Statement of Purpose

Program Description
ABSN, VBSN & RN-to-BSN Compose a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study in nursing at The George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications. Your essay should address Why nursing? Why now? Why GW?
MSN & Certficate Compose a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study in nursing at The George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications (including relevant collegiate, professional, and/or community activities). Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form. Your essay should also speak to the role (e.g. FNP, AGACNP, etc.) that you are applying for and how your qualifications will help you succeed in this role both professionally and as a student.
DNP Please describe your career goals relative to the doctoral study. You should include a general idea for your DNP project. Your vision for your post-DNP contributions to advance the nursing profession through scholarship and evidence-based practice must be emphasized in the statement Also, briefly describe your professional nursing practice and indicate any current or previous leadership roles. The applicants with a clear idea of a potential DNP project and the ability of the project to enhance/improve/contribute to nursing practice will be given preference for admission.
PhD Compose a 500-750 word essay describing your reasons for pursuing a PhD in nursing at The George Washington University, your academic and career goals, and your related qualifications (including any relevant research, professional, and/or community activities). Your essay should also contain the research topic you are considering along with the mention of potential GW research mentors who can help you achieve your goals.