FAQs

Does the School of Nursing offer a Bachelor’s degree?

Yes, we offer a full-time, fifteen-month, second-degree B.S.N. program

Does the school offer any dual-degree programs?

No, the school does not offer dual degrees. Students must complete one program before pursuing another.  However, students who complete the B.S.N. program will earn 12 graduate credits that can be applied to any GW M.S.N. program within five years of graduation.

How many credits can I transfer?

The university accepts up to six credits of transfer from accredited institutions. Students must submit a course description and syllabus to the school for approval. Clinical hours are non-transferrable. Learn more.

Does the school accept paper applications?

No, the school requires prospective students to submit an online application. Learn more. 

Does the school require the GRE?

No, the school does not require the GRE. Please refer to the Program Requirements page of each program for specific requirements.

What academic terms do students attend?

The School of Nursing follows the regular academic schedule (prospective distance education students should note that these courses are not self-paced). Students are enrolled for the fall, spring, and summer terms. Please refer to the sample programs of study found on the Program Requirements pages of each program for more information.

What entry terms are available?

The following programs admit for the fall semester:

The following programs admit for the spring semester:

What is the mailing address for the admissions office?

School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
45085 University Dr
Suite 201
Ashburn, VA 20147

Does the school offer early admission decisions?

No, the school does not offer early decisions on admission. All applicants are reviewed as a group and individually before making decisions.

Are there any on-campus requirements?

Prospective students should refer to the On-Campus Requirements link for their program of interest. In general students can expect to come to campus at least one time during their course of study. All students are also encouraged to attend graduation ceremonies.

What is the cost per credit hour?

Please refer to the Tuition section for each program for information on cost.

How many hours should I expect to devote to studying per week?

For each graduate course, you should count on 10 to 12 hours per week. This includes reading and all other course assignments. Weekly time commitments vary from course to course. Some assignments are due each week and some assignments have a future date. The course syllabus will help you plan your weekly schedule.

How are courses delivered?

GW uses an online platform called Blackboard to teach courses. Students log onto the system to view instructor postings, interact with classmates, receive and turn in assignments, and complete other projects.

What is considered a full/part-time student?

A half-time student needs to be registered for six to eight credits or at least two courses. A full-time student is registered for nine or more credits or at least three courses.

How do clinicals work?

Students are asked to find preceptors in their local area. Once students identify a preceptor, the school will draft an affiliation agreement with the clinical site. Once both parties have signed the contract, students can begin their clinicals. At some during their rotations, a faculty member will conduct a site visit to evaluate students' progress. Students are encouraged to submit preceptor information as early as possible because the contract process can take up to three months.

Can I do my clinicals where I work?

In general, students are asked to find preceptors outside their place of employment. Students should check with their program adviser for approval.