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Admissions & Aid

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

To prepare you 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. If you have questions, you can reach us by email at [email protected] or by calling 571-553-0138.

How to Apply

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

Begin your application on TargetX!

Learn More About Our Programs

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.

Student explores


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

GW Nursing's PhD program located in Washington, D.C.

PhD in Nursing

Our low-residency PhD program offers candidates opportunities to collaborate with faculty on a variety of different research subjects.