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GW SON Top-Ranked

GW SON continues to be ranked among the top 50 schools of nursing. GW is in the top 13% of ranked graduate nursing schools. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #26 out of more than 144 programs nationwide.

In a first-ever ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, we are no. 30, placing us in the top 20% of ranked programs. These top rankings reflects the quality of our student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer recognitions, and admissions selectivity.

GW SON Top-Ranked Nursing School


GW SON is ranked in the top 13% of graduate nursing schools.  This national recognition illustrates our commitment to meet nurses’ demand for flexible and creative online learning opportunities.

Both of our graduate programs earn top ratings from US News & World Report.

Our online MSN program is ranked #13 out of more than 145 programs nationwide and in the first-ever ranking of DNP programs, our online DNP is no. 30, in the top 20% of ranked programs. 

GW SON Highlights

Dr. Guzetta

Clinical Professor Wins AACN Pioneering Spirit Award

May 27, 2016

GW SON’s Cathie Guzzetta, PhD, RN, FAAN on May 16 received the 2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Pioneering Spirit Award.

This award recognizes significant contributions that influence high acuity and critical care nursing regionally and nationally, and relate to AACN’s mission, vision and values.

Founding Dean Jean Johnson

First GW SON MOOC aimed at improving health care quality

May 10, 2016

Current research suggests that medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and not just in hospitals. Medical errors happen in every setting. It’s estimated that 22% of Medicare beneficiaries experience harm in skilled nursing homes, costing approximately $2.8 billion per year and almost 60% of these errors were preventable, according to an HHS report.

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