Nursing, M.Sc. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
1750 USD/credit 40250 USD/year
1750 USD/credit 40250 USD/year
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The Catholic University of America's Nursing program based in Washington, DC prepares nurses for advanced practice roles as nurse practitioners.


All specialty Nursing program options at Catholic University of America are designed to enable students to meet the current graduate level educational requirements for the appropriate national certification examinations. Students may follow a full-time or part-time plan of study either on-campus or 100% online.

Nurse Practitioner Program Options 

The Conway School of Nursing offers flexible online and in-person on campus programs tailored to working nurses, with students prepared to sit for appropriate certification examinations. For those choosing the on-campus option, classes are held on campus 1 to 2 days per week.

On Campus Specializations

  • The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric-Dual Acute and Primary Care (PNP-Dual Pediatric/Acute Care)
  • Pediatric Primary Care (PNP-PC)
  • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care (AGNP-PC)

Terminal Objectives

Upon completion of the MSN program, the graduate will have:

  • Acquired advanced knowledge from the sciences and the humanities to support evidence-based advanced practice nursing;
  • Integrated nursing theory as the foundation for advanced practice nursing;
  • Demonstrated expertise in a selected role within a specialized area of advanced practice nursing;
  • Acquired advanced knowledge and skills to use and disseminate the findings of nursing research,
  • Acquired advanced knowledge and skills to effect optimum delivery of health care services;
  • Demonstrated ethical behavior and respect for Judeo-Christian values and;
  • Acquired a foundation for doctoral study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology 
  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice
  • Health Care Policy, Organization & Financing
  • Population-Based Health Care Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed program requirements with a grade point average of 3.0.
  • Satisfactorily completed a thesis or capstone research project.
  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    40250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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