Online graduate programs ranked #6 by US News & World Report

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01/15/2019 08:00

GW’s master of science in nursing remained in the top 10 of US News & World Report rankings for online graduate nursing programs in 2019, tying for the sixth spot. The program also ranked second for best online master's in nursing programs for veterans. 

These rankings consider engagement, meaning accessible collaboration with both fellow students and faculty, faculty credentials, the expert opinion of nursing academic officials, and services and technologies.

Out of a possible score of 100, GW tied with Duke University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina with a score of 95.

GW broke into the top ten last year, a rise in rankings that reflects investment in student services, academic technologies, faculty hiring and infrastructure improvements.

“We have a students-first mentality,” said Dean Pamela Jeffries. “Both our online and face-to-face students are front and center in all that we do. Our success in the rankings reflects this commitment by our faculty and staff.”

This semester, 605 students are enrolled in the MSN program. The Family Nurse Practitioner is the most popular option, with 441 students. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner follows with 82 students, and the newer Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option with 38.