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.

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: AGPCNP


The Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: AGPCNP introduces students to the body of knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a nurse practitioner. Tailored for MSN-prepared nurses looking for an on-line curriculum, the certificate gives students access to interdisciplinary faculty members from the internationally renowned GW School of Nursing.

The coursework includes didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of patients, families, and communities. Specialty content includes advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning, and diagnosis and management of common primary care health concerns. It provides the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice.

Students pursuing the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: AGPCNP must complete 625 clinical hours at a site in their area. Preceptor and site information must be submitted to the school for approval before a student's clinical work can begin. Clinical rotations begin during a students' first semester. 

For Master's-prepared nurses, the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: AGPCNP offers a unique and challenging educational experience.

Contact Information for the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: AGPCNP

School of Nursing
The George Washington University
1919 Pennsylvania Avene, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (571) 553-0138
Fax: (202) 994-2777

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