About Us

Established in May 2010, The George Washington University School of Nursing (SON) develops nursing leaders who are actively engaged in health promotion, patient advocacy, and health care innovation. By providing students with a high level of nursing expertise and enhancement of professional leadership skills, graduates of GW’s SON are prepared to make a difference in the world.

The programs — which include the Masters of Science in Nursing, the Second Degree Bachelor’s in Nursing (B.S.N.), and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), and multiple Post-Masters certificates — stress the integration of research and nursing practice with a strong emphasis on solving “real-world” problems that promote strong leadership skills in graduates.

SON programs are offered both online and on-campus at two locations in the heart of the nation’s capital. With the White House, the World Bank, and various other national and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations only steps away, students at SON’s Foggy Bottom campus are immersed in current happenings in health care policy and activism. Students at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Loudoun, Va., have access to a new, state-of-the-art, 3,000 square foot simulation center. And SON’s distance education students have the opportunity to take classes wherever—and whenever—it’s convenient.

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.