School of Nursing

Doctoral Programs

Earning a doctoral degree in nursing allows advanced nursing professionals to reach the top of their field and improve health on a broader scale.


A nursing student administers a simulated medication in the Sim Lab

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Program

The Georgetown University Nurse Anesthesia program is a rigorous three-year full-time program that leads to a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree. Students are prepared to take the National Certification Examination for nurse anesthetists and work to promote patient safety, enhance quality care, and improve nurse anesthesia practice.

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A PhD student at graduation in regalia shakes hands with President Jack DeGioia

PhD in Nursing Program

Georgetown’s PhD in Nursing Program is a premier doctoral program designed for individuals seeking to advance the discipline and those they serve in academic, community health, health care, policy, global, and research settings.

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A student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program presents her research poster.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The distance-based, online BSN to DNP program is designed for registered nurses (RNs) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program is offered full time and part time. Students complete both master’s- and doctoral-level coursework while preparing to pursue APRN certification in one of four specializations. (NOTE: By clicking the link below, you will leave this Georgetown University page and enter a Nursing@Georgetown page managed by 2U.)

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Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program present research posters

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The distance-based, online Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a part-time program of study designed to build on the clinical experience of nurses in advanced nursing roles with master’s degrees. Students engage with a diverse group of peers who include health care administrators, practicing APRNs, and nurses in a variety of other roles. (NOTE: By clicking the link below, you will leave this Georgetown University page and enter a Nursing@Georgetown page managed by 2U.)

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