Master's Nursing Degree Programs in DC

Washington DC is geographically small, thus there are few nursing schools offering MSN programs. There are quite a few online master's in nursing programs offered online and available to residents of the District of Columbia without any residency restrictions. These online and on-campus master's in nursing programs provide a variety of concentration options from advanced practice to nursing education as well as post-master's certificates. The MSN programs offer valuable leadership and and academic preparation as well as extensive clinical experience training for those that choose an advanced practice education path.

22.41% of working nurses in Washington DC hold an MSN or master's of science degree in nursing according to the Advance for Nursing Salary Survey 2009. Nationally, this is one of the highest percentages reported. Master's educated nurses were also paid well based on the Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary survey, which found that MS and MSN educated nurses made average annual salaries between $82,750 and $87,000 respectively. This data supports the decision to pursue higher education in nursing based on the earnings potential as well as the continuous demand for master's educated nurses in various specialties especially in nursing education.

MSN Online Programs In Washington DC

The MSN has become an essential step for any professional nurse looking to advance their career into advanced practice, nursing education or leadership positions and is a required step prior to beginning a doctorate level nursing program. Learn more about the application procedure, admission requirements and other important information by contacting the schools below with the provided methods of contact. You may also like reading about the nurse practitioner programs in the District of Columbia.

Featured MSN Program Offered in DC

Nursing Schools in Washington DC Offering Master's in Nursing Programs


Catholic University of America - School of Nursing

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs - Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator, Community/Public Health Nurse Specialist Educator Program, Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Practitioner Programs - Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), PhD, DNP

The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064, PH: 800-673-2772


Georgetown University - School of Nursing & Health Studies

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated 2nd degree BSN, MS - (Options: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute & Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse-Midwifery, and Nursing Education), Post-Master's Certificate

Georgetown University - School of Nursing, 3700 Reservoir Rd, NW, Box 571107, Washington, DC 20057-1107, PH: 202-687-2781

Howard University - Division of Nursing

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN - 2nd degree, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: FNP), Post-Master's certificate - FNP

  • Howard University - Division of Nursing, 501 Bryant Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059, PH: 202-806-7456

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