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.

DNP Curricula & Programs of Study

Below are specialty options for the DNP degree.

Post-Bachelor’s Options
Post-Master’s Options

Program Requirements

Students who enter the DNP program at the post-Master's level are required to complete 36 semester hours of doctoral work. Students who enter the program at the post-Bachelor's level must complete the credit requirements for their concentration (Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Nursing Leadership and Management) before beginning doctoral coursework.

Core DNP Courses (30 credit hours)

Elective Options (6 credit hours)

Family Specialty for Nurse Practitioners Courses (17 Credit hours)

Health Care Quality Courses (12 credits)

Education Concentration Courses (12 credits)

New courses are currently under development.

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Courses (13 credit hours)

Didactic Courses

Clinical Courses

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Leadership (13 credit hours)

Contact Information DNP Program

School of Nursing

The George Washington University
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 500

Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (571) 553-0138

Fax: (202) 994-2777