Channel 4 NBC News Features GW SON Sim Lab

4NBC News reporter Seth Lemon visited the GW School of Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab.  Watch his video news report featuring GW SON students and faculty in the Sim Lab.

BSN Cohort 4 - Montage at Pinning Ceremony

Become a Nurse

Video About the Accelerated BSN Option
View the Video About the Accelerated BSN Option

Through the school’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) option, students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field can pursue professional nursing. This 15-month, full-time path draws upon students’ previous knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and nursing theory to critically analyze and synthesize responses to health problems and provide appropriate nursing interventions. Taught to practice in a multicultural world, the students learn to utilize the nursing process to support and promote health in diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Graduates of the Accelerated BSN pathway are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to enter the nursing profession with high ethical, legal, and professional values. What’s more, upon completion, students will have earned 12 graduate credits that can be applied to a GW Master of Science (MSN) degree within five years.

Housed at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC), this option offers the unique opportunity to put theory into practice through the school’s Skills and Simulation Laboratory, a sophisticated and innovative learning environment in which students gain hands-on experience even before entering a clinical facility.

As the curriculum advances, students are placed in clinical rotations in top-rated facilities in the greater DC area, including Northern Virginia. This gives students highly valued exposure to medical and surgical nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatric nursing and community health. The combination of learning in a traditional classroom setting, in a premier simulation lab,  through online courses, and in myriad clinical environments makes GW’s Accelerated BSN option an exceptional choice for aspiring nurses.

Expected Outcomes

  • Utilize the nursing process to support and promote health in diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities in a multi-cultural world
  • Synthesize knowledge derived from natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and the humanities with nursing theory as a basis for professional nursing practice
  • Apply theories to analyze client responses to health and illness and intervene appropriately
  • Demonstrate nursing practice that is based on ethical, legal, and professional values and standards of practice
  • Participate in identifying societal health needs and critiquing and improving the delivery and quality of health care and nursing practice
  • Demonstrate accountability for decisions, actions, and outcomes relative to nursing practice
  • Collaborate with clients and health care team to provide, facilitate, and coordinate optimal health care
  • Utilize leadership and management skills to identify and meet health care needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities
  • Utilize communication theories and techniques in developing effective relationships with clients and health care team members
  • Evaluate research findings to determine their relevance and apply findings to professional nursing practice
  • Demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of health care information management and application of patient care technology
  • Demonstrate continued commitment to lifelong learning to promote personal and professional growth

W2 Cohort & Scholarship

W2 is a partnership between GW SON and MedStar Washington Hospital Center that offers major scholarship benefits and the promise of employment to selected applicants. Learn more.

Senator Kaine attends Accelerated BSN Poster Presentation

White Coat ceremony

Inaugural White Coat Ceremony Marks Beginning of Clinical Rotations

Thanks to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for choosing us as one of 100 schools to receive funding for White Coat ceremonies for our Accelerated BSN students this fall.

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