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MSN Program - Online
For professionals holding a Bachelor’s degree who wish to further expand their skills within the field of nursing, the GW School of Nursing offers the following specialties within the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree:
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Clinical Research Administration (Discontinued)
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Health Care Quality
- Nursing Leadership and Management
While distinct in their ultimate objectives, each specialty focuses on interdisciplinary teamwork and effective communication across health settings and systems of care system in which they work.
US News & World Report ranked this GW online MSN program 9th out of 133 programs nationwide. Delivering high quality education is a core part of our mission and this national acknowledgement illustrates GW’s commitment to meeting the demand for flexible educational opportunities for nurses to advance their careers through creative online learning.
- Promote the development of leadership skills in all graduates
- Develop the ability to identify and solve emerging issues resulting in improved quality
- Nurture lifelong learners, critical thinkers and reflective practitioners
- Collaborate with other disciplines to effectively address complex issues
- Encourage change, innovation, growth and empowerment of self and others
- Sustain and improve each patient/client's experience
* Note: The field of study in Nurse-Midwifery is a collaborative option between George Washington University School of Nursing and Shenandoah University.
MSN Bridge Option
If you are a nurse with an ADN and you have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, either a BA or BS, this may be the pathway for you. This option allows you to go straight into a master’s program via a “bridge mechanism” by taking a Bridge Course the summer before starting the MSN program. Please apply directly to the MSN program of your choice.
There are myriad MSN fields of study offered. Does one of these fit with your ambitions? Below are the application deadlines for matriculation in the Fall 2015 entry to the program, which includes an online Bridge course (NURS 3110, Transition: Nursing Profession) in summer of 2015.
- AGPNCP - March 31
- FNP - February 15
- Health Care Quality - April 1
- Nursing Leadership Management - April 1
- Nurse Midwifery - April 1