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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GW Nursing M.S.N. rose 10 places in U.S. News rankings

GW Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing rose 10 places to 33 in today’s U.S. News & World Report annual rankings for graduate nursing programs. GW’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) programs tied at 45. In addition, the school was ranked in the specialty category of D.N.P.: Administration/Management tied at seven.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Information

GW University's Pandemic Readiness and Response Task Force

GW University's Pandemic Preparedness and Response Team (PPRT) has been closely monitoring COVID-19 in the United States and abroad.

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Dr. Daisy Le: Fighting Health Inequities

George Washington University (GWU) School of Nursing recently released a doctoral program in which the school’s assistant professor in health disparities and oncology, Dr. Daisy Le, will figure prominently. Although not a nurse, Le’s in-depth research in health equity and healthcare disparities as well as her extensive community-based work make her of crucial importance to dean Dr. Pamela Jeffries’ transdisciplinary research vision.

“Daisy’s work can expand not only across the School of Nursing, but also the School of Public Health, School of Medicine and the health sciences,” says Jeffries. “In this day and age, we need to be collaborative as we look for increasing and contributing to the science of our profession as well as all health professions.”

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GW Nursing Again Ranked Top 10 for Online Graduate Nursing

U.S. News & World Report again ranked GW’s master of science in nursing in the top 10 for online graduate nursing, with the school coming in at number six for the second year in a row.
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Professor Ricciardi Inducted as Sigma President

Professor Richard Ricciardi was inducted today as president of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) during the orga

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Experiencing Universal health Care in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has seven provinces. I was fortunate to experience three.

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Faculty Awarded Funding for Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Study

Washington, D.C., has some of the highest rates of breast cancer mortality among black women. Experts know that lack of screening isn’t the cause.

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New Doctoral Program Aims to Prepare Nursing Researchers

Nurses comprise the largest group of health care providers in the country, so discoveries made in nursing science can have a large-scale impact on the quality of patient care, said Kathleen Griffith, Ph.D., M.P.H., CRNP-F.
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Faculty Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Reduce Liver Disease Incidence

Y. Tony Yang, Sc.D., LLM, M.P.H., along with a team of GW faculty, community partners and local health departments received a $1.5 million grant from the Office of Minority Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Underserved But Deserving of Care

A GW team led by GW Nursing Professor Christine Pintz, with funding from a four-year, $2.8 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, will educate nurse practitioner (NP) students to better care for underserved communities in rural and urban areas.
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Nurse, Lawyer, Professor.

Nursing came first for David Keepnews, who now has an alphabet of credentials behind his name: Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. He was working in San Francisco as a psychiatric mental health nurse in the early 1980s when a bureaucratic shift shaped the course of his career. 
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Becoming a Nursing Leader

Richard Ricciardi, Ph.D., CRNP, FAAN, will draw on his four decades of nursing experience to lead Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), one of the largest international nursing organizations.
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Gaining Experience on Capitol Hill

Ellen Kurtzman, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, has spent 2019 on Capitol Hill working closely with the primary architect of the Affordable Care Act on health policy issues.

Giving Nurses a Seat at the Table

The pursuit of higher education and advanced degrees requires some sacrifice — time and money, at least.

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Serving the Underserved

Adriana Glenn, Ph.D., RN, was inspired to become a nurse after watching “Julia,” a late 1960’s sitcom starring Diahann Carroll.