2011 News & Events

Outstanding Teaching

October 07, 2011

Kimberly Acquaviva, assistant professor of nursing education, was honored with a Bender Award, one of GW's highest teaching honors.

Whole Person Healing

August 15, 2011

According to Christina Puchalski, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health (GWish) and professor of Medicine in the GW School of Medicine in Health Sciences (SMHS), what hospital patients report wanting more than anything else during their stays is “to feel love and connected.”

Nursing school celebrates first anniversary

May 19, 2011

George Washington University’s School of Nursing celebrated their first anniversary May 12 at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn.

A Toast to a "Bright and Illustrious Future"

May 19, 2011

Ten is an auspicious number for The George Washington University School of Nursing (SON): it was on May 10th, 2010, that it officially became the University's 10th school.

The Future of Health Care

May 16, 2011

“The future of health care is in the hands of nurses.” This passage was engraved on the back of the medals worn by the inaugural graduates of The George Washington University School of Nursing at the school’s commencement celebration, May 13, 2011.

GW School of Nursing Celebrates First Anniversary, Nursing Leaders and VA Government Officials Discuss the Future of Nursing

May 13, 2011

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2011) –The George Washington University School of Nursing celebrated its first anniversary by hosting nursing, corporate, and other health care leaders, Virginia governme

The Important Role of Nurses in the Community

May 11, 2011

As the nation celebrates National Nurses Week, its important for our community to take a moment to recognize the critical role that nurses play in our nation's health care system, as well as in our communities.

Shedding Light on Lateral Violence

May 11, 2011

It’s hard to read the news today without hearing about bullying and violence in schools. But what’s discussed much less frequently is that this type of behavior carries over into adulthood, too, and happens regularly in the workplace.

GW Celebrates First Anniversary of School of Nursing during National Nurses Week; Featured Guests Discuss Health Reform and the Future of Nursing

May 09, 2011

WASHINGTON (May 9, 2011) – The George Washington University will celebrate the first anniversary of its School of Nursing by hosting a panel on the future of nursing, followed by a reception

An ISCOPES Institution

May 02, 2011

What do the New York Subway system, the Peace Corps, and GW’s Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES) have in common?

Recognizing the Value of Nursing

April 20, 2011

In Philadelphia, a team of nurses leads a public housing non-profit that offers residents in-house comprehensive health care, counseling sessions, and transportation to specialists.

The Soul of Nursing

March 31, 2011

The chartering ceremony of The George Washington University chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was not a hold-your-applause type of event.

Symposium Highlights Emerging Nurse-Led Primary Care Health Homes; Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Offer a Solution to the Primary Care Provider Shortage

March 21, 2011

At a time when there is a shortage of primary care providers, a nurse-led model of primary care offers consumers with limited access to primary care new opportunities to receive high-quality health care.

Home Grown Nursing

March 09, 2011

Jean Johnson, Ph.D., dean of the GW School of Nursing (SON), and Ellen Dawson, Ph.D., senior associate dean of SON, know the power of a good nursing degree.

New Study Reveals that Performance-Based Payment Incentives May Not Foster Improved Conditions for Nurses

February 03, 2011

WASHINGTON  — A new study, conducted by Ellen Kurtzman, R.N., M.P.H., FAAN, assistant research professor in the GW School of Nursing, and published in Health Affairs reveals that while nurses have

GW School of Nursing Article Selected in Top Five Most Influential Research Articles of the Year by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

January 31, 2011

WASHINGTON - A research article co-authored by Ellen Kurtzman, R.N., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., assistant research professor in the GW School of Nursing, was chosen as a top five Robert Wood Johnson

Getting on Track to a Nursing Career

January 09, 2011

Tania Heath's career path is winding. "In undergrad, I had no idea what I wanted to be," she said. She majored in business and worked in mortgage-finance. "Once I started working, I found it wasn't fulfilling enough.

GW SON Top-Ranked

GW SON continues to be ranked among the top 50 schools of nursing. GW is in the top 13% of ranked graduate nursing schools. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #26 out of more than 144 programs nationwide.

In a first-ever ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, we are no. 30, placing us in the top 20% of ranked programs. These top rankings reflects the quality of our student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer recognitions, and admissions selectivity.