Apply to Georgetown’s DNAP

A student practices skills in the clinical simulation center in St. Mary's Hall.

The application cycle for summer 2019 entry is now closed.

Upcoming Information Session

You can view the previously recorded webinar.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be a competitive applicant, the following are requirements for the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the United States
  • A minimum of two years of professional nursing experience in critical care at the time of application (Surgical Intensive Care is preferred) 
  • Completion of ApplyYourself online application and fee
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work experience and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities
  • Personal Essay – a brief summary (no more than 500 words) about short-term and long-term goals after completion of the DNAP program
  • 3 letters of recommendations
    • Direct supervisor – required
    • Academic educator/professor
    • Individual who can speak to your future success as a nurse anesthetist
  • All transcripts from post-secondary institutions sent directly to the School of Nursing & Health Studies:

Georgetown University
School of Nursing and Health Studies Admissions
ATTN: DNAP Application Transcripts
St. Mary’s Hall Room 125
3700 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

  • All transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an official World Education Services evaluation ( (new window))
  • Completion of an undergraduate-level statistics course (three or more credits) with a letter grade of B or better
  • An undergraduate-level chemistry course (three or more credits) completed with a B or better, within the last five years at a four year institution.  (The chemistry course can be pending a final grade at time of application. However, demonstration of  enrollment must be submitted as part of the application). **This chemistry course can be general, organic, or biochemistry.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • GRE is required within the last five years if GPA is lower than 3.5
  • A minimum science GPA of 3.0
  • Score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for a student whose native language is not English or does not have a degree from an English speaking country
  • Scores must be within two years of application date
  • Minimum Scores: 600 paper, 100 internet

Technical Standards

Applicants for all graduate nursing programs and enrolled students seeking these degrees must possess certain abilities and skills deemed essential functions for the care of patients. Read more about these abilities and skills, as determined by the Georgetown University nursing faculty.

Admissions Contact

Edith De Leon
Program Specialist
P: (202) 687-3912


The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)