The academic opportunities at the George Washington University School of Nursing reflect the changing nature of the field of nursing. Health care in the United States is always evolving, between new policy and regulation and how those affect day-to-day practice, and advancing your nursing education can help you stay up-to-date.

Choose Your Path

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

We offer several program options for students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Veterans can also apply their experience in the military to count for course credit in our Veterans BSN program option.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Are you looking to expand your skills in the field of nursing? Our online MSN program options allow you to specialize in a field of study to help you grow in your chosen field of practice.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our online DNP program offers post-BSN and post-MSN entry options for professional nursing roles in clinical practice, policy and leadership.

PhD in Nursing

Our low-residency PhD program offers candidates opportunities to collaborate with faculty on a variety of different research subjects.

Graduate Certificates

Our certificates offer a way to specialize further within the field of nursing or even to change your career path entirely. All certificate offerings are delivered online and some involve select on-campus experiences.

RN Pathways

We offer program options for registered nurses looking to advance their education with a bachelor in nursing.


Interested in pursuing a career in health care, but need to complete the prerequisites before starting your program? Now you can take many of the prerequisites commonly required for health disciplines and our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. All courses are available online in spring, summer or fall — whatever works for your schedule.

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