|Motto||Deus Nobis Fiducia |
(In God Our Trust)
|George Washington University|
|Dean||Pamela R. Jeffries|
1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500,
|Campus||Urban -- Foggy Bottom|
The George Washington University School of Nursing (abbreviated as GW Nursing or GWSON) is the professional nursing school of the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2010, GW Nursing is the newest of the 14 schools and colleges of George Washington University.
The GW School of Nursing was established as the university's 10th academic institution in 2010, although the first nursing education at GW started in 1903.
The School of Nursing is located at both the Foggy Bottom Campus and theVirginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, Virginia.
At the VSTC campus, GW Nursing offers students the access to the Simulation Learning and Innovation Center, including three clinical simulations spaces, covering more than 10,000 square feet, which are used for medical training.
The school's Founding Dean was Jean Johnson, who was succeeded by the School of Nursing's current dean Pamela R. Jeffries. In 2016, Jeffries was awarded the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
GW Nursing cooperates with different local, national and international partners, e.g. offering a Nursing Scholar Program at GW Hospital, medical mission trips to Haiti or local health education projects in Korea.
The School of Nursing currently has over 60 faculty members. There are around 800 students enrolled in the School of Nursing. The school offers guaranteed admission to Montgomery College and Virginia Community College System students.
The school provides education at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate level and also offers additional post-master's certificates. All graduate programs are online. The degrees are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Washington, D.C., Board of Nursing.
In 2017, GW Nursing launched a wellness and student support program to help students cope with and balance the harmful effects of stress experienced in academic, personal and clinical settings during their time at GWSON.
The George Washington University School of Nursing was ranked #29 in Best Nursing Schools: Master's and #25 in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice by U.S. News for 2019
In 2018, GWSON launched a "students-first" program, to raise its research profile, integrating student feedback, strategic outlines and goals, launching a research award and implementing a new policy task force to improve administrative policies, fostering research excellence.