GW SON Is Top Ranked by US News

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

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

Nursing Students Studying

The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program allows Master’s-prepared nurses to expand their scope of practice to include care of all age groups. The program features an array of didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of patients, families, and communities. Through the coursework, family theory is integrated into students' program of study to develop their abilities in recognizing and managing family issues in health care.

Program content includes pathophysiology, pharmacology, as well as health assessment for those students with Master’s degrees in areas other than advanced practice. Health maintenance and promotion, anticipatory guidance, and diagnosis and management of common primary care health concerns are at the core of the primary care education and experiences. These provide the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice.

Completion of the certificate requires 30 credits of coursework, but an advanced, 17-credit track for certified nurse practitioners is also available.

The program’s versatile distance-based format allows professional nurses to advance their education while working, but also provides students with a rigorous curriculum and access to the resources and experts at GW. Selected on-campus experiences invite students to campus to interact with faculty and other students.

Contact Information Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate 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