GW SON Top-Ranked

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. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #4 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.

Nursing Leadership & Management M.S.N. Program


With the demand for new nurses higher than ever, many health care organizations are in need of nursing administrators. GW’s M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership and Management program was designed to prepare graduates for these upper-level positions by enhancing the depth and breadth of knowledge in management and leadership skills in the practicing clinical professional.

The program puts a major focus on leadership development by training nurses to think and act strategically, participate in policy decisions, and lead organizations through change and improvement. Coursework includes an array of business functions in clinical practice management, including human resources, marketing, finance and economics. Students also study research methods, current issues and trends, and leadership methods in the health care delivery system. Case studies, strategic planning and proposal development are key learning approaches. The faculty for this dynamic program is drawn from a diverse set of health care professions, giving the graduate access to a wide range of worldviews, experiences and health care perspectives.

The program’s versatile distance-based format allows professional nurses to advance their education while working full-time, 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.

Contact Information Nursing Leadership & Management M.S.N. Program

School of Nursing
The George Washington University
2030 M Sreet, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 994-7901
Fax: (202) 994-2777