Vision and Values

We will drive innovation and improvements in health care worldwide through the education of compassionate nurses, esteemed educators and researchers, entrepreneurial leaders and influential policy experts.

Dr. Laurie Posey

In a team led by Dr. Laurie Posey, GW Nursing faculty members were awarded a grant from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to focus on increasing opportunities for health care students to engage with patients online using the Virtual Patient Portal.


Student volunteer works with child at Camp Dogwood

Faculty and students volunteer at Camp Dogwood to provide underprivileged campers with health education and treatment as needed. Students take rotations as charge nurse, mirroring experiences they will have in real health care settings.



GW Nursing supports and upholds GW’s values, which guide our students, faculty and staff, and ensure we seek always to strengthen and improve our community.

  • Learning — We support opportunities for continual development that maximize the potential of the individual and strengthen the university.

  • Communication — We strive to share information and ideas in an open, consistent and effective manner.

  • Community — We strive to build a strong community in the service of our shared purpose and mission.

  • Diversity — We embrace the unique contributions of all members of our community.

  • Excellence — We commit ourselves to the highest standards in all endeavors.

  • Respect — We treat others with courtesy and dignity.

  • Service — We embrace our responsibility to exceed the expectations of others who depend on our actions.

  • Sustainability — We value and engage in sustainable practices that enhance current and future resources for our campus, our community and our world.

  • Teamwork — We encourage collaboration to meet common goals and produce a sense of shared responsibility.