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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

Nurses Month 2023, May 1-21, GW Nursing

Happy National Nurses Month! At the GW School of Nursing, we're celebrating our nursing students, faculty and alumni who are doing amazing work to advance the profession in our communities, classrooms, and halls of government. Raise High!


GW Nursing Dean Announced

Susan Kelly-Weeder, who most recently has served as associate dean of graduate programs at Boston College Connell School of Nursing, is a long-time leader in nursing education.

The George Washington University has announced the appointment of Susan Kelly-Weeder as the next dean of the School of Nursing. She begins her new role on July 17, 2023.

USNWR Best Grad School Rankings for GW Nursing 2024

GW Nursing Earns Top Rankings

Ranked #19 in the country, GW Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing Program has broken into the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Master’s Programs! GW’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program secured a spot in the top 30, ranked at #28 for Best DNP Programs. These excellent rankings, paired with the school’s top 10 rankings in multiple specialty areas, are a testament to GW’s growing reputation as a premier destination for nurses looking to advance their careers.




What To Know

At GW Nursing we offer in-person (Virginia Science and Technology Campus) and online learning experiences for our students. Whether you’re new to our school or returning to us this semester, we want to make sure that you have the information you need both before and while you’re completing your studies here. All information provided on this website is specific to GW Nursing students, for University updates and requirements please refer to and bookmark gwu.edu.

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GW Nursing News

Technology is Transforming Nursing Education

The future of healthcare education is here, and it’s brighter—and more immersive—than ever. Today’s nursing students practice clinical skills in virtual hospital rooms with animated patients powered by artificial intelligence. They listen to interviews with nurse leaders on their smartphones, and watch engaging, video-driven lectures delivered by talented nurse educators. With that at top of mind, GW Nursing offers top-tier learning experiences for nursing students.

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GW Nursing Alumna Develops Deprescribing Training Program for Nurse Practitioners

An emerging field of research that studies the effects of multiple medications is gaining attention among health care providers and nurse researchers. Polypharmacy, often defined as the simultaneous use of five or more prescription drugs, is more common in an aging population where multiple coexisting chronic conditions often occur. But the risk of adverse drug events is a concern, especially when the prescribed medications no longer provide the desired outcome. 

Record Number of GW Nursing Students Participate in the 2022 GW Research Showcase

Approximately 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional students across disciplines participated in the annual GW research showcase event coordinated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Categorized by discipline, students presented their work before a panel of judges, vying for honors and special prizes.

Nursing student presenting her work





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.  



GW Nursing at a Glance


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NLN Center of excellence in nursing education
USNWR 2023 Best Grad Schools MSN
USNWR 2022 Best Online Programs Grad Nursing
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