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Nursing at George Washington University

If you plan to study nursing, take a look at what George Washington University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 273 students received a bachelor's degree in nursing from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Nursing section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Nursing Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate Degree in Nursing

Online Classes Are Available at GWU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, GWU does offer online courses in nursing for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

GWU Nursing Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the nursing progam at GWU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The nursing major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 59

In 2021, 168 students received their master’s degree in nursing from GWU. This makes it the #60 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 15 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #187 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of GWU Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $68,769. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 9% higher than the national average of $62,880 for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Nursing Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at George Washington University.

GWU Nursing Bachelor’s Program

82% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 273 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in nursing from GWU in 2021, 18% were men and 82% were women. The typical nursing bachelor's degree program is made up of only 13% men. So male students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 4% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its nursing bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 52
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 131
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 29

GWU Nursing Master’s Program

91% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 168 nursing majors earned their master's degree from GWU. Of these graduates, 9% were men and 91% were women.


Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from GWU, 54% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 22
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 91
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 26

GWU also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 15 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Registered Nurses 11,110 $92,350
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,580 $145,760
Nurse Practitioners 840 $109,800
Nursing Instructors and Professors 560 $153,830
Nurse Midwives 40 $95,730


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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