Students work in one of GW Nursing's simulation centers.

About Us

The George Washington University School of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs that make it possible for our students to succeed in providing high-quality, compassionate health care. As one of the top-ranked nursing schools in the nation, GW Nursing is proud to offer innovative educational programs led by top-tier faculty, supported by the latest in health care technology.

GW Nursing is in the top 11 percent of graduate nursing schools


GW Nursing's online MSN program is ranked No. 31 out of 292


Our presence on GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, allows us to offer BSN students an expansive simulation center in which to prepare for encountering live patients.

GW Nursing is also committed to transforming policy, and having graduate faculty on our campus in Washington, D.C., allows us to maintain connections to the world’s most influential health organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health. Our students not only study the world but also work to improve it. And we make sure they have the resources and skills to do so.


Our mission builds on the university’s core values and vision, and guides all of our initiatives.

  • Inspire nurses to provide high-quality, compassionate health care.

  • Transform healthcare through innovative education, research, policy and practice.

  • Develop entrepreneurial leaders and educators who pursue quality and advance the profession.

  • Improve the health and well-being of people and communities locally, nationally and globally.

Being a part of GW Nursing means you’ll take part in improving not only the care of individuals but also transforming the profession of nursing.