Nurse Practitioner Programs in the District of Columbia

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) nurse practitioner applicants are required to provide verification from their APRN Specialty Board when applying for licensure as a nurse practitioner in Washington DC according to the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health. National certification as a new nurse practitioner will most often require the applicant to have graduated from a master’s in nursing program with a nurse practitioner concentration to take the certification exam. Check with the national certifying body appropriate to your specialization to learn more. Graduates of the colleges and universities offering nurse practitioner programs as well as the other advanced practice nursing specializations listed below are eligible to sit for their respective national certification exams.

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Online nurse practitioner programs with national accreditation have become more popular with the growing demands of work and family for working professional nurses in the District of Columbia. The online nurse practitioner programs in Washington DC offer the opportunity to complete the master’s level course work at their own pace online and every effort is made to arrange for clinical sites in the student’s local community or region, adding to these programs’ convenience. If a nurse practitioner online program does not fit your needs or personality maybe one of the on-campus options will, also listed below.

If the pride and gratification of practicing as an APRN, delivering cost-effective health care, stimulating your career and applying the newest theories and research to nursing advanced practice in the District of Columbia doesn’t get motivated to pursue a nurse practitioner degree then maybe the salaries will. The latest Advance for Nurse Practitioner Salary Survey found that Nurse Practitioners in Washington DC made an annual average salary of $90,530, which was one of the top five salaries reported by any state. Salaries, including the afore mentioned, will vary depending on experience, facility, location and other factors but this provides a number to consider. Take the your nursing career to the next level by learning more about the application process, admissions requirements and other important matters by contacting the colleges and universities below. You may also be interested in other MSN programs offered in Washington DC.

Nurse Practitioner & Related APRN Online Programs in the District of Columbia

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Schools Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs in the District of Columbia

Catholic University of America – School of Nursing

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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

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Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated 2nd degree BSN, MS – (Options: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Acute & Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), 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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