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.

Researchers, clinicians and deans from the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Vaccine 101 Webinar Delivers Current Information

GW experts discussed the various COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use and how to chip away at vaccine hesitancy among your friends and family.
Diana Mason

Newsweek Features Op-ed by Dr. Mason and Colleagues

Dr. Mason and colleagues discuss how SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is "novel" in many ways. Health care professionals are learning more about how it acts, how to protect people from infection and how to treat it when patients are seriously ill.
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Student pass rates soar on NCLEX and NP certification exams

GW Nursing recently got the results of two key certification exams for Accelerated B.S.N. students and nurse practitioner students, respectively. 

From left: Ashley Darcey-Mahoney, Amanda Nicklas, Linda Cassars and Gretchen Wiersma.

GW Nursing Faculty Volunteer to Help Fight COVID-19

GW Nursing faculty members give time to local government health departments through the Medical Reserve Corps.
Virginia Nurses Today Newsletter snapshot

Obtaining Clinical Hours for Students during the Pandemic: Creative Solutions -- Virginia Nurses Today

Beginning in March 2020, nurse educators were abruptly slammed with unprecedented clinical education disruption due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

USNWR Best Online Masters Programs Nursing 2021

With Online Learning Front and Center, GW Nursing Continues Streak in Top 10

For the fourth straight year, GW’s Master of Science in Nursing program landed in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report rankings for online graduate nursing programs in 2021, tying at number seven.
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Helene Fuld Health Trust Awards GW Nursing Grant to Fund B.S.N. Student Scholarships

The School of Nursing was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, the nation’s largest funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education, to support&nbs

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Nursing Media Summit Draws Lively Exchange

The GW School of Nursing’s Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, Sigma Theta Tau International (the nursing honor society), and the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Nursing co-hosted their second annual Media Summit for Nursing Organizations.
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GW Nursing and NAHQ Commit to Advancing Health Care Quality Competency

As focus increases on health care quality and positive patient outcomes, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and the George Washington University School of Nursing (GW Nursi

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Nursing Professor Appointed to Prestigious Fellowship

Richard Ricciardi, a professor in the George Washington University School of Nursing, will be appointed as a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).
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GW Nursing’s Karen Drenkard Receives 2020 Year of the Nurse Award

George Washington University School of Nursing Associate Dean of Clinical Practice and Community Engagement Karen Drenkard has been awarded the 2020 Year of

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GW Nursing Research Seeks to Reduce Disparities in Maternal Mortality

A pair of George Washington University School of Nursing researchers were recently awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to 

Dr. Tony Yang

Policy Review reveals obstacles to access less costly, life-saving drugs for patients in the U.S.

Researchers have developed the first report card on biosimilars for three blockbuster cancer drugs marketed by Genentech/Roche: Rituxan, Avastin and Herceptin.

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5B Film Screening in honor of World AIDS Day

To commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the GW School of Nursing and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) partnered to screen the documentary film 5B.

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.