GW SON Top-Ranked

GW SON continues to be ranked among the top 50 schools of nursing. GW is in the top 11% of ranked graduate nursing schools. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #13 out of more than 145 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.

RN - MSN: FNP Curriculum & Program of Study

The total RN - MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty is 69 credits from the Associate Degree, 15 credits in General Education requirements, 15 credits in a Portfolio review; 21 BSN course credits (12 credits of undergraduate program is graduate course) with an additional 33 credits to complete the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner.

FNP Students must complete 700 hours of clinicals at their site area that has been approved by the School of Nursing (SON).

The RN - MSN family nurse practitioner specialty can be completed on a part-time schedule on three years. The students will earn a BSN after the first four semesters in this path.

Progression BSN Credits MSN Credits
Undergraduate credits carried into pathway from ADN 69  
Additional general education credits
(as specified in admissions requirements)
Portfolio review
(Applicants may receive advanced standing for an additional 15 credits after a portfolio review.)
1st 7 courses @ GWU complete the BSN (in four semesters). 21 21
Complete BSN 120  
Remaining credits complete the MSN.   33
Complete MSN   54


Courses to Complete BSN (21 Credits)

Additional Courses to Complete MSN (33 Credits)

* Courses with one asterisk are undergraduate level, web-based distance learning and may be applied to the Master of Science in Nursing program at The George Washington University.

** Courses with two asterisks have a clinical practicum.

Contact Information RN-MSN: FNP Program

School of Nursing

The George Washington University

2030 M Sreet, NW
Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-994-7901

Fax: 202-994-2777