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Nursing

School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Post-Master's Certificate
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

Our goal is to provide students with a high level of nursing expertise, as well as enhance their professional leadership skills. Our versatile distance-based programs offer the high-quality education people expect from GW, while maintaining the flexibility and convenience of online learning. These programs provide students from around the world with virtual access to the resources and experts at GW, as well as the chance to apply this knowledge directly in their current careers. The program stresses the integration of research and nursing practice with a strong emphasis on solving real-world problems. We promote strong leadership skills in our graduates.

Based on individual interests and career goals, applicants can choose among several options within the Masters of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) offerings. They include:

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Quality
  • Nurse-Midwifery (in conjunction with Shenandoah University)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management

 

An alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program advances professional nursing roles in clinical practice and nursing leadership and management. Programs include:

Post-BSN

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-MSN

  • Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner
  • General Track
  • Health Care Quality
  • Nursing Education
  • Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

 

Post-Master's Certificate opportunities

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Speciality Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

 

Admission Requirements

The following instructions are for the required personal statement. For all other requirements and to learn more about the admissions process from the School of Nursing

ABSN, VBSN,  RN-BSN, & RN-MSN:

Compose a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study in nursing at The George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications. Your essay should address Why nursing? Why now? Why GW?

MSN & Certificate: 

Compose a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study in nursing at The George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications (including relevant collegiate, professional, and/or community activities). Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form. Your essay should also speak to the role (e.g. FNP, AGACNP, etc.) that you are applying for and how your qualifications will help you succeed in this role both professionally and as a student.

DNP:

Compose a 500-750 word essays describing your reasons for undertaking study in nursing at The George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications (including any relevant collegiate, professional, and/or community activities). Your essay should touch upon your academic and career goals in a discussion of how the DNP program at GW will help you achieve these goals. Your essay should also contain a discussion of a major issue in contemporary nursing and how you would best address the selected issue.