News Archive

With as many students and faculty active in education, practice, policy and research as we have at GW Nursing, it can be difficult to capture all of their stories. These are just some examples of the work going on here — work done by dedicated students and top-tier faculty alike — that help this school continue to grow and flourish.

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Inaugural GW Nursing Journalism Award Announced

The GW Nursing Journalism Award recognizes excellence in health care and health policy reporting for journalists using nurses as key sources.

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Meet Dr. Drenkard

Karen Drenkard, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN starts as GW Nursing’s inaugural associate dean for clinical practice and community engagement Oct. 4.

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Meet the Simulation Staff

Janice Ouellette compares her role at GW Nursing to that of a Christmas elf.


Identifying Compassion Fatigue in Obstetric Nurses

photo of Dr. Linda CassarCompassion fatigue, characterized by lack of engagement, apathy and negative feelings, is a common complaint among nurses in fields such as oncology and emergency medicine. But for obstetric (OB) nurses, the data is less clear. Linda Cassar, D.N.P., RNC-OB, C.N.E., hopes to change that.  

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Experiencing Universal Health Care in Costa Rica

GW Nursing partners with Universidad Hispanoamericana for this global experience.

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Nurses play crucial role in improving health care, says adviser

In Alan S. Cohn’s view, a big part of the problem with health care in the U.S. is a disconnect between providers and patients.


GW team aims to better prepare NPs to care for underserved communities

A team of GW faculty led by Professor Christine Pintz, with funding from a four-year, $2.8 million Health Resources & Services Administration grant, will be educating nurse practitioner (NP) students to better care for underserved communities in both rural and urban areas.
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School launches simulation MOOC

Today, GW Nursing launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aimed at preparing health care professionals to effectively incorporate health care simulation into their teaching. The MOOC follows the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning standards of best practice.


Exploring new avenues in advanced practice nursing education

A growing and aging population, large numbers of students and competition for clinical sites have created a “traffic jam” in advanced practice nursing (APN) education.

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Simulation is the Foundation

Proponents of health care simulation education have said for years that it improves clinician performance and reduces patient safety errors, but until recently they have lacked the data and evidence to share with academic leaders and policymakers. 

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GW Leaders Participate in Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences

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The George Washington University and Semmelweis University Partner on Academic and Research Initiatives in Health Sciences and Nursing

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the GW School of Nursing have entered a five-year partnership with Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary

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Alumna Helps Organizations Achieve Nursing Excellence

Tiffany Bryant has had a lifelong passion for nursing, which she now employs as a senior magnet program analyst for American Nurses Credentialing Center in Aldie, Virginia.

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Interested in Policy? There’s a DNP for That

The school this fall launches a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in the field of health policy. The 42-credit program,

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Professional Organizations – Why Should You Join?

Participation in professional organizations has substantially shaped my career and has provided me with opportunities to not only become a more productive, informed an