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This online option is designed for recent ADN graduates and experienced ADN nurses. It incorporates the completion of specified courses which lead to the completion of both the BSN and MSN degrees. Four fields of study are offered: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Coaching and Leadership, Nurse-Midwifery (which is taught in partnership with Shenandoah University).
RN – BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Are you an experienced nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a recent ADN graduate? Are you considering earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)? If so, and you are a licensed registered nurse (RN), this option may be right for you!
RN – BSN Residency
This option is specifically designed for nurses who recently graduated from NOVA and are starting their first job as a registered nurse (RN). As a “resident,” nurses will enroll in the GW School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program via the school’s online 15-month RN-BSN pathway, while working as an RN at GW Hospital.


Nursing Education Certificate (post-MSN opportunity)
Do you want to advance your skills in education and training in the nursing profession and care delivery settings, such as classrooms, clinics, simulation sites, laboratories, and other learning environments? Our unique certificate is a post-MSN option offered in partnership with the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (post-MSN opportunity)
Are you interested in being a nurse practitioner who provides high quality, person-centered primary care to adolescents, adults, and the elderly? If so, this post-MSN certificate admits in the fall semester and can be completed in just three semesters and may be right for you!
Post-Graduate APRN Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner (post-MSN opportunity)
Do you want to be a nurse practitioner who promotes, maintains, and restores health to communities, families, and individuals across the life span? If so, this post-MSN certificate admits in the fall semester can be completed in six semesters and may be just what you are looking for!


Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) option provides the foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice and to become leaders in their roles as advanced practice nurses. As an AGPCNP, you will lead and shape the future of primary health care for patients across the adult age continuum. This field encompasses the care and management of the adolescent patient (starting at age 12), the adult patient, the older adult patient, and the frail elderly patient.
Family Nurse Practitioner
The Family Nurse Practitioner option prepares registered nurses for leadership in primary care to families and individuals of all ages. With a focus on delivering high-quality, patient-centered primary care, the program offers both didactic and clinical experiences that prepare nurse practitioners to care for the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health of patients, families, and communities.
The MSN Concentration in Nurse Midwifery is a collaboration of The George Washington University (GW) and Shenandoah University. Core level courses required for the MSN are completed through GW and the nurse-midwifery didactic and clinical component of the curriculum is fulfilled through Shenandoah University. The program prepares graduates as nurse-midwives who are eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
Nursing Leadership and Management
With the demand for new nurses higher than ever, many health care organizations are in need of nursing administrators. GW’s MSN: Nursing Leadership and Management was designed to prepare graduates for these upper-level positions by enhancing the depth and breadth of knowledge in management and leadership skills in the practicing clinical professional.
RN - MSN (Bridge Option)
If you are a nurse with an ADN and you have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, this may be the pathway for you. This option allows you to go straight into a master’s program via a “bridge mechanism” by taking an online Bridge Course the summer before starting the MSN program.


Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN opportunity)
As demographics change, demand for AGPCNPs is critical to meet the evolving health care needs of our population. This offering prepares you to be an expert clinician and nurse leader who makes evidence-based decisions, engages in health policy decisions, and advocates for patient safety and quality care.
Executive Leadership (post-MSN opportunity)
Nurse executives are in high demand in all sectors of health care: clinical practices, hospitals, home health agencies, senior living facilities, nursing homes, managed care centers, community clinics, and more. This specialty prepares you to lead and innovate in our nation’s complex and dynamic health care environment.
Family Nurse Practitioner (post-BSN opportunity)
Do you want to be a clinical leader who promotes, maintains, and restores health to communities, families, and individuals across the lifespan? If so, this is for you! You will learn and practice in your own community with a rigorous curriculum focused on high quality and person-centered primary care, integration of research and nursing practice, and solving real-world problems. Part-time and full-time options are offered.
Health Care Quality (post-MSN opportunity)
As the health care field increases its focus on quality, this DNP prepares practitioners to make meaningful change. This innovative DNP field of study enables you to lead and innovate to improve the safety and quality of patient care in community-based care delivery settings, health plans, policy agencies, hospitals, and other health care facilities.
Nursing Practice (DNP) (post-MSN opportunity)
Our DNP option prepares you to incorporate evidence-based practice, organizational interdisciplinary concepts, policy, and research into clinical practice and leadership; be a nurse educator; and, engage in health policy discussions and decision-making. Both part-time and full-time schedules are offered.