Both GW Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs moved up in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 graduate nursing rankings. Among the 292 MSN programs ranked in this year’s Best Graduate Schools survey, GW Nursing’s MSN program is number 31 nationwide, up from the 34th spot last year.
In the second annual ranking of DNP programs, GW Nursing placed 26, up from last year’s spot at number 30.
“We continued to be humbled by this recognition and to be ranked alongside our peers,” said Dean Pamela Jeffries. “It is essential that graduate schools continue to prepare future nurse leaders to steer the health care conversation in the nation.”
Consistent improvement in academic rankings reflect GW Nursing’s continued commitment to recruiting exceptional faculty members, investing in technology and providing flexible online options so students everywhere have access to a high-quality education. All of GW Nursing’s graduate options are offered online, with some fields of study also requiring on-campus experiences.
GW Nursing’s clinical MSN options provide the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for students to become leaders as advanced practice nurses, though the Nursing Leadership & Management field of study focuses on leadership development by training students to think and act strategically, participate in policy decisions and guide organizations through change and improvement.
The DNP emphasizes key nursing practice competencies and innovation, with several options for different fields of study in clinical practice, policy and leadership.