Georgetown’s affordable 44-credit online nurse practitioner program prepares future FNPs to deliver holistic primary care. Its graduates pass the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam at high rates.
The full-time program covers five terms and takes 19 months to complete, while the part-time option covers seven terms and takes 27 months to complete. Both require 650 clinical hours and two in-person intensive classes at the school’s Washington, D.C. campus. During these classes, students work directly with Georgetown faculty and standardized patients, who are healthy people trained to act as though they exhibit a variety of symptoms and health problems.
Eligible students must hold a BSN or MSN from an ACEN-accredited institution, with a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA. They also must hold an unencumbered state RN license, have at least one year of clinical experience, and have achieved a B or better in a statistics course in the past three years.