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.

Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva

Dr. Acquaviva's text lauded as Book of the Year

GW Nursing faculty members continue to serve as influential voices in the national health care community with Dr.

GW Nursing Moves Up to #5 in Online Nursing

GW Nursing tied for the No. 5 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs. The increase in rank from No. 26 in the previous year is a reflection of faculty, staff and students' hard work and the continued dedication of resources to instructional design, technology and best practices. Once again, the school was also ranked for Best Online Master’s in Nursing for Veterans this year, coming in at No. 3 on that list.

Dr. Jess Calohan

Improving men's health by battling stereotypes

Google “Can a man be a …” and the top autofill responses are widow, feminist, witch, midwife and nurse.

Veterans to BSN students

Veterans supporting veterans

Now in its third year, GW Nursing’s Veterans to BSN initiative is modeled around building community and veterans supporting each other.

Improving Online Education

As part of its continuous commitment to advancing nursing education, GW Nursing on October 16 facilitated a Quality Matters (QM) wo

nurse prepares vaccine

'Tis the season for flu vaccines

October is the season for pumpkin spice everything, falling leaves, warm jackets and … flu vaccines?

Congratulations to GW Nursing's newest AAN Fellows

Drs. Karen Kesten & Kenya BeardDrs. Karen Kesten and Kenya Beard, both members of the GW Nursing community, were inducted Saturday as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Drs. Linda Briggs & Mayri Leslie

GW Nursing professors help women live longer, healthier lives

Through a grant from The Preeclampsia Foundation, three GW Nursing professors are working to enable mothers to live longer, healthier lives

Improving quality of life for cancer patients

Each year over 650,000 cancer patients undergo chemotherapy according to the Center for Disease Control. The treatment, while life-saving, often leaves patients in severe pain.


Using data to improve health care policy

With a background in public health, Associate Professor Ellen Kurtzman’s research may be a bit non-traditional for a school of nursing, but it emphasizes the key role interdisciplinary collaboration plays.

Interprofessional research leads to improved practice

Not all vital health care research is conducted by people with backgrounds in the discipline, demonstrating the importance of interprofessional collaboration to scientific advancement.

A Nurse Practitioner sees a patient

GW Nursing faculty studying NP workforce trends

To better understand both the supply and demand for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) nationwide, faculty members from GW Nursing in collaboration with the GW Health Workforce Institute are piloting a first-of-its-kind study.

Dr. Echevarria comes to GW Nursing as Assistant Dean of the DNP program

Dr. Mercedes EchevarriaDr. Mercedes Echevarria joins GW this fall as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the DNP program. She comes to GW Nursing from Rutgers University, where she served as associate dean of Advanced Nursing Practice. Under her leadership, the school was ranked within the top 20 best graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

Brittany Key

Alum serves as last chance

All nurses help people, but GW Nursing graduate Brittany Key serves as many patients’ last chance.

June's Research and Accomplishments

June was an incredibly exciting and productive month for GW Nursing. Congratulations to the following researchers and scholars: