Next Steps

Congratulations again on being admitted to the George Washington University’s School of Nursing. Prior to starting with GW Nursing, there are a few, very important next steps that all students must complete. Please carefully read the next steps below to ensure an easy and successful transition into the program.


Accelerated B.S.N. / Veterans B.S.N.

Complete any appropriate financial aid forms

We encourage all students interested in need or merit based scholarships from GW School of Nursing to submit the FAFSA (GW School Code 001444). If relevant, use this time to also submit tuition reimbursement forms about a week after you accept your offer of admission.

Preparing for Clinical 

Castle Branch will be used to track the immunization records, background check, and drug screening required before your clinical rotations begin (second semester). The deadline to purchase the package will be shared at a later date, but it can be expected closer to the start of the first semester. All requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of your first clinical rotation. Please see our Compliance and Clinical page for more information on the steps to take.

Purchase your Uniforms and Equipment 

Flynn O’Hara
You can purchase uniforms on Flynn O’Hara’s website or at one of their retail locations. Orders must be placed 4 weeks prior to the start of your first semester.

  • 1 White lab coat *
  • 1 Red scrub top with GW logo (for clinical rotations in Inova hospitals)*
  • 1 Blue scrub top with GW logo (for clinical rotations in all other hospitals)*
  • 1 Khaki scrub bottoms
  • 1 Pair white nursing shoes (non-slip, non-permeable, closed toe, closed back)
  • Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (any brand acceptable, but needed for first day of class)

*Items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara. The others may be purchased from any vendor.

 

Redding Medical
Redding Medical has a website for GW Nursing students. After you have submitted an enrollment deposit, you will receive an order form with prices and options. You will need to create an account online before you can place an order:

  1. Enter your name and email where prompted
  2. Once you sign up for an account, login and click "Account Information" 
  3. Under the heading "Additional Information", enter “school” for Program ID and “George Washington University” for School Name

Note that the deadline for free shipping will be listed on the order form that is emailed to you. Contact Redding Medical at 410- 526-9755 with questions.

Complete Prerequisites

Check your decision letter through the application portal to see if there are any outstanding prerequisites. The specific courses will be noted in your letter. These can be completed at the School of Nursing, or through any regionally accredited institution. Any missing prerequisites must be complete before the start of your first semester.

Get to know GW's Data Systems

GWeb
GWeb is the university’s system for registering for courses, viewing your grades and accessing your student account. GWeb allows you to pay your deposit through credit card or electronic bank transfer.

To access GWeb, you will need to set up your GW email account and UserID. You will receive an email from GW's IT department with an activation link. GW’s IT department is available should you need help. You can contact the IT Helpdesk through their website, 202-994-4948 or [email protected].

DegreeMap
DegreeMap is a live auditing software available to students and advisors. Access DegreeMap and view your advising sheet any time GWeb is available, giving you the most accurate picture of your academic progress.

  1. Go to my.gwu.edu
  2. Click “GWeb Info System” from the list on the left-hand side
  3. Type in your GWID and password
  4. Select “Student Records & Registration”
  5. Select “DegreeMap”
  6. Access your academic plan by clicking “planner”
Sign up for a pod & register for classes

First semester students will register using a “pod” system. Registration pods are carefully designed, complete course schedules*. You will receive an email when the pods are ready to select. Once you receive the email, follow these steps to register for classes:

  1. Log in to Sign-up Genius
  2. Select a pod that represents your ideal schedule.
  3. You will then receive an email from the school with course numbers (CRNs) that correspond to the courses in your pod.
  4. Copy and paste CRNs in GW’s online registration portal in GWeb to register for your entire schedule.

 

*There are specific pods that are VBSN only. VBSN students must select a pod that is VBSN specific. ABSN students are not permitted to sign up for a VBSN pod.

 

Participate in Orientation

Orientation is designed to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in nursing school. Through orientation you will become familiar with various academic resources, program details, course registration and online technology.

