2015

GW SON in Haiti

GW SON students part of Interprofessional Medical Mission

November 17, 2015

Three GW SON graduate students, five BSN students and several faculty members helped treat about 3,000 patients Nov. 2-10 in Haiti as part of a medical mission. This trip was the second as part of a partnership with a medical team from Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital (PNUYH), in South Korea. Sae-A Trading Co., Ltd sponsors these medical missions.

Dean Pamela Jeffries

Dean Pamela Jeffries participates in annual State of Healthcare in the Commonwealth Panel

July 31, 2015

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual State of Healthcare in the Commonwealth July 30 in Tysons Corner.

Dr. Joyce Pulcini

GW SON's Dr. Pulcini Works with PAHO to Expand Role of APNs in Latin America

July 28, 2015

GW SON’s Dr. Joyce Pulcini is working with colleagues at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to examine and further develop advanced practice nursing in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Ed Salsberg

GW SON Instructor Published in Academic Medicine

July 16, 2015

GW SON’s Edward Salsberg will be published in the September issue of Academic Medicine, writing about, “Is the Physician Shortage Real? Implications for the Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.”

Ann Marie Madden

GW SON DNP Student Named INOVA Fairfax CNO

July 15, 2015

Ann Marie Madden, a current GW School of Nursing graduate student, will begin serving as INOVA Fairfax’s Chief Nursing Officer for Adult Services in August.

Dr. Jessica Greene

Associate Dean for Research Presents on Financial Incentives at the Milken Institute School of Public Health

July 14, 2015

Dr. Jessica Greene, Associate Dean for Research, gave a seminar entitled “A Delivery System’s Experience with a Very Large Pay for Performance Compensation Model,” on June 23 at the Milken Institute School of Public Health as part of an ongoing health policy series.

Dr. Patty Davis

GW SON Hosts Delegation from China at VSTC

July 02, 2015

A delegation of 20 from the Yancheng Institute of Health Sciences in the Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China visited GW SON’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) July 1.

Yola and Evens

Faculty from Haitian Nursing School Partner Visit GW SON Campus

June 08, 2015

Nursing is a global endeavor, and the GW School of Nursing nurtures relationships with several international partners.

Esther Emard and Dr. Deb Chapa

Two GW SON Faculty Members Receive Prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award

June 04, 2015

Improving the health and well-being of people and communities locally, nationally, and globally is an important part of GW School of Nursing’s mission, and it is exemplified well by Dr. Deborah Chapa and Esther Emard, both members of the school’s faculty.

Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff

Associate Dean Receives VALOR Excellence Award

May 27, 2015

Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, in April received the VALOR Excellence Award for her commitment to helping military veterans pursue nursing education.

DNP students

Doctoral Celebrations

May 21, 2015

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates from across the nation came to our Washington, DC campus for their capstone poster presentation, Doctoral Hooding, SON Graduation and GW Commencement.

Student Speaker

Pinning 2015

May 21, 2015

Our Accelerated BSN and ADN Pathways students were pinned May 15, 2015 during a ceremony at Jack Morton Auditorium on our Washington, DC campus. 

Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff, Jenn Beck and Gretchen Wiersma, Ms. Beck's advisor

Accelerated BSN Student Wins VALOR Grant

May 06, 2015

Jenn Beck, one of several U.S. military veterans graduating this May from the GW School of Nursing with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), was also awarded a grant to cover her nursing licensure.

GW’s Operation VALOR awarded the grant, known as the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant and funded in part by the Shenkman Fund. Four such grants were awarded across George Washington University.

Dr. Christine Pintz

Our Faculty Reflects during Nurses Week 2015

May 05, 2015

As our profession celebrates Nurses Week (May 6 – 12, 2015), and the GW School of Nursing continues the work of teaching a new generation of nurses, we asked some of our faculty members what nursing means to them.

“Being a nurse offers the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people, every day,” said Dr. Christine Pintz, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

Elzbieta Kmiecik, MSA, RN discusses geriatric care in her research project

GW SON DNP students participate in annual Research Days

April 03, 2015

Five of GW School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students had their capstone projects accepted for presentation during GW’s annual Research Days, a showcase of research, scholarship

Dr. Jessica Greene

Patient Activation Associated With Health Outcomes and Costs

March 26, 2015

"Patients with Lower Activation Associated with Higher Costs; Delivery Systems Should Know Their Patients’ Scores” was among the top 15 most-read articles of 2013 in Health Affairs, and a follow-up article was published in March 2015. The prominent peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for analysis and discussion of health policy matters in domestic and international spheres.

These research articles were co-authored by Dr. Jessica Greene.

GW SON Students Travel Abroad during Spring Break

March 06, 2015

During spring break (March 9-14), several GW School of Nursing (SON) students will be traveling abroad on medical missions.

Accelerated BSN students and Girl Scouts

GW SON Accelerated BSN students help local Girl Scouts earn First Aid badges

March 03, 2015

GW School of Nursing (SON) opened its Skills and Simulation Laboratories Friday, Feb. 20 to 80 area Girl Scouts, from elementary school to high school, who needed to learn the essentials of First Aid to earn badges.

Dr. Jessica Greene discusses health policy

Dr. Greene's Work Published in March edition of Health Affairs

March 02, 2015

Dr. Jessica Greene, GW School of Nursing (SON) Associate Dean for Research examines the issue of patient activation in a study published in the March 2015 issue of Health Affairs, a prominent peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for analysis and discussion of health policy matters.  The study, entitled "When Patient Activation Levels Change, Health Outcomes and Costs Change, Too," was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Field trip group photo

Accelerated BSN students learn about health care technology at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

February 27, 2015

GW School of Nursing (SON) Accelerated BSN students on Feb. 26 visited the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC, a center that showcases cutting edge technology in an environment that fosters rich discussion about current and future healthcare. The students are enrolled in an online Health Information and Technology course, and the trip to the Center was a great way to introduce them to technology they might not yet have seen in their clinical practice settings, said Dr. Beth Kilmoyer, a GW SON instructor.

Nursing: Bridging the World panel

GW SON, GW Hospital Collaboration Explores Nursing Around the World

February 25, 2015

GW School of Nursing (SON) and George Washington University Hospital on Feb. 18 partnered to present Nursing: Bridging the World, a series of presentations by faculty members with experience in practicing nurse in other nations.

Dr. Pericak

Dr. Pericak named Global Women's Institute Fellow

February 13, 2015

GW SON’s Dr. Arlene Pericak is one of six research fellows named by the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) this year. The fellowships go to six GW faculty members who receive $5,000 to fund their research. Dr. Pericak is the first GW SON faculty member to receive a GWI fellowship.

Future of United States Graduate Nursing Education Discussed During Capitol Hill Briefing

January 29, 2015

A distinguished panel of experts led a discussion about graduate nursing education, its future, and how best to mobilize the health care workforce during a Jan. 21 briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by the nonpartisan Alliance for Health Reform, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Serving GW and the DC Community

January 26, 2015

It was a trip to East Africa that made Betsy Linsert, NP ’98, recognize that she was in the wrong profession. Living as a young professional in the Washington, DC, area and as a regular “Girl Friday” on Capitol Hill, Ms. Linsert was so moved by her travels that she made up her mind to change her career path and become a nurse.

Dr. Pamela Jeffries

The George Washington University Announces New Dean for School of Nursing

January 23, 2015

The George Washington University today announced Pamela R. Jeffries as the next dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Jeffries, who in 2013 was named the Johns Hopkins University inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives, has been a Johns Hopkins professor of nursing since 2009.

Mary Jean

Dr. Mary Jean Schumann Appointed Interim Dean

January 12, 2015

GW SON’s own Dr. Mary Jean Schumann is serving as interim Dean after Founding Dean Jean Johnson stepped down Dec. 31, 2014. Having mostly recently served as the Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Schumann brings both expertise and working knowledge of the school to this new role.

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.