GW SON Top-Ranked

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

Program of Study

Below are program options for the D.N.P. degree.

Post-Bachelor’s Options
Post-Master’s Options

Program Requirements

Students who enter the D.N.P. program at the post-Master's level are required to complete 36 semester hours of doctoral work. Students who enter the program at the post-Bachelor's level must complete the credit requirements for their concentration (Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Nursing Leadership and Management) before beginning doctoral coursework.

Core DNP Courses (27 credit hours)

Elective Options (6 credit hours)

Family Specialty for Nurse Practitioners Courses (17 Credit hours)

Health Care Quality Courses (12 credits)

Education Minor Courses (12 credits)

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Courses (13 credit hours)

Didactic Courses

Clinical Courses

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Leadership (13 credit hours)

Contact Information DNP Program

School of Nursing

The George Washington University

2030 M Sreet, NW
Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036
nursing@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-7901

Fax: 202-994-2777