B.S.N. orientation will have portions both on campus in Ashburn, Virginia as well virtually. You will receive an email announcing the virtual component is ready closer to the start of your first semester. Expect the in-person portion to be within a week of the start of class. Keep the week as free as possible as both parts are required. More information will come via email as the semester draws near.

Purchase your textbooks

The GW bookstore allows you to enter your student ID online to find your textbooks. The Registrar’s Schedule of Classes also lists information about required textbooks.

Textbook information is available next to each course and is updated each semester. Please direct all questions about textbooks to the course instructor or contact the department in writing.

More book information will come via email around the time you register for classes from your first semester faculty.

Review your program of study and course descriptions 

Each program has their own program page with a program of study linked. While the VBSN has unique features to it, both the ABSN and VBSN will follow the same program of study. Questions about the schedule can be directed to your Academic Advisor.

Pay your tuition

You can view updated costs for the program through the Student Account Office page. Managing your bill is done on the GWeb through the Ebill system.

Send any outstanding documents 

While official transcripts are not required until the end of your first semester, we recommend sending them as soon as you can. If you are still taking courses, wait and request the official to be sent once your final grade is posted. Do not rely on the checklist from your application portal to show you what has been received. It could be reflecting unofficial copies of transcripts that you uploaded to your application when you applied. Reach out to the admission office if you would like to inquire further about what official transcripts are still needed. Check out our Official Transcript Requirements page for more detailed information.

Stay tuned

Continue to check your email for updates, announcements and reminders!

Continue to check your email for updates, announcements and reminders!

RN to B.S.N.

Complete any appropriate financial aid forms 

We encourage all students to submit the FAFSA (GW School Code 001444). If relevant, use this time to also submit tuition reimbursement forms about a week after you accept your offer of admission.

Complete Prerequisites (if needed)

Check your decision letter through the application portal to see if there are any outstanding prerequisites. The specific courses will be noted in your letter. These can be completed at the School of Nursing, or through any regionally accredited institution. Any missing prerequisites must be complete before the start of your first semester.

Get to know GW's Data Systems

GWeb
GWeb is the university’s system for registering for courses, viewing your grades and accessing your student account. GWeb allows you to pay your deposit through credit card or electronic bank transfer.

To access GWeb, you will need to set up your GW email account and UserID. You will receive an email from GW's IT department with an activation link. GW’s IT department is available should you need help. You can contact the IT Helpdesk through their website, 202-994-4948 or [email protected].

DegreeMap
DegreeMap is a live auditing software available to students and advisors. Access DegreeMap and view your advising sheet any time GWeb is available, giving you the most accurate picture of your academic progress.

  1. Go to my.gwu.edu
  2. Click “GWeb Info System” from the list on the left-hand side
  3. Type in your GWID and password
  4. Select “Student Records & Registration”
  5. Select “DegreeMap”
  6. Access your academic plan by clicking “planner”
Register for classes

You may register for classes through the GWeb Information System as a current student. You will need to have set up your email before you access this.

Consult the Program of Study for details on which courses to sign up for. You must register before the first day of the semester to avoid being charged a late registration fee.

Questions about registration can be directed to your Academic Advisor.

Participate in Orientation

Orientation is designed to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in nursing school. Through orientation, you will become familiar with various academic resources, program details, course registration and online technology. B.S.N. orientation will be held virtually. You will be required to complete orientation before the start of your first term. More information, including when orientation is ready to be completed, will come via email as the semester draws near.

Purchase your textbooks

The GW bookstore allows you to enter your student ID online to find your textbooks. The Registrar’s Schedule of Classes also lists information about required textbooks.

Textbook information is available next to each course and is updated each semester. Please direct all questions about textbooks to the course instructor or contact the department in writing.

Review your program of study and course descriptions 

The RN to B.S.N. program page has a program of study available to view. You will follow this program of study when selecting courses. Questions about the schedule can be directed to your Academic Advisor.

Send any outstanding documentation

If you did not have your RN license at the time of your application, submit a copy of this license as soon as possible.

