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Message From the Dean
Welcome to The George Washington University School of Nursing. Formerly part of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, our nursing programs recently became GW’s tenth school.
We are tremendously proud and excited to launch our school at a critical time in the profession’s history. There has been a worldwide nursing shortage, and while there has been some amelioration in the past year, the number of nurses eligible for retirement will create an even more critical shortage in the near future. We are also facing a lack of primary care providers, and policy makers and communities are looking to nurse practitioners as a part of the solution to having an adequate number of well-qualified health care providers.
The School of Nursing is committed to meeting these challenges and addressing the health needs of our population by training well-rounded, aptly-prepared nurses who have a broad understanding of the profession, the health care industry, and the critical issues of today. We are also committed to research and scholarship that will shape the profession as a whole. Specifically, many of our current research projects focus on quality improvement in the health care setting and continuing education and training for nurses to provide enhanced patient care.
The paramount strength of our educational programs and research is our innovative faculty who has never accepted the status quo. These talented professors and researchers continuously look for ways to enhance the educational experience and the health care landscape, whether teaching a class, developing a new program, or conducting research. They put students first and are committed to teaching excellence.
As you visit our Web site, I hope that you can sense the excitement in our school and the programs we offer. I welcome you to learn more about the Nursing community at GW.
Jean Johnson, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.