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The academic opportunities at the George Washington University School of Nursing reflect the changing nature of the field of nursing. Health care in the United States is always evolving, between new policy and regulation and how those affect day-to-day practice, and advancing your nursing education can help you stay up-to-date.

BSN students

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

We offer several program options for second-degree students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Veterans can also apply their experience in the military to count for course credit in our Veterans BSN program option.

MSN student practicing clinical skills

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Are you looking to expand your skills in the field of nursing? Our online MSN program options allow you to specialize in a field of study to help you grow in your chosen field of practice.

Certificate students practicing clinical skills

Graduate Certificates

Our certificates offer a way to specialize further within the field of nursing or even to change your career path entirely. All certificate offerings are delivered online and some involve select on-campus experiences.

DNP students during on-campus lecture

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our online DNP program offers post-BSN and post-MSN entry options. To advance professional nursing roles in clinical practice, policy and leadership, we emphasize key nursing practice competencies and innovation.

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We offer online courses in some commonly required subjects for those interested in pursuing a career in the health professions.