2013 News & Events

Dawna Poyner, BSN December 2013

A New Beginning for Dawna Poyner

December 17, 2013

More than 30 years after graduating from college the first time, Dawna Poyner entered GW SON’s Accelerated BSN to earn her nursing degree, hoping to enter a field where she will be able to, “help people at a more meaningful level than I could in the past,” she said.

Mary Lou Swiscoski at the School of Nursing’s 2013 pinning ceremony,

Mary Lou Prepares for Third Career

December 17, 2013

Mary Lou Swiscoski has worked as a teacher and in nonprofit management. But there was one job she had long considered that she hadn’t tried: being a nurse. On Dec.

  Dean Johnson What Means Patients Provider panel

Dean Discusses ACA's Effects

November 15, 2013

As national conversation centers around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), George Washington University School of Nursing Dean Jean Johnson participated in an expert panel during an event dedicated to understanding this transition in the world of healthcare. "Countdown to Transformation: A Roadmap for Health Care's Next Era - 90 Days Out" was hosted by the National Journal.

Double Alumna Conquers CrossFit

November 11, 2013

Competitive CrossFitter Christy Phillips Adkins, SPHHS BS ’07, SON BSN ’11. Read more on GW A


An Educational Give-and-Take in Ecuador

August 23, 2013

This July, eight GW School of Nursing BSN and MSN students and the director of global and community initiatives Joyce Pulcini spent more than a week in Ecuador immersed in hands-on community health learning.

 Virginia State Simulation Alliance conference

SON Hosts Virginia Simulation Conference article1

August 05, 2013

The George Washington School of Nursing hosted the Virginia State Simulation Alliance conference, attended by nearly 100 healthcare professionals from across the commonwealth. The conference included interprofessional workshops, group sessions, and panels to study how simulation can improve healthcare delivery.

Brownies practice bandaging

Nursing Students Present First Aid Workshop for Girl Scouts

May 31, 2013

Students from GW’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program presented a First Aid Badge Workshop for the Girl Scouts of Loudoun County on May 31. The nursing students fulfilled a community health requirement for their degree by organizing and presenting this workshop for the girls.

Dr. Glassman on Crisis Management

April 18, 2013

On a Monday night in late October, first responders, hospital staff and public health officials worked throughout the night evacuating hundreds of patients down the darkened stairwells of battered facilities and into the driving rain and wind of Superstorm Sandy.

SON inaugural magazine features

School of Nursing Magazine - First Issue!

April 09, 2013

GW Nursing is here! This inaugural magazine features great stories about our alumni, donors, faculty, and students, and the positive impact GW School of Nursing is having locally and beyond.

Johnson: Innovative nurses training will improve health care

February 03, 2013

Jean Johnson, dean of the School of Nursing, authored the opinion piece.

Channel 4 NBC News Features GW SON Sim Lab

February 01, 2013

4NBC News reporter Seth Lemon visited the GW School of Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab.  Watch his video news report featuring GW SON students and faculty in the Sim Lab.


New agreement with VA Community Colleges

January 28, 2013

New GW agreement with VA Community Colleges guarantees admission into the ADN-BSN/MSN program (an online program) to students graduating with an ADN from any accredited community college nursing program in Virginia and who meet the GW established academic requirements.

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.