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.

Continuing the Conversation

Continuing the Conversation

To help students, faculty, staff and alumni process systemic racism and its impact on society, GW Nursing will be hosting a series of events this summer.

Alison Hoffman

Called to Nursing

Alison Hoffman had long worked in health care related fields by the time she enrolled in GW Nursing’s B.S.N. program. After serving as an officer in the U.S.

GW Washington, D.C. campus

School addresses structural racism

This week, we hosted town hall dialogues with faculty, staff and students to provide a safe space to discuss the realities and impacts of structural racism in our society.

Elizabeth Bailey

"You find problems you didn’t know existed"

For Elizabeth Bailey, caring for COVID-19 patients this spring revealed a truth about health care.

Alison Hoffman

Students Immersed in Community Care for the Elderly


Undergraduate nursing students are putting lessons learned in the classroom into practice in their community through a partnership between GW Nursing and the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Pairs of students spend two days a week at the Mac Brownell Adult Day Center in Purcellville and the Leesburg Adult Day Center, providing a vulnerable population with the kind of health education that promotes safety and wellness.

Alexa Sequeira

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Superhero Nurse!

As Alexa Sequeira celebrates her graduation from GW Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program this week, she is also enjoying a bit of hero status in her hometown of Boston.

GW Nursing faculty and students in Slovenia

Student Brings Home Health Care Lessons From Slovenia

In my last semester of nursing school, I took the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Maribor, Slovenia, for a week to watch universal health care in action and to see firsthand how another coun

GW Nursing veteran students

A Brief History of Veterans' Time at GW

A GW colleague recently told Catherine Cox, associate professor of nursing, that one of the students in her lab is among the dozens with prior military experience whom Dr. Cox mentors.

A nursing student works in a clinical practice lab

$2.5 Million Gift Will Support Veterans

GW School of Nursing recently received $2.5 million, the largest philanthropic gift in the school’s history, to offer financial assistance to veterans pursuing a bachelor of science degree in

Emily Ramshur

A Clinic in a Suitcase

Once her usual job sites closed due to coronavirus, a rolling bag became Emily Ramshur’s clinic.

Dean Jeffries toasts faculty member in front of Innovation Hall

A Decade of GW Nursing

On a warm evening in Ashburn, Virginia last September, Dean Pamela Jeffries led students, faculty and staff in a toast as the school’s name was unveiled atop Innovation Hall.

Javits Center

“Nothing is Normal”

Tryphena Lewis was born and raised in Brooklyn, but when she returned to New York City earlier this year, she hardly recognized her hometown.

Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

Associate Professor heads to National Academy of Medicine as Scholar-in-Residence

Associate Professor Ashley Darcy-Mahoney will spend a year as the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence, helping to develop federal health policy.

Dustin McKague

NP, Ph.D. Student & Mask Man

Dustin McKague M.S.N., FNP-BC, CWCN-AP works as a nurse practitioner in a Eugene, Ore. clinic, studies in GW Nursing's Ph.D.

Leah McElhanon wears full PPE

GW Nursing Alum Serves as Team Lead in Field Hospital

Like millions of other Americans, Leah McElhanon, FNP-C, was furloughed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike most of them, she is not spending April on the couch with Netflix. Instead, Ms. McElhanon is working 12-hour night shifts as a health care team lead in a Santa Clara, Calif. field hospital dedicated to taking care of COVID-19 patients.