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.

ADN to BSN/MSN Program

This option is designed for recent ADN graduates as well as experienced ADN nurses.  It incorporates the completion of specified courses which lead to the completion of both the BSN and MSN degrees. Three fields of study are offered:

Students enrolled part-time can go from an ADN to a BSN in four semesters and can earn a MSN in approximately three years.  Students with a bachelor’s degree in another field that have an ADN with work experience as a licensed registered nurse should apply directly to the MSN program, as GW School of Nursing offers a bridge pathway.

This path is versatile yet rigorous.  Students complete the coursework online via distance education, complete the clinical practicum rotations in their local communities, and receive mentoring from GW faculty.  The distance based format allows professional nurses to advance their education with access to GW’s resources and expert faculty while continuing to work.  In addition, students attend select on-campus experiences to interact with faculty and other students.

* Note: The Nurse-Midwifery field of study is a collaborative program between George Washington University School of Nursing and Shenandoah University. 

Important Information for VA Community College Graduates

GW School of Nursing is pleased to provide guaranteed admission to students who have earned associate’s degrees from accredited nursing programs at community colleges across Virginia and who meet GW’s academic requirements.

The requirements for this guaranteed admissions opportunity are:

  • Completed associate’s degree from a community college in the Virginia Community College System that is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission;
  • Graduated with a 3.0 grade point average in nursing and overall;
  • Completed any additional prerequisite coursework;
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Proof of employment in a field requiring nursing knowledge or experience.

Students who meet the above requirements and who also have a bachelor’s degree in another field should apply directly to the MSN program, as GW School of Nursing offers a bridge pathway.