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.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the program, refer to the School of Nursing Admission Process guidelines.

Entrance Requirements

Choose the entry option that fits your current credentials:

Entry Option 1 (BSN-Prepared Nurse)

Prospective students selecting this entry option must have:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited program of Nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. RNs with a bachelor's degree in a nursing-related field will be required to take a bridge course
  • An active RN license
Entry Option 2 (MSN-Prepared Nurse)

Prospective students selecting this entry option must have:

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program of nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 in one of the following areas:

  • Nurse Practitioner - must be nationally certified
  • Nursing Leadership and Management or Nursing Administration
  • Must have taken a graduate level inferential statistics course within the last five years. May take NURS 6208: Biostatistics for Health Care Researchers (3) which is offered in the spring or summer semesters

Students admitted to the program may be required to provide verification of clinical hours completed in their Master’s program if it is not clear on the transcript.

All prospective students will be required to complete an interview (either by telephone or in person) with faculty to discuss career goals and previous experience in nursing (to be arranged by the school admissions committee). Interviews are held at the discretion of the committee and not extended to all applicants.

The GRE is not required for this program.

Applicants must comply with all required admission requirements.

The DNP program accepts students for the fall semester each year. The committee reviews completed applications, schedules interviews and makes decisions from February to the end of March.

Contact Information DNP Program

School of Nursing

The George Washington University

2030 M Street, NW
Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-994-7901

Fax: 202-994-2777