Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program

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Applications Open Now for Fall 2024

Priority application deadline: Feb. 1, 2024
Priority decision deadline: Mar. 1, 2024

Final application deadline: Apr. 1, 2024
Final decision deadline: May 1, 2024

About the Program

The Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program (MS-EN) is a five-semester direct-entry program that prepares students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields for clinical nursing careers. This revised Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program, opening in 2024, builds on the humanities and sciences using reflection and experiential learning. The program revision is based on nearly two decades of success with students from other careers preparing for clinical nursing in our current complex health care systems.

While at Georgetown, students learn from expert faculty and have opportunities to learn in clinical sites within the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia region. Students refine their clinical skills through laboratory and high-fidelity simulation in the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center. In total, students will have  800+ clinical, lab and simulation hours.

Georgetown’s nursing programs have been recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Students are well prepared for NCLEX-RN licensure. This 67-credit program offers additional 9 credit specialty concentrations after degree completion. We are pleased to continue to provide the successful core curriculum and student experiences of our Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program.

For Prospective Program Applicants

Connect with the Admissions Team

Book an appointment with admissions representative Ms. Denise Hall. Questions can be directed to

Join a virtual Office Hour Zoom session with Director of Admissions, Ms. Edith De Leon, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. After joining the virtual Office Hour Zoom session, you will automatically join a “waiting room” area before being accepted into the actual Zoom meeting.

Virtual Information Session Registration

Register below to attend a virtual information session webinar about this Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program (MS-EN) detailing program curriculum, application requirements, and deadlines. Featuring Program Director Sarah Vittone, DBe, MA, MSN, RN.

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Student Experience

Our mission-driven program exposes students to a wide variety of health systems, where they encounter practical issues associated with health equity and the complexity of acute and chronic health care. We prepare students in all clinical areas across the lifespan and have an intentional focus on the older adult that is highlighted with scholarship opportunities available to the Fall 2024 class.

Key Components

The Master of Science Entry to Nursing program has not yet obtained approval for VA education benefits at this time, and is pending submission of its VA application. Please contact our Assistant Registrar for Veteran/Military Benefits at for more information.

Message From the Program Director

Sarah Vittone

Georgetown remains a leader in educating nurses in both the sciences and humanities to advance health and health equity in the spirit of cura personalis, care of the whole person.

Sarah Vittone, DBe, MSN, MA, RN, Program Director, Associate Professor of Nursing

Students Enrolled Prior to 2024

Students who enrolled prior to 2024 are participating in the Master of Science Entry to Nursing Practice Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program and should visit their program page for pertinent program information. The MS Entry to Nursing Practice CNL program is also a direct-entry master’s degree program for nursing that is similar to, but also different from, the program described on this page. It is closed to applications.