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.

Graduate Certificates - Online

The GW School of Nursing believes that learning is a lifelong process. Our certificates offer nursing professionals the opportunity to specialize further within the field of nursing or even to change their career path entirely. All certificate offerings are delivered online and some involve select on-campus experiences.

Post-MSN Opportunities

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) 

Are you interested in being a nurse practitioner who provides high quality, person-centered primary care to adolescents, adults, and the elderly? If so, this post-MSN certificate admits in the fall semester and can be completed in just three semesters and may be right for you!

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 

Do you want to be a nurse practitioner who promotes, maintains, and restores health to communities, families, and individuals across the life span? If so, this post-MSN certificate admits in the fall semester can be completed in six semesters and may be just what you are looking for!

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: Family Specialty for Nurse Practitioners GW SON is no longer accepting applications to this program.

Are you a nurse practitioner interested in expanding your practice to work with communities, families, and individuals across the life span? If so, learn more about this post-MSN certificate that admits in the fall semester and can be completed in just three semesters!

Nursing Education Certificate

Are you keen to advance your skills in education and training in the nursing profession and care delivery settings, such as classrooms, clinics, simulation sites, laboratories, and other learning environments? Our unique certificate is a post-MSN option, offered in partnership with the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development, admits for fall semester and can be completed in three semesters. Learn more about this opportunity!

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: Palliative Care Specialty for Nurse Practitioners

Are you a nurse practitioner who wants to provide supportive person-centered care for patients and families needing chronic illness or end-of-life care? If so, this post-MSN certificate may be right for you and can be completed in just three semesters!

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Are you a nurse practitioner interested in diagnosing and treating patients with psychiatric conditions? This program focuses on educating safe and competent Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) — also referred to as Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice RN (PMH APRN). Learn more about this new certificate option!

Contact Information for Certificate Program

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

For additional information regarding the Gainful Employment Disclosure of our Certificate programs, please view each of the following: