Community Partners

The GW School of Nursing collaborates with other University Schools to create educational, research, grant and services opportunities for GW SON nursing students.

The Annual GW SON Faculty and Community Partners Engagement Event

Through a grant awarded to Dr. Joyce Pulcini (Former Director of GW SON Community and Global Initiatives) by the Nashman Center, GW SON Faculty and our Community Partners come together for a day of professional collaboration.  The goals of this event are to: 1) Discuss community health needs as identified by our community partners and 2) Team together to meet those health needs. This year’s event is titled “It Takes a Community!” and will be held on February 1st at the Marvin Center. 

The Rodham Institute

The GW School of Nursing Center for Community and Global Initiatives partners closely with the Rodham Institute, headed by GW faculty member Dr. Jehan (Gigi) El-Bayoumi, MD, FACP.  The Rodham Institute was established in 2013 in honor of the late Mrs. Dorothy Rodham who believed passionately in the capacity for education to achieve social change. The Institute seeks to apply the transformative power of education to achieve health equity in Washington, D.C. For an example of their work, listen to their podcast:


ISCOPES is an evolving health-focused service-learning initiative that places GW students and employees from various fields of study as well as community partners and neighbors from the DC Metro Area in interprofessional learning communities to address bigger picture health issues through smarter service. GW SON students get involved with the community by taking the lead with undergraduate students, and perform health programs at sites such as Emory House, Dunbar High School, Southeast Children’s Fund as well as other locations as determined by ISCOPES.

The AnBryce Foundation

The AnBryce Foundation is a learning community that values: service, fun, learning, respect, responsibility, self-discovery, family, community, trust, confidence, cultural differences, and the balance between ennoblement and humility.  GW SON partners with The AnBryce Foundation in multiple initiatives, including the Saturday Institute, Right of Passage Camp, Photo Voice and most significantly, Camp Dogwood. 

Camp Dogwood

For several years, GW SON has played a significant role in partnership with The AnBryce Foundation at Camp Dogwood. Camp Dogwood provides educational opportunities for children and young adults who otherwise cannot participate in camping and other enrichment experiences.  GW Nursing Faculty structure the students’ time at camp similarly match what they will encounter in professional settings. Each student takes a turn at being charge nurse for a day and handing out assignments. They also take turns being on call to tend to campers who have health issues overnight.

MEDSTAR Visiting Nurses Association (Part of MedStar)

Students have the opportunity to go into homes of patients and learn how can to help keep individuals out of the hospital.  Under the supervision of MEDSTAR nurses, students observe nurses who do home care nursing in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Local County Free Clinics

Students are exposed to how Social Determinants of Health affect people in real life.  Students participate in typical nursing activities, as well see poverty in real life, and how these clinics work to keep underprivileged populations from using the Emergency Room as a primary care facility.  Local county clinic partners include Prince WilliamLoudoun, and  Fauquier Counties.

Alexandria City Public Schools

GW SON students have the opportunity to do health education focused for students.  This is a unique opportunity especially for students interested in pediatrics.

Loudoun Adult Day Care

At facilities in both Leesburg and Purcellville, Virginia, students are exposed to adult day care for the local senior population and work with both caregivers and seniors.

Calgary Women’s Services

An exceptional learning experience, where the students meet female health challenges. Whether initially measuring blood pressures, or being exposed to deeper health issues, students have hands-on experience with real-life nursing.

Mary's Center - Washington, D.C.

Mary's Center, founded in 1988, is a Community Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. Mary's Center uses a holistic, multi-pronged approach to help each participant access individualized services that set them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independence, and provides nursing students an opportunity to interact with pediatric through senior patients. 


Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a major nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics. Our mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need. We do this by delivering free dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals. Students experience the truly hands-on nature of the nursing services provided, and in instances, setting up clinics and performing educational services.