GW Nursing Continues Top 10 Streak in U.S. News Online Master's Rankings


January 26, 2022

Best Schools: Nursing Online Masters Degree

For the fifth straight year, GW Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program landed in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, tying at number eight. The program also ranked third for Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for veterans, second for nursing administration, and fifth for family nurse practitioner

“Online learning has been part of the GW Nursing pedigree from the very beginning, and it goes beyond our M.S.N. programs,” said Interim Dean Pamela Slaven-Lee. “We also leverage our online learning resources and capabilities to deliver top-tier learning experiences for our D.N.P., Ph.D., RN to B.S.N., pre-requisites and certificate programs. And during the pandemic, our online capabilities came to the rescue of our Accelerated B.S.N. program when we had to transition to a virtual learning environment.” 

She added, “Our talented faculty and staff deserve credit for their outstanding work. A special thank you to our Online Learning and Instructional Technology team for its tireless efforts. Their level of production value, attention to sound pedagogy and dedication to ongoing training and certification is the reason GW Nursing continues to excel in online learning.” 

These rankings take into consideration faculty credentials, student engagement, student support services, and peer evaluations from deans and directors of competing schools of nursing. GW’s steady placement in the U.S. News top 10 reflects its ongoing investment in student services, academic technologies, faculty and infrastructure improvements.

For the spring 2022 semester, 449 students are enrolled in the M.S.N. program. The Family Nurse Practitioner is the most popular option with 287 students. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner option is next with 66, followed by the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option with 42, the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner option with 36 students, the Nursing Leadership and Management option with 13, and the Nurse-Midwifery option with 5.