Founded by an act of Congress in 1821, George Washington University is a private, non-denominational, co-ed university located in the heart of Washington DC, mere blocks from the White House and the National Mall. GWU was originally founded to prepare students for work in government, a dream first proposed by namesake George Washington. Set in the seat of government, GWU offers students access to a wealth of resources, from the museums and institutions of Washington DC to connections in government and business for building a successful future.

The George Washington University School of Nursing has a CCNE-accredited online graduate program acclaimed by US News and World Report and offers a Master of Science in Nursing for five fields: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Research Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Quality, and Nursing Leadership and Management. Students should find their own site for clinical practicum, but the School of Nursing may provide information.

Applications for the MSN must include:

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • 250-500 word essay
  • A current R.N. license

Tuition is $691 per credit hour, ranging from 36-45 credit hours depending on the field. Financial aid is available to qualifying students, including federal student loans and various scholarships from organizations such as The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.