Nursing Schools in Washington DC

Lindsay Smith
Last updated at August 11, 2021

Washington DC is where many top healthcare institutions are based. There are large and small hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, and other healthcare facilities. And while it is not a large area geographically, there are nursing schools in Washington, DC.

The high number of healthcare facilities is a good indicator that nurses will always be in demand as the population grows and experienced nurses retire. Additionally, other nearby metropolitan areas have high demands for nurses including Baltimore, Alexandria, and Fredericksburg.

Some of the local colleges and universities providing accredited nursing degrees in Washington, DC include the University of the District of Columbia, Georgetown, and the George Washington University.

The District of Columbia Board of Nursing is the governing body in the state for the profession. To become licensed, prospective nurses must complete a degree program in nursing at an associate or bachelor level from an accredited school as well as passing a competency exam, normally NCLEX.

  • Keiser University , Online

    Location - Naples, FL, US 34112

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-ce...

    Nursing, Accelerated BSN
    Nursing, FastTrack BSN
    Nursing, MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
    Nursing, RN to BSN
    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (FastTrack)
  • Brookline College , Online

    Location - Albuquerque, NM, US 87105

    At Brookline College, you can learn from anywhere with an Internet connection. And we understand that time and personal responsibilities can sometimes become obstacles that can keep you from reachi... Read More

    Bachelor of Science - Nursing
  • Fortis College , Online

    Location - Salt Lake City, UT, US 84107

    Fortis College is a small private college providing in-demand career training for those seeking entry-level positions in a variety of professions.

    Associate Degree in Nursing

Georgetown University
Location: Washington, DC
College Accredited: Yes
Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, Accelerated MSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator

Howard College
Location: Washington, DC
College Accredited: Yes
Offers Online Programs: No
Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

University of the District of Columbia
Location: Washington, DC
College Accredited: Yes

Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN

Catholic University of America
Location: Washington, DC
Type of School: Private
College Accredited: Yes
Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Ph.D., DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice.