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.

Featured Alumni Archive

Serving GW and the DC Community

January 26, 2015

It was a trip to East Africa that made Betsy Linsert, NP ’98, recognize that she was in the wrong profession. Living as a young professional in the Washington, DC, area and as a regular “Girl Friday” on Capitol Hill, Ms. Linsert was so moved by her travels that she made up her mind to change her career path and become a nurse.

Kirsten McAllister

A Prizewinning Grad

December 08, 2014

Every May, the School of Nursing in partnership with the George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) presents one nursing graduate with the GWAA Prize. The coveted award recognizes a student

A DNP from GW Caps off a Military Career

October 24, 2014

At the age of 42, Colonel Richard Prior, having already obtained an MSN from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, decided he wanted to further his education by

Brittany Key

New Nurse Says GW SON Prepared Her Well for Career

August 27, 2014

While Brittany Key, RN, BSN was not committed to picking universities that go by the name of ‘George,’ she did happen to attend two of them. Originally from Whitehall, IL, Ms. Key came to the DC area to go to George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she decided to continue on at the George Washington University’s School of Nursing to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

“I decided on GW because I liked the environment—the way it felt on the Virginia campus,” says Ms. Key. “But I was particularly interested in the school because of their simulation lab.”

Dr. Karen Ott, a GW SON Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) alumnae

Keynote Speaker Highlights Health Leadership Roles

August 14, 2014

Dr. Karen Ott, a GW SON Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) alumnae, gave the keynote Leadership Address Wednesday as part of the Graduate Orientation in Washington, DC.

Dawna Poyner, BSN December 2013

A New Beginning for Dawna Poyner

December 17, 2013

More than 30 years after graduating from college the first time, Dawna Poyner entered GW SON’s Accelerated BSN to earn her nursing degree, hoping to enter a field where she will be able to, “help people at a more meaningful level than I could in the past,” she said.

Mary Lou Swiscoski at the School of Nursing’s 2013 pinning ceremony,

Mary Lou Prepares for Third Career

December 17, 2013

Mary Lou Swiscoski has worked as a teacher and in nonprofit management. But there was one job she had long considered that she hadn’t tried: being a nurse. On Dec.


Alumna Gift

Annetta Weiss, BA ’65 always knew she wanted to give back, but the where, why, and how of philanthropy was intimidating. “There comes a time in your life when you think about where you started and what you can contribute. I was looking to give somewhere that would really fulfill me — that would move me in some way." Read more...

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