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.


Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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Are you a veteran committed to helping others?  If so, now you can receive academic credit for your military training and experience, earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and transition your skills and experience into a nursing career.

GW’s Veterans BSN offers a curricular road map tailored to each student. While maintaining the highest academic standards, quality clinical experiences, and NCLEX pass rates, this Veterans BSN option has an efficient design to shorten your time to degree completion. Conditional admission into this pathway may be offered following an initial application and pending completion of all pre-requisites with the required GPA.


  • The nursing profession is strong and at the center of the American health care system
  • Nursing is projected to be one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers, according to the US Department of Labor
  • Nursing continues to be the most trusted profession in our country (Gallup Poll, 2013)
  • Nursing is among the best top ten college degrees for return on investment (Kiplinger, 2014)
  • BSN-prepared nurses are needed in all sectors of health care: civilian and military, hospitals, urgent care centers, clinical practices, and more


To be eligible for GW’s Veterans BSN option, you must:

  • Be a prior service member with an honorable or general discharge, including reservists
  • Have a desire to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


As you pursue a Veterans BSN at GW, you will find that as a nationally recognized leader in education, GW offers you a special combination of:

+ Efficiency - 15-month (four semesters) on campus program

+ Value – Top-ranked nursing school with comparatively low tuition

+  Military-Friendly University – 6th consecutive year with this deisgnation, and with Operation GW VALOR ensures the highest caliber services to veterans, military members, and their families

+ Support – Support services designated for the Veterans BSN, including academic advisors who are veterans themselves, financial advisors, counseling, and tutors to ensure success

+ Innovative Technology – Our premier Skills and Simulation Lab Offers sophisticated and innovative learning tools

+ Shared Mission – Promoting, maintaining, and restoring health to individuals, families, and communities

CALL TODAY!  571-553-3581

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF1HP26982 and title Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program: Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for grant amount $1,047,666, with no financing by nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS or the US government.

WJLA covers Veterans BSN and Senator Kaine's visit to campus

HRSA Grant Funds Development of Veterans BSN

The GW School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to develop a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) designed to support in their transition to the professional nursing workforce.  This Veterans Educational Transition to Success (VETS) Initiative is funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Read more.

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Interested veterans can begin the admissions process immediately by emailing or by calling 571-553-3581.

Admission is competitive. We encourage you to begin the admissions process as soon as possible!


George Washington University Named ‘Military Friendly School’

September 25, 2014

The George Washington University has been designated as a 2015 “Military Friendly School” in G.I. Jobsmagazine, an honor bestowed to the top 15 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most for military and veteran students.

It is the sixth consecutive year that GW has been recognized for embracing military students and dedicating resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.