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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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.

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$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.

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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.

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“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.

New Grant-Funded Program Expands Access to Health Care

To Michael Fanelli, emerging technologies are tools that can preserve human dignity by providing safe and effective health care for all. Mr.

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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

GW Nursing student working with children from Costa Rica

Experiencing Universal health Care in Costa Rica

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

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