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.

Health Care Quality MSN Option

The School of Nursing has decided to discontinue the MSN program track in Health Care Quality), effective January 2016, since there is  significant interest in the SON’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, which also offers a track in health care quality.  Students already taking courses in the program will complete their degree in the current program. However, no more students will be admitted to the SON MSN program track in Health Care Quality.

Students who wish to advance their nursing education in health care quality will have the option to apply for an MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management or if qualified, for the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program track in Health Care Quality.

If you have any questions about these options we encourage you to contact Mary Pearce, Interim Director of Admissions and Student Services at

Your satisfaction with GW as a university and the School of Nursing is important to us. Our goal is to continue to meet your educational needs and we are committed to assisting you in meeting your goals.