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.

Support Services

Resources for Academic Support


Both libraries provide a range of resources to support your research projects. The links below have been specifically developed to aid distance learners in accessing the resources from off campus.

Writing Center

The GW Writing Center provides individual support to students who need one-on-one help with their writing projects. If you need assistance, schedule an appointment through their online system, and send your paper (at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment) to Include the name of your tutor, time of your session, and number you will be calling from at the time of your appointment.

School of Nursing’s Writing for Success Website

The GW SON offers this site to support students in taking their writing skills to new levels of excellence. There are three sections: Successful Writing Strategies; Academic Writing & Critical Thinking; and ESL Resources for Writing. Within the sections are links to other excellent sites, downloadable PDFs, faculty recommended books, and hand-picked exercises that bring new strategies, clarify concepts, and strengthen skills for each student. Also included are important links to GW Resources. 

English for Academic Purposes

Students with non-English backgrounds who have the ability to travel to GW’s Foggy Bottom campus can take advantage of GW’s EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Writing Support Program. The program offers a free, one-on-one tutoring to support any stage of the writing process. Tutors are trained to provide focused support for non-native speakers. Visit the appointment website to make an appointment.

Graduate School Bootcamp

This short course includes five online lessons to assist you in preparing for graduate study, including education focused on study skills, library skills, technology basics, academic writing, and research.

Resources for Student Support

School of Nursing Student Services

The School of Nursing’s Office of Student Services is available to support all of the administrative aspects of your education. To contact the office or find information, forms and resources, please visit the Student Services section of the SON website.

Office of Disability Support Services

Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss specific needs. Please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-994-8250 in the Marvin Center, Suite 242, to establish eligibility and to coordinate reasonable accommodations. For additional information please refer to For more information about accessibility tools for this course, visit the Tech Help section.

GW Career Consulting

  • Assists students and recent alumni in the areas of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Health Services. Resume reviews, cover letter critiques, orientation to industry-wide overviews, and internship considerations are available through consultation.
  • Student Online Appointment Scheduling: You can schedule appointments on-line with your career consultant, Kelly Lawton, by clicking on the "Request an Appointment" button on your GWork profile home page.
  • If you have any technical difficulties making an appointment, please email GWork Help at If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at We hope that you find this service helpful as we continue to support your connections to career opportunities!

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers services and programs to assist students with personal, social, career, and study problems that can interfere with educational and career goals. Services offered by the Center that are available to DE (online) students include:

  • An online Academic Success Center with a variety of tools and recommendations to help students organize time, develop effective study techniques, improve memory, and increase test-taking abilities. For more information, visit
  • Academic Success Workshops are offered online as podcasts and may be downloaded.
  • The self-help library, offering access to books, pamphlets, and audio-visual tapes to explore or research personal needs, interests, and psychological and health issues.
  • An informational website about Counseling Center services, academic and psychological concerns, community resources, and links to free mental health screenings.

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs offers other student support services that may interest you. Their website is

Campus Advisories

GW Campus Advisories provides information about emergency preparedness and response at GW as well as updates regarding the University's operating status.

Phone: (202) 994-5050