Program Overview

This program option is for nursing professionals interested in improving patient care, affecting health policy and being a nursing leader. This program prepares you to incorporate evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary organizational concepts, policy and research into clinical practice and leadership.

Interested in palliative care?  You may also take our Advance Practice Palliative Care Nursing Graduate Certificate concurrently with this program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    • Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 in one of these areas: Nursing Administration, Nursing Leadership and Management, Nurse Practitioner (must be nationally certified).
    • Graduate-level inferential statistics course taken within the past five years

    A two- to three-day experience falls just prior to graduation, which occurs in mid- to late May, so you can plan to attend both.

    Restrictions

    The program currently does not accept applications from prospective students living in Louisiana.

    School Overview

    The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. This location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities GW provides to students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.

    Why GW?

    Washington, D.C., isn't just where the George Washington University (GW) is located; it's what distinguishes the connections and opportunities we provide.

    Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Our programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field. Connect with and learn from these authoritative health care leaders in programs on the forefront of industry trends.

    GW's online programs are designed to give you immediate added value within your current organization while preparing you for advancement into more specialized roles upon completion. The flexible structure of an online degree allows you to maintain your personal and professional commitments while making prominent industry connections. Gain the knowledge and skills to create positive change in our ever-evolving health care system.

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