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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 six 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 4th out of 101 programs nationwide, 5th for faculty credentials for and student engagement, and 9th for student services and technology. 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.
- Demonstrate leadership based on advanced knowledge
- Promote and improve quality in the workplace through quality improvement practices
- Synthesize knowledge of nursing practice, theory, and research as a foundation for advanced nursing practice and roles
- Demonstrate continued professional development through ongoing education
- Establish an interdisciplinary professional network that includes collaboration and teamwork
- Promote positive changes in health care delivery and nursing practice
- Engage in caring and collaborative relationships with patients, colleagues, and communities for shared decision-making
* 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.
There are myriad MSN fields of study offered. Does one of these fit with your ambitions? The application deadline is April 1, 2015 for matriculation in the Fall 2015 entry to the program, which includes a Bridge course (NURS 3110, Transition: Nursing Profession) in summer of 2015.