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 #13 out of more than 145 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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

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An alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, 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, with layered field of study options. Enrollment is in the fall semester. Perhaps one of these DNP offerings is for you!

FIELDS OF STUDY

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse (post-BSN opportunity) 
Do you want to be a nurse practitioner who provides high quality person-centered primary care to adolescents, adults, and the elderly? If so, this offering prepares you to be an expert clinician and nurse leader who makes evidence-based decisions, engages in health policy decisions, and advocates for patient safety and quality care. Both part-time and full-time schedules are available. Learn more about this curriculum and program of study

Executive Leadership (post-MSN opportunity) 
Are you entrepreneurial, passionate about innovation, and keen to lead your organization in new strategic directions? If so, this is for you! This specialty prepares you to lead and innovate in our nation’s complex and dynamic health care environment. Offered with a part-time schedule, the core curriculum is taught by the nursing faculty and you also have courses in the GW School of Business. Learn more about this curriculum and program of study

Family Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN opportunity) 
Do you want to be a clinical leader who promotes, maintains, and restores health to communities, families, and individuals across the life span? If so, this is for you! You will learn and practice in your own community with a rigorous curriculum focused on high quality and person-centered primary care, integration of research and nursing practice, and solving real-world problems. Part-time and full-time options are offered. Learn more about this curriculum and program of study.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (a post-BSN opportunity)

Are you interested in being a nurse practitioner who provides high quality person-centered care to acutely ill adolescents, adults, and the elderly?
If so, GW’s DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) prepares you to be an expert clinician and nurse leader who makes evidence-based decisions, engages in health policy decisions, and advocates for patient safety and quality care for the entire spectrum of adults. Learn more about its curriculum and program of study.

Family Specialty for Nurse Practitioners (post-MSN opportunity) 
Are you a nurse practitioner interested in expanding your practice to work with communities, families, and individuals across the life span? If so, this part-time DNP option enables you to learn and practice in your own community while pursuing a rigorous curriculum focused on high-quality and person-centered primary care, health care policy, integrating research into practice, and nursing leadership. Learn more about  this offering and its curriculum and program of study

Health Care Quality (post-MSN opportunity) 
Are you compelled by health care quality, passionate about health policy, and keen to be a leader who makes meaningful change? If so, this innovative DNP field of study prepares you to lead and innovative to improve the safety and quality of patient care in community-based care delivery settings, health plans, policy agencies, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Our scientific approach to the curriculum combined with our expertise in health care quality distinguishes our health care quality DNP. This specialty has a part-time schedule. Learn more about this offering and its curriculum and program of study

Nursing Education Concentration (post-MSN opportunity) 
Do you want to teach the next generation of new nurses, educate advanced practice and specialty nurses, or prepare nurses for leadership and management roles? If so, this DNP option prepares you to be a nursing educator with a more in-depth foundation of teaching and learning principles, adult learning, curriculum development, and assessment and evaluation of education. The core curriculum is taught by the nursing faculty and you will also take courses in the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development. This specialty has a part-time schedule. Learn more about  this offering and its curriculum and program of study

Nursing Practice (post-MSN opportunity)
Are you compelled to enhance patient care, be active in health policy, and be a nursing leader? If so, this DNP option prepares you to incorporate evidence-based practice, organizational interdisciplinary concepts, policy, and research into clinical practice and leadership; be a nurse educator; and, engage in health policy discussions and decision-making. Both part-time and full-time schedules are offered. Learn more about this offering and its curriculum and program of study

Palliative Care Specialty for Nurse Practitioners (post-MSN opportunity) 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Palliative Care Specialty for Nurse Practitioners (post –MSN opportunity) is not accepting applicants for the academic year 2016-2017. We are revising the program to ensure it reflects the current role, responsibilities and knowledge base required of Palliative Care APRN specialists in our rapidly changing health care environment. We look forward to introducing a new curriculum. We expect to accept applications for Fall 2017 enrollment.  While we currently are not offering the palliative care option, you are welcome to apply for the Doctor of Nursing Practice general track. For any questions, please contact Dr. Deborah Chapa, Director, DNP Program at dchapa@gwu.edu or 239-823-3854. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss options for you in our programs.

Are you a nurse practitioner seeking to support the best possible quality of life for patients and families needing chronic illness or end-of-life care? Are you compelled to engage in health policy and advocate for patients and families needing palliative care? If your answer is yes to either of these questions, this DNP option is for you! It prepares you to lead in this vital and expanding area of need, and to innovate health care to be more responsive to the needs of individuals with chronic and complex illnesses at the end of life. This specialty has a part-time schedule. Learn more about this offering and its curriculum and program of study

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

The expected outcomes of our DNP program include:
• Provide high-quality patient care
• Implement a process of change
• Solve emerging quality issues
• Promote and facilitate the critical appraisal and translation of research
• Design evidence-based interventions
• Collect and analyze clinical practice data
• Lead interprofessional teams in efforts for improving patient and population health outcomes
• Develop strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of health care through the use of information technology

 

Contact Information DNP Program

School of Nursing

The George Washington University
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 500

Washington, DC 20006
nursing@gwu.edu
Phone: (571) 553-0138

Fax: (202) 994-2777

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