While official transcripts are not required until the end of your first semester, we recommend sending them as soon as you can. If you are still taking courses, wait and request the official to be sent once your final grade is posted. Do not rely on the checklist from your application portal to show you what has been received. It could be reflecting unofficial copies of transcripts that you uploaded to your application when you applied. Reach out to the admission office if you would like to inquire further about what official transcripts are still needed. Check out our Official Transcript Requirements page for more detailed information.

Pay your tuition

You can view updated costs for the program through the Student Account Office page. Managing your bill is done on the GWeb through the Ebill system.

Stay tuned

Continue to check your email for updates, announcements and reminders!

Continue to check your email for updates, announcements and reminders!

Graduate Students

Complete any appropriate financial aid forms 

We encourage all students interested in need or merit based scholarships from GW School of Nursing to submit the FAFSA (GW School Code 001444). If relevant, use this time to also submit tuition reimbursement forms about a week after you accept your offer of admission.

Complete Prerequisites (if needed)

Check your decision letter through the application portal to see if there are any outstanding prerequisites. The specific courses will be noted in your letter. These can be completed at the School of Nursing, or through any regionally accredited institution. If you choose to take the prerequisite outside the School of Nursing, please submit a syllabus for approval before you begin the course.

Preparing for Clinical

Review the Program of Study found on your program page. If you are beginning the Post Master’s Certificate, your clinicals will begin right away so it is very important that you review this immediately. Please see our Clinical and Compliance page for more information on steps to take.

Get to know GW's Data Systems 

GWeb
GWeb is the university’s system for registering for courses, viewing your grades and accessing your student account. GWeb allows you to pay your deposit through credit card or electronic bank transfer.

To access GWeb, you will need to set up your GW email account and UserID. You will receive an email from GW's IT department with an activation link. GW’s IT department is available should you need help. You can contact the IT Helpdesk through their website, 202-994-4948 or [email protected].

DegreeMap
DegreeMap is a live auditing software available to students and advisors. Access DegreeMap and view your advising sheet any time GWeb is available, giving you the most accurate picture of your academic progress.

  1. Go to my.gwu.edu
  2. Click “GWeb Info System” from the list on the left-hand side
  3. Type in your GWID and password
  4. Select “Student Records & Registration”
  5. Select “DegreeMap”
  6. Access your academic plan by clicking “planner”
Register for classes

You may register for classes through the GWeb Information System as a current student. You will need to have set up your email before you access this.

Consult the Program of Study for details on which courses to sign up for. You must register before the first day of the semester to avoid being charged a late registration fee.

Questions about registration can be directed to your Academic Advisor.

Participate in Orientation

Orientation is designed to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in nursing school. Through orientation, you will become familiar with various academic resources, program details, course registration and online technology.

Graduate orientation will be held virtually. You will be required to complete orientation before the start of your first term. More information, including when orientation is ready to be completed, will come via email as the semester draws near.

Purchase your textbooks

The GW bookstore allows you to enter your student ID online to find your textbooks. The Registrar’s Schedule of Classes also lists information about required textbooks.

Textbook information is available next to each course and is updated each semester. Please direct all questions about textbooks to the course instructor or contact the department in writing.

Send any outstanding documentation

If you did not have your RN license at the time of your application, submit a copy of this license as soon as possible.

While official transcripts are not required until the end of your first semester, we recommend sending them as soon as you can. If you are still taking courses, wait and request the official to be sent once your final grade is posted. Do not rely on the checklist from your application portal to show you what has been received. It could be reflecting unofficial copies of transcripts that you uploaded to your application when you applied. Reach out to the admission office if you would like to inquire further about what official transcripts are still needed. Check out our Official Transcript Requirements page for more detailed information.

Pay your tuition

You can view updated costs for the program through the Student Account Office page. Managing your bill is done on the GWeb through the Ebill system.

Stay tuned

Continue to check your email for updates, announcements and reminders!

Check your decision letter through the application portal to see if there are any outstanding prerequisites. The specific courses will be noted in your letter. These can be completed at the School of Nursing, or through any regionally accredited institution. If you choose to take the prerequisite outside the School of Nursing, please submit a syllabus for approval before you begin the course.

Continue to check your email for updates, announcements and reminders!