GW SON Is Top Ranked by US News

US News & World Report ranks our online MSN 4th 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.

Overall, 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. 

ADN-BSN/MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The ADN-BSN/MSN Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares registered nurses for growth in advanced nursing practice by enabling Associate Degree RNs to earn a Master’s Degree in the field of Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed to seamlessly move into MSN course work as efficiently as possible, ensuring the quality of education while recognizing previous course work in general education and nursing. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is awarded after the fourth semester.

The program stresses the integration of research and evidence based nursing practice with a strong emphasis on solving real-world problems. With a focus on delivering high-quality, patient-centered primary care, the program offers both didactic and clinical experiences that prepare nurse practitioners to care for the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health of patients, families, and communities. Program content includes pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, health maintenance and promotion, community or population health, anticipatory guidance, and diagnosis and management of common primary care health concerns. The ADN-BSN/MSN Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum will prepare RNs to fill the need of primary care professionals in integrated and accessible healthcare services that are accountable to patients for quality of care, patient satisfaction, and ethical behavior.

The program’s versatile distance-based format allows professional nurses to advance their education while working full-time, but also provides students with a rigorous curriculum and access to the resources and experts at GW. Selected on-campus experiences invite students to campus to interact with faculty and other students.

Note: Students who already hold a Bachelor's degree should apply directly to the MSN program (deadline 2/15).

Our Worldwide Campus

No matter where you live or work, a GW Nursing education is at your fingertips. This program was specifically designed to be offered online, utilizing the latest distance-education technologies and applications. Our students are based across the country and around the globe, bringing diverse experiences to the virtual classroom.