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 Nancy Uhland, GW School of Nursing Alumna

Alumna Draws On Education To Help Kidney Donors

As a health care provider in Washington, D.C., which has the highest rate of kidney disease in the country, Nancy Uhland, DNP ’18, is leveraging her education to better serve patients.

student speaker Elizabeth Glynn

Accelerated BSN Students Celebrate Entry Into Nursing Profession

While most other college students spent June and July taking a break from classes, GW Nursing’s first summer start cohort of accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students were busy finishing their coursework and clinical experiences.

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