At GW Nursing, you're part of a thriving community of nurse leaders, providers and scholars with a shared vision of equitable and quality health care for all.

GW Nursing is a catalyst for modern nursing education at every degree level, for veterans transitioning to the health care workforce, for groundbreaking research, and for students learning to affect change through health policy and leadership. When it comes to nursing, great work starts with GW!




GW Nursing Spotlights


Dean Kelly-Weeder on the Importance of Nurse Practitioners

In a Q&A session, Dean Susan Kelly-Weeder reflects on her journey to becoming a nurse practitioner and some of the pressing issues facing the profession as well as the health care system more broadly.

GW Nursing Launches Nurse-Midwifery Program

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education recently granted five-year pre-accreditation to the George Washington University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery program.






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At the Intersection of Mental and Physical Health, a DNP Health Policy Student is Making a Difference

A dedicated healthcare professional, Samantha Roche's journey from a college freshman to a Registered Nurse (RN), and now a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), is a testament to the power of self-discovery and continuous education. 

A Compassionate Nurse Practitioner Working to Improve Health Equity for Neurodiverse Communities

Nursing is a profession where compassion, dedication, and a commitment to lifelong learning are paramount. Naterra Walker, a Nurse Practitioner (NP), embodies these qualities and has made a meaningful difference in the field of healthcare.

Resilience and Fulfillment: Hallmarks of an Evolution from Corpsman to Nurse

When it comes to embarking on a career in nursing, inspiration often takes root in personal experiences and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of others. For Jessica Spradley, the journey began during her seven years as a corpsman in the military, where she participated in many nursing roles. This invaluable experience instilled in her the confidence that nursing was the path she wanted to pursue.

“Choosing the right institution for my nursing education was a crucial decision,” said Jessica. “The George Washington University (GW) stood out for several reasons. Being a Yellow Ribbon school provided crucial support for veterans like me.”





Explore Our Programs

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Bachelor of Science (BSN)

Fast track your way to a career in the health professions by earning an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Our students come from all walks of life with a variety of prior experiences. Veterans of the armed forces can receive academic credit for service to help ease the transition back to school.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program tracks prepare registered nurses for advanced practice roles in health care settings providing primary care for patients across the lifespan with a focus on delivering high-quality, patient-centered primary care.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare experts in advanced nursing practice. We emphasize key nursing practice competencies and innovation, with several options for different fields of study in clinical practice, policy and leadership.

PhD in Nursing

The demand for Ph.D. nurses has never been greater. Less than 1 percent of nurses are Ph.D.-prepared researchers  educated to ask critical questions and design innovative solutions to current health, health system and policy problems.

Through our PhD program, work closely with research intensive faculty who conduct clinical, educational, health services and policy research, underpinned by our commitment to health equity.


Our graduate and post-master's certificate options allow you to develop a specialty within the field of nursing or even change your career path entirely.

With the majority of the courses delivered online, you can enjoy the flexibility of online learning that allows you to balance your work, life and education.

RN Pathways


Through our Online RN to BSN track, students who already have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (or an Associate of Science in Nursing) can quickly progress through the program of study while continuing to work as professional nurses.

This program is offered in an online distance-learning asynchronous format that supports finding a balance between life, family, work and school.  




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