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.

Photo of Hazel Darisse, GW School of Nursing Alumna

Spotlight On: Hazel Darisse

Hazel Darisse 

DNP, RN, CNOR Divisional Director, Surgical Services
The George Washington University Hospital 

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

GW Nursing Named NLN Center Of Excellence

GW Nursing is among 16 nursing programs nationwide to be named a 2018-2022 Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Dr. Ellen Kurtzman

Faculty headed to Capitol Hill to shape policy

Dr. Ellen Kurtzman, an associate professor at GW Nursing, was named one of this year’s eight Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship recipients by the National Academy of Medicine. 

Congratulations to our Fellows

Three of GW Nursing's faculty members have been honored as Fellows by professional organizations this year.

Susan Hassmiller

Congratulations, Class of 2018

GW Nursing celebrated its 322 members of the Class of 2018 last weekend during its graduation ceremony and university-wide commencement on the National Mall.

Susan Hassmiller

GW Nursing Graduation Speaker Named

Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the next national nursing leader to inspire a new generation of GW Nursing students at the school’s graduation ceremony held on the university’s Washington, D.C. campus Saturday, May 19.

Learning to serve our community

While being located at the heart of the nation’s capital affords faculty members and students access to the United States’ seat of power, it also places GW Nursing close to some of the nation’s most disempowered populations.

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Partnering to Advance Nursing Education

With so many nurses and nurse faculty nearing retirement, colleges and universities are relying on a shrinking faculty workforce to educate the next generation of nurses.  The result is a decrease in capacity to enroll students in both pre-licensure nursing and graduate programs, further adding to the overall lack of qualified faculty.

Graduate students with faculty

On the Rise in U.S. News & World Report

GW Nursing is trending upward—again—in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

There's an app for that

Using a readily available feature of modern life, Assistant Professor Ashley Darcy-Mahoney is helping parents prepare their children for lifelong success.

Creating a Legacy: GW Nursing student mentor program

No matter what age, the first day a of school always seems a little scary.

Dean Jeffries

Bringing together top healthcare simulations experts

Technology now enables healthcare educators to simulate lifelike scenarios to ensure students can deliver quality care from the moment they first see real patients. Simulation can be an a

GW Nursing's Rising Star

Dr. Ashley Darcy-MahoneyModern Healthcare named Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney a recipient of the Rising Stars in Nursing, part of its 2017 Excellence in Nursing awards & recognition program.

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.