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!






US News & World Report Best online Master's Rankings


Ranked #1 for Best Online Masters Programs, MSN, Veterans, USNWR 2024
Ranked #4 for Best Online Masters Programs, MSN, Admin/Leadership, USNWR 2024
Ranked #6 for Best Online Masters Programs, Grad Nursing, MSN, USNWR 2024
Ranked #7 for Best Online Masters Programs, MSN - FNP, USNWR 2024


GW Nursing Spotlights


Winners of the 2024 GW Nursing Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards

On Wednesday, May 15, GW Nursing hosted its annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Celebration. The brunch time event was punctuated by wonderful food and collegial conversations.


First R21 Grant Awarded to Primary PI at GW Nursing

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded Hee Jun Kim, PhD, RN, a two-year, $460,625 grant to address chronic pain disparities among Asian Americans in the community. This is the first R21 grant awarded to a to a contact or primary PI at GW Nursing.







GW Nursing News


Bridging Health Policy and Food Security: School of Nursing Faculty Members Join Global Food Institute

The Global Food Institute (GFI) at George Washington University is proud to announce the addition of two distinguished faculty members: Drs. Wallington and Yang. Their expertise and dedication to addressing pressing global issues through interdisciplinary collaboration align seamlessly with GFI's mission to advance food policy and combat food insecurity.

Three Students in the Spotlight at GW Research Showcase

The George Washington University (GW) recently hosted its annual Research Showcase, a vibrant celebration of scholarly endeavors across disciplines. This year’s theme, “GW Research for a Sustainable and Equitable Future,” underscored the university’s commitment to addressing complex challenges and fostering innovation. GW students, postdocs, faculty and staff showcased research projects and scholarly work that focused on sustainability and equity. 

Charting a Path From Spanish Teach to Clinical Oncology Nurse

After a journey spanning continents and careers, Chevy Cargol, a recent graduate of George Washington University's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program and recipient of his cohort’s DAISY Award, has found his calling as a Clinical Oncology Nurse at MedStar Hospital Center in Washington, DC. His story is one of determination, compassion, and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. 





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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Ranked #1 for Best Online Masters Programs, MSN, Veterans, USNWR 2024
Ranked #6 for Best Online Masters Programs, Grad Nursing, MSN, USNWR 2024
Ranked #19 for Best Grad Schools, MSN, USNWR 2024
Ranked #28 for Best Grad Schools, DNP, USNWR 2024


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