Master of Science in Nursing / Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Georgetown University

Program Details

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses with acute and/or critical-care experience to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. Graduates are empowered to integrate evidence-based practice, alleviate patient and family suffering, and facilitate ethical decision-making. In support of our long-standing commitment to care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—this program fosters nursing excellence in holistic care across a patient’s adult life.


• Students experience the same academically rigorous, values-based curriculum as on-campus and receive the same degree
• Interactive, live online class sessions delivered face-to-face by NHS faculty with a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 10-to-1
• Dynamic, self-paced online course content developed by highly regarded NHS faculty and leading instructional designers
• On-campus intensive learning immersions
• An interactive online community that uses social networking, community groups, and organizational tools
• One-on-one guidance from professors during live, face-to-face office hours 
• Flexibility to participate and learn from any Internet-connected device without relocating 
• 24/7 access to all required lectures, readings, assignments, and dynamic documentary video


  • Must hold a BSN & RN degree.  
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae. 
  • Sealed official academic transcripts.
  • A personal statement. 
  • A video essay. 
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • At least one year of work experience in a critical care setting. 

Three on-campus intensives are required.

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

This online program is not available to residents of the following states: New York, Nevada and Tennessee.