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

About the Family Nurse Practitioner M.S.N. Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses for leadership in primary care to families and individuals of all ages. With a focus on delivering high-quality, patient-centered primary care, the program offers both didactic and clinical experiences that prepare nurse practitioners to care for the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health of patients, families, and communities.

The program stresses the integration of research and nursing practice with a strong emphasis on solving real-world problems. Program content includes pathophysiology and pharmacology, health assessment, health maintenance and promotion, and diagnosis and management of common primary care health concerns, providing the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice.

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. Simultaneous clinical experiences ensure that students meet all criteria to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification examination.

The program consists of 48 credits and is available on a full- and part-time basis.


FNP Program Contact Information:

School of Nursing

The George Washington University
2030 M Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-994-7901
Fax: 202-994-2777


The baccalaureate (BSN), master of science (MSN), and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs at the GW School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC. 20036, (202) 887-6791.