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GW SON Top-Ranked

GW SON continues to be ranked among the top 50 schools of nursing. GW is in the top 10% of ranked nursing schools and the top 7% of the more than 730 schools offering undergraduate and/or graduate nursing degree programs. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #9 out of more than 130 programs nationwide.  This top ranking reflects the quality of our student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer recognitions, and admissions selectivity.

Founding Dean Jean Johnson Leaves National Legacy

Dean Jean Johnson: Nursing Without Borders

 Jean Johnson took an indirect path to nursing, with detours that involved a degree in economics, a job in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a violin and a near-death experience on a Mediterranean island. But once she decided to become a nurse, she stayed solidly on the road. Read more.


Message from the Dean

I love nursing. While it took me a while to figure out I wanted to be a nurse, I had some wonderful experiences coming to that decision. I know nursing to be a dynamic and challenging profession and I am proud to be a nurse of nearly 40 years. Nursing has come a long way during this time. Read more. 



GW SON Building Partnerships in Haiti

Dean Alcindor

Dean Hilda Alcindor Discusses Haitian Health Care

Dean Hilda Alcindor is Dean of the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l’Université Episcopale d’Haïti in Léogâne (FSIL) [Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti], which admitted its first students in January 2005.


Unique Partnership Provides Care to 3,000 Haitians

SON, Global Company Sae-A, Pusan University Hospital and Caracol Industrial Park Partner on August Medical Mission

About 3,000 patients in Haiti received health care this summer through a unique partnership between GW SON and Sae-A, a South Korean-based global apparel manufacturer and exporter, a South Korean University and Caracol Industrial Park, where Sae-A runs a manufacturing plant. The GW SON team comprised of twelve people - four faculty members, four students, two staff members, and one alumnus went to Caracol, Haiti, where they worked with a team of physicians from Pusan National University in South Korea to see patients on site at Caracol Industrial Park.  See photo gallery here.