For the fourth straight year, GW’s Master of Science in Nursing program landed in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report rankings for online graduate nursing programs in 2021, tying at number seven. The program also ranked second for best online master's in nursing programs for veterans, third for nursing administration and leadership, and seventh for family nurse practitioner.
These rankings take into consideration faculty credentials, student engagement, student support services, and peer evaluations from deans and directors of competing schools of nursing.
GW’s steady placement in the U.S. News top 10 reflects its ongoing investment in student services, academic technologies, faculty and infrastructure improvements.
“The COVID-19 pandemic put online learning front and center last year as educators at all levels worked quickly to shift face-to-face instruction to the virtual space,” said Dean Pamela Jeffries. “Because GW Nursing has made online education a priority for years, we were prepared. Our faculty, staff and members of our Online Learning and Instructional Technology team deserve a huge thanks for their hard work—it is truly a team effort and ensures that we live up to our priority of providing quality education to our students.”
This semester, 530 students are enrolled in the M.S.N. program. The Family Nurse Practitioner is the most popular option with 358 students. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option is next with 53, followed by the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner option with 51 students, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner option with 47, the Nursing Leadership and Management option with 14, and the Nurse-Midwifery option with 7.