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 #13 out of more than 145 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.

Open Educational Resources for Nursing Education

GW School of Nursing is pleased to share this collection of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for use by nurse educators worldwide. These interactive multimedia learning materials are outcomes of several grant-funded research projects sponsored by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including the Advanced Nursing EducationGeriatric Education using a Palliative Care Framework (GEPaC), and the Teaching and Transforming through Technology (T3) projects; and the National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI), sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).



ESL Learning in a New LanguageSuccess in Health Care

The “Learning in a New Language” module is intended for students who speak English as a second language (ESL), or who are new to American schools. In addition, this module will also help all students, as nursing is a challenging academic program and students often find they need to adjust their educational styles and skills to succeed.

Author: Jacqueline Wavelet

Academic Readiness: The Graduate School Bootcamp

This series of online learning modules provides refresher training to promote success in academic coursework in five areas: learning strategies and time management, academic writing, managing technology challenges, basic research concepts, and using library resources.

Principal Investigator: Christine Pintz


Clinical Compliance

This series of modules provides a clinical compliance orientation for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to help prepare them for skills lab and clinical rotations.

Author: Patricia Davis



Communication in Quality & Safety

This online scenario highlights communication problems that can affect quality and safety in nursing care.

Author: Patricia Davis



Digital Literacy: The Digital Research Challenge

This case-based learning activity walks learners through the steps of the digital research process, including exploring resources, evaluating sources, summarizing main ideas, synthesizing main ideas, revisiting a query and checking copyright.

Authors: Elaine Sullo & Samer Aleem


Emergency Preparedness: Nurses on the Frontline: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies and Disasters

This interactive learning module teaches nurses a critical thinking framework that can be applied to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) events as well as natural disasters. Learners practice applying new knowledge and skills through video decision-making scenarios.

Project Director: Jean Johnson; Co-Director: Ellen Dawson; Project Manager: Kimberly Acquaviva



Geriatrics and Palliative Care: The GEPaC Curriculum

The Geriatric Palliative Care Curriculum provides advanced interdisciplinary healthcare practitioners with foundational knowledge and skills to provide a unique approach to the palliative care of older adults, including disease management with compassionate caring; maintaining optimum functional abilities in the presence of protracted illness; promoting quality of life; and anticipating and preparing for peaceful death in the midst of chronic disease.

Principal Investigator: Beverly Lunsford


Learning with Technology: Options Galore

In this online presentation, learners explore an array of tools and technologies for learning and communicating, including webinars, videoconferencing, social networks, collaborative workspaces, websites, blogs, wikis, and tools for producing and sharing digital media.

Author: Laurie Lyons



Medical Terminology

This module provides an overview of medical terminology related to different body systems as part of an orientation for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students.

Author: Whitney Shanley



Medication Administration (Case Study)

In this case-based learning activity, learners meet Jeremiah Valentine, a patient who is experiencing medication-related difficulties. After hearing his chief complaint and exploring his medical history, learners review his medications to identify the problem(s).

Author: Patricia Davis



Pediatrics: Developmental Stages

In this interactive module, learners explore biological, motor, psychosocial, cognitive and social development stages, including infant, toddler, preschool, school age and adolescence.

Author: Gretchen Wiersma