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.

GW Nursing student veterans Diamond Alexander (left) and Tyler Wood.

GW Veterans Seek New Ways to Serve Through Nursing

George Washington University School of Nursing student Tyler Wood said it was a desire to continue serving others that pushed him to pursue a career in nursing after completing his service as a combat medic in the United States Navy. 
Dr. Ric Ricciardi (at right) stands with Lt. General R. Scott Dingle, who is the Army Surgeon General.

Duty Calls

If life were a movie, a grizzled Richard “Ric” Ricciardi would have been splitting firewood at the end of a long driveway when Department of Defense officials drove up and told him the world needed him to come back to work.
A nurse practitioner takes the vitals of an elderly patient.

“This is Getting Old” — A Podcast with a Purpose

Melissa Batchelor, director of the Center for Aging, Health, and Humanities and a leader in geriatric nursing, is coming up with innovative ways to disseminate content on age-friendly systems within this field and beyond.
Video clip of Washington Post piece on the "twindemic"

GW Nursing faculty featured in video explaining the "Twindemic"

Dean Pamela Jeffries and Richard Ricciardi offer their expertise in a video by the Washington Post that explores the onset of a "twindemic."
Tony Yang on GW campus

Merck Grant Awarded

Y. Tony Yang, Sc.D., LLM, MPH, was recently awarded $150,000 from Merck to investigate "A Multimethod Examination of Conditionally Admitted Kindergartners and School Entry Vaccination Requirements." 
Ric Ricciardi in parking lot of field hospital

Sigma President Called to Active Duty

Professor and Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement Richard Ricciardi, Ph.D., CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, gets pulled out of retirement
Continuing the Conversation

GW Nursing is Continuing the Conversation about Structural Racism in America

With COVID-19 as the backdrop for the world, the tragic murder of George Floyd and the killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery brought to the forefront issues of race, racism, and police bruta

A GW Nursing student secures a COVID-19 test sample.

GW Nursing Students Take Charge at COVID-19 Testing Site

When it was announced that George Washington University would be bringing back a limited number of students, faculty and staff on campuses this fall and that individuals would need to be regularly

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 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.