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 #26 out of more than 144 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.

Student Stories

GW SON in Haiti

GW SON students part of Interprofessional Medical Mission

November 17, 2015

Three GW SON graduate students, five BSN students and several faculty members helped treat about 3,000 patients Nov. 2-10 in Haiti as part of a medical mission. This trip was the second as part of a partnership with a medical team from Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital (PNUYH), in South Korea. Sae-A Trading Co., Ltd sponsors these medical missions.

Ann Marie Madden

GW SON DNP Student Named INOVA Fairfax CNO

July 15, 2015

Ann Marie Madden, a current GW School of Nursing graduate student, will begin serving as INOVA Fairfax’s Chief Nursing Officer for Adult Services in August.

Dr. Billinda Tebbenhoff, Jenn Beck and Gretchen Wiersma, Ms. Beck's advisor

Accelerated BSN Student Wins VALOR Grant

May 06, 2015

Jenn Beck, one of several U.S. military veterans graduating this May from the GW School of Nursing with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), was also awarded a grant to cover her nursing licensure.

GW’s Operation VALOR awarded the grant, known as the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant and funded in part by the Shenkman Fund. Four such grants were awarded across George Washington University.

Elzbieta Kmiecik, MSA, RN discusses geriatric care in her research project

GW SON DNP students participate in annual Research Days

April 03, 2015

Five of GW School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students had their capstone projects accepted for presentation during GW’s annual Research Days, a showcase of research, scholarship

GW SON Students Travel Abroad during Spring Break

March 06, 2015

During spring break (March 9-14), several GW School of Nursing (SON) students will be traveling abroad on medical missions.

Emily Yelverton, left and Anne Quinn, right.

Mother-Daughter Duo Becoming Family Nurse Practitioners at GW SON

November 10, 2014

Like other service professions, nursing tends to be a family affair, with young adults often following their parents into nursing. For Anne Quinn and her daughter, Emily Yelverton, nursing is indeed a family affair, but with Anne following her daughter into nursing. Both are now in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at GW SON.

President Obama signs IMPACT Act

Student Witnesses IMPACT Act Become Policy

November 04, 2014

One of GW SON’s own witnessed history in October when she watched President Barack Obama sign the “Improving Medicare Post-Acute Transformation (IMPACT) Act.” Arilma St.Clair, a nurse for 14 years who is now pursuing a post-master’s certificate in the family nurse practitioner option, serves as the president for the Washington, DC National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) chapter. She stood in for the organization’s national president at the signing. “It was a privilege and an honor to witness the signing of the IMPACT Act and what it meant for our most frail of patients,” says Ms. St. Clair.

Dawna Poyner, BSN December 2013

A New Beginning for Dawna Poyner

December 17, 2013

More than 30 years after graduating from college the first time, Dawna Poyner entered GW SON’s Accelerated BSN to earn her nursing degree, hoping to enter a field where she will be able to, “help people at a more meaningful level than I could in the past,” she said.

Mary Lou Swiscoski at the School of Nursing’s 2013 pinning ceremony,

Mary Lou Prepares for Third Career

December 17, 2013

Mary Lou Swiscoski has worked as a teacher and in nonprofit management. But there was one job she had long considered that she hadn’t tried: being a nurse. On Dec.

Students at Helping Hands event 2011

Healing Hands Healing Homes

May 07, 2011

Students at The George Washington University School of Nursing are not afraid to get their hands dirty, but exhausting hospital shifts rarely translate to sunburns and calluses.

Healing Hands

Healing Hands Healing Homes

On May 7, four GW Accelerated BSN students traveled to Gloucester County, Va., where they traded latex exam gloves for rugged work gloves.


Ucheichi Amajuoyi awarded prestigious research and learning position.

Uchechi Amajuoyi, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at the George Washington University School of Nursing, has been named a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar. This prestigious nationwide program aims to increase the number of nursing faculty members and provides students with a $10,000 scholarship, which is matched by the GW School of Nursing, leadership development and mentoring support.


My GW Experience: Carrie Catanzaro

MSN student Carrie Catanzaro discusses her new Clinical Research Associate position, made possible by her GW coursework and professors. "GW was extremely helpful in getting my foot in the door and will serve me well when I seek out higher level positions within the company."


My GW Experience: Patricia Dzandu

DNP student Patricia Dzandu discusses her career opportunities made possible by her GW coursework and professors. "GW gave me the insight to accept a leadership role for a multidisciplinary team."

GW SON student shares tips for moms going back to school!

April 01, 2014

Patsy Deyo, an online student in the master’s in nursing program at George Washington University shares tips for mothers planning to go back to school. Read more on US News Education Online.

Students offer advice to applicants in US News story

US News is widely considered a premier resource for students interested in higher education, whether it’s college or graduate work. A recent US News story, “Get Accepted Into a Top Online Graduate Nursing Program,” features GW SON MSN student Patsy Deyo, who offers advice for others applying to graduate programs.