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.

Teaching & Transforming through Technology

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the School of Nursing’s Teaching and Transforming through Technology (T3) Program is working to increase access to and enhance the quality of  nursing education through the integration of  technology-based and online teaching strategies throughout the GW School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSN) second-degree program. This effort will transition the existing program from face-to-face delivery to a blended learning format that includes both classroom-based and online components.  The blended program will allow us to better target students to develop a culturally competent, diverse nursing workforce to address the needs of an increased workforce overall, and a specific need for nurses in rural areas. Our goal is to build a nursing workforce fluent in the use of teaching and learning technologies to support patient education and communication in care delivery, with the foundational skills needed to seek, adopt and adapt to emerging health information technologies.

Open Educational Resources (OERs)


Clinical Compliance

This series of modules provides a clinical compliance orientation for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to help prepare them for skills lab and clinical rotations.

Author: Patricia Davis



Communication in Quality & Safety

This online scenario highlights communication problems that can affect quality and safety in nursing care.

Author: Patricia Davis



Digital Literacy: The Digital Research Challenge

This case-based learning activity walks learners through the steps of the digital research process, including exploring resources, evaluating sources, summarizing main ideas, synthesizing main ideas, revisiting a query and checking copyright.

Authors: Elaine Sullo and Samer Aleem


Learning with Technology: Options Galore

In this online presentation, learners explore an array of tools and technologies for learning and communicating, including webinars, videoconferencing, social networks, collaborative workspaces, websites, blogs, wikis, and tools for producing and sharing digital media.

Author: Laurie Lyons


Medical Terminology

This module provides an overview of medical terminology related to different body systems as part of an orientation for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students.

Author: Whitney Shanley


Medication Administration (Case Study)

In this case-based learning activity, learners meet Jeremiah Valentine, a patient who is experiencing medication-related difficulties. After hearing his chief complaint and exploring his medical history, learners review his medications to identify the problem(s).

Author: Patricia Davis


Pediatrics: Developmental Stages

In this interactive module, learners explore biological, motor, psychosocial, cognitive and social development stages, including infant, toddler, preschool, school age and adolescence.

Author: Gretchen Wiersma