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.

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School launches simulation MOOC

Today, GW Nursing launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aimed at preparing health care professionals to effectively incorporate health care simulation into their teaching. The MOOC follows the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning standards of best practice.

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Simulation is the Foundation

Proponents of health care simulation education have said for years that it improves clinician performance and reduces patient safety errors, but until recently they have lacked the data and evidenc

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GW Leaders Participate in Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences

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The George Washington University and Semmelweis University Partner on Academic and Research Initiatives in Health Sciences and Nursing

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the GW School of Nursing have entered a five-year partnership with Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary

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Interested in Policy? There’s a DNP for That

The school this fall launches a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in the field of health policy. The 42-credit program,

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Professional Organizations – Why Should You Join?

Participation in professional organizations has substantially shaped my career and has provided me with opportunities to not only become a more productive, informed an

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“Teaching Healthy Living to Middle Schoolers”

Delivering high-quality health care requires knowing more than a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate and weight.

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Deborah Trautman to Deliver Graduation Keynote Address

Dr. Deborah Trautman will deliver the keynote address to the graduates and family assembled at this year’s GW Nursing graduation ceremony May 16.

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A New Advocate for Geriatric Nursing at GW Aging Center

“I like to eat” may be an unusual entry point for a discussion in gerontological health care, but for Melissa Batchelor-Murphy it makes perfect sense. 

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From Test-Taking Tactics to Tissues: How Professional Advisers Support Students

To address non-nursing challenges students face while in school, GW Nursing has added two professional advisers to its Office of Student Affairs. 

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New Tools of the Trade

A growing body of literature supports the connection between poverty and related social determinants of health in shaping health outcomes, especially in early brain and child development.

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Two faculty members named AANP Fellows

Drs. Sandra Davis and Pamela Slaven-Lee are among the 62 nurse practitioner (NP) leaders inducted as Fellows in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in June 2019.
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Health Workforce Institute Report Call Upon Nurses to Address Growing Health Care Issues


A new report authored by Professor Patricia Pittman, co-director of The George Washington University Health Workforce Institute (HWI), outlines the pivotal role that nursing must play in a continually evolving health system.

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Simulation Thought Leaders Discuss APN Simulation

Simulation leaders from academia, professional organizations and simulation technology companies met in Washington, D.C., last month to assess the role of simulation in nurse practitioner (NP) education.

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GW Ranked Among Best by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings for graduate nursing programs today, in which GW Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing tied at 43 and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs tied at 37. In addition, the school was ranked in the specialty category of Family Nurse Practitioner tied at 16.