2012 News & Events


New Gerontology Grant Awarded

December 09, 2012

Beverly Lunsford (right) and Sandra Davis, both assistant professors of nursing, were awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to integrate the gerontology and adult nurse practitioner curricula.

SON Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Diversify Workforce

August 13, 2012

The grant will address the shortage of racially and economically diverse nursing professionals in the D.C. region and rural Virginia.

The Affordable Care Act and Elderly Recipients of Long-Term Services and Supports

June 25, 2012

Ellen Kurtzman, Assistant Research Professor at GW School of Nursing, Co-Authors Study Examining How Three of the Law’s Provisions Affect Vulnerable Older Adults

Ellen Zane, MA President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center

Renowned Healthcare Leader and GW Alumna Addressed Nursing Graduates

May 19, 2012

Ellen Zane, MA, is a nationally renowned health care leader who recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. She is also a GW alumna and member of the University’s Board of Trustees. As this year’s School of Nursing graduation speaker, Mrs. Zane spoke about nursing, leadership, and making in a difference in our nation’s systems.

New GW/DSLCC Partnership Expands Nursing Program (NBC news clip)

April 30, 2012

A big announcement in Alleghany County today. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is partnering with George Washington University School of Nursing to add a Masters program. Graduates will have a degree from George Washington in Washington D.C.

New Partnership Will Enhance Access to Health Services

February 01, 2012

In late January, representatives from the George Washington School of Nursing and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus met with members of the Virginia state legislature to discuss the school’s new partnership with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Alleghany County, Va. The partnership is a joint venture by SON and DSLCC to educate primary care nurses from rural areas of Virginia where there is a critical need for health care providers. Courses will be offered online so nurses can further their education without leaving their home communities.

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.