GW Hospital Nursing Scholars Program

The George Washington University School of Nursing has partnered with GW Hospital to offer the Nursing Scholars Program opportunity to registered nurses who hold an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). 

You will enroll in our online 15-month RN-BSN program option while working as an RN at GW Hospital in exchange for the hospital covering 100 percent of your tuition. Additionally, you commit to fulfilling three years of employment at GW Hospital following graduation from the program.

Program Overview

The RN-BSN pathway requires you to complete 21 online credit hours, 45 clinical community health hours and a professional portfolio of up to 15 credits for advanced standing, making this an ideal entry into a master’s program.

You will take an average of six credits of online coursework each semester and work full-time as an RN in an assigned unit at GW Hospital. Resident nurses must meet our admissions requirements as well as the employment requirements of GW Hospital.

GW Hospital pays your tuition in full and offers you full-time employment throughout your education and at least three years after graduation.

Who Should Apply

RNs who are looking to further their career and experience working in the heart of our nation’s capital should apply for this program.

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Program Information

Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and hold an ADN from an accredited institution of higher education. You must also hold a license to practice as an RN in your state.

You must complete prerequisite coursework with grades of C or better and a minimum 3.0 GPA prior to starting the program:

  • 6-8 semester hours Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 3-4 semester hours Microbiology
  • 3 semester hours Statistics
  • 3 semester hours Nutrition
  • 3 semester hours Ethics

General education requirements are most often completed in ADN programs:

  • 6 semester hours English
  • 3 semester hours Math
  • 12 semester hours Humanities/Social Sciences

  • NURS 6203: Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 6205: Health Policy, Quality and Political Processes
  • NURS 6202: Concepts in Population Health
  • NURS 6207: Evidence Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
  • NURS 4117: NPCR 6: Epidemiology and Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 4119: Patient Safety and Health Care Quality
  • NURS 4121: Nursing Advancement Professional Portfolio1
  • NURS 6233: Genetics for Health Care Providers2

1 You are eligible to receive advanced standing for an additional 15 credits after a portfolio review.
2 Recommended if you are considering pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialty in nurse practitioner or nurse-midwife

Given the residency requirement, you should be local to the Washington, D.C., area for the duration of the program and three years following graduation.