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Admissions

Ready to join the most trusted profession? Considering a graduate degree to advance your nursing career? Interested in specializing even further in your field? Whether it's your first step or the next step in the field of nursing, we have a program for you.

To prepare our students for a rapidly evolving health care environment, we provide a comprehensive education with interprofessional perspectives, global experiences, a full spectrum of degree offerings and opportunities for lifelong learning.

At GW Nursing, you’ll learn from exceptional clinicians, researchers and educators who understand and help you navigate the intersection of patient care, research, entrepreneurship and policy. As you begin or continue your nursing career, our faculty will be there to support you every step of the way.

How to Apply

If you're interested in applying to GW Nursing, you will need to create an account on NursingCAS — an online application that will take all pertinent information and required supporting documentation. If you have any questions about NursingCAS or the process of submitting an application, contact the office of admissions at 571-553-0138 or nursing@gwu.edu.

Begin your application on NursingCAS!

Required Application Materials

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Bachelor's degree (in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited college or university)
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)*
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Prerequisite courses: Students must complete prerequisite courses prior to their start of the program.

*Military and veteran candidates, outside of the Air Force, will submit Joint Service transcripts; while Air Force candidates will provide Community College of the Air Force transcripts

RN-BSN/MSN

  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic) 
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Evidence of current nursing licensure

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Evidence of current nursing licensure

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Post-BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Options

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Evidence of current nursing licensure

Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Options

Includes all post-bsn requirements, in addition to:

  • Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 in one of these areas:
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing Leadership and Management 
    • Nurse Practitioner (must be nationally certified)
  • Graduate-level inferential statistics course taken within the past five years*

*NURS 6208: Biostatistics for Health Care Researchers (3) is offered in the spring and summer for those who have not met this requirement.

Graduate Certificates

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement