requires incoming students to already be certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.
- The program is 48 credit hours.
- Full or part time.
- 7 terms necessary.
- Involves 900 clinical hours.
- Completed in 24 months.
Graduates can take the Adult Gerontology ACNP and/or the Adult Gerontology CNS exam exam for board certification, with credentialing offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses.
3. Master of Science Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Ranks #19 in Nursing/Midwifery in U.S. News and World Report.
The program is for registered nurses who want to provide care for women who are in their reproductive stage of life, and specializes in all stages of care, through prenatal, birth, and postpartum, and caring for newborns. This also includes providing gynecological and primary care services from menarche through menopause. Graduates are eligible to become dually certified as women’s health Nurse Practitioners without additional courses.
- Part time program.
- 49 credits.
- 900 clinical hours involved, and additional on-call hours.
- Seven 13-15 week modules.
- Complete in 29 months.
Graduates can take the certification tests from the American Midwifery Certification Board, and the National Certification for Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing Specializations.
4. Nurse Educator
At Georgetown University’s Nurse Educator program, professional nurses integrate medical experience with teaching in academic or workplace settings. This program teaches students to perform leadership roles related to nursing and research and policy education.
- Part time.
- 35 credits.
- Six total terms necessary.
- 275 clinical hours involved.
- 23 months to complete.
Eligible graduates of Georgetown University’s Master’s program or Certificate program can take the test for Nursing Professional Development Board Certification offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation, and the Certified Nurse Educator credential offered by the National League for Nursing.