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.

Improving Online Education

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

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'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.

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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:

Dr. Darcy-Mahoney educates clinicians as a Macy Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ashley Darcy-MahoneyAs a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney will further her work educating pediatric clinicians on the drivers of inequality and its links to early brain and child development.

Dr. Darcy-Mahoney is one of five Macy Faculty Scholars nationally, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation announced last week. Macy Faculty Scholars receive funding, up to $100,000 a year, to support their work on health care education reform projects.

Dr. Carol Braungart is GW Nursing's new FNP Program Director

Dr. Carol BraungartDr. Carol F. Braungart is joining GW Nursing as an assistant professor and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program director. She will oversee one of the largest FNP programs in the nation.

Dr. Sandra Davis

Dr. Sandra Davis named GW Nursing's inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Sandra Davis will serve as GW Nursing's first Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Over the past several months, Dr. Davis and Christine Yeh have co-chaired an advisory council charged by Dean Jeffries to outline recommendations to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at the school. As a new school initiative and GW university priority, the creation of a leadership role to lead in this area was a key recommendation of the advisory council.

GW Nursing welcomes Dr. Janice J. Hoffman as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Janice J. HoffmanGW Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janice J. Hoffman as professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  

Dr. Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF, joins GW Nursing from the University of Missouri where she was associate dean for academic affairs. With over 38 years of nursing experience, she has taught in baccalaureate, graduate, associate and diploma nursing programs, as well as serving in staff development positions in acute care and military facilities. An experienced academic administrator, she has also held positions as the assistant dean of the BSN program and the vice chair of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.