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 #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.

Clinical Research Administration MSN Option (Discontinued)

The Clinical Research Administration option has been a significant part of the School of Nursing.  Current students and alums have received an exceptional education, with the ability to pursue a nursing degree focused in their area of interest and expertise, Clinical Research Administration.  

Based on environmental changes, particularly those related to clinical research, we have made a strategic decision not to admit new students into our Masters in Nursing - Clinical Research Administration option.  

Registered nurses interested in obtaining additional knowledge and skills in nursing leadership and management that would translate to clinical research settings may choose to pursue a Master’s with a specialty in Nursing Leadership and Management or the SON Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership, both offered through the School of Nursing.

Those interested in pursuing a CRA master’s education may enroll in the Clinical Research Administration graduate degree through the Master’s in Health Science in Clinical Research Administration, offered through the School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Students interested in pursuing the MSHS in combination with our Doctor of Nursing Practice – Executive Leadership program are encouraged to contact Dr. Christine Pintz (, School of Nursing Associate Dean for the Graduate Division.   

Continued best wishes,

Dr. Mary Jean Schumann
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Nancy L. Falk
Director, Clinical Research Administration