What will I learn?

Through the George Washington University School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) option, students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field can pursue a professional nursing career. This 15-month, full-time path is based on-campus at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

In the Accelerated BSN program option, you learn about research and how to analyze and respond to health problems while providing exceptional patient care. You will learn to use the nursing process to support and promote health in diverse individuals, families, groups and communities.

The Accelerated BSN program gives you an opportunity to get hands-on experience at our Simulation Learning and Innovation Center before they ever set foot in a clinical setting.

As the curriculum advances, you will be placed in clinical rotations in top-rated facilities in the greater Washington, D.C., area. In these clinical rotations, you get invaluable exposure to medical and surgical nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatric nursing and community health.

The combination of traditional classroom settings, our Skills and Simulation Center, online courses and clinical rotation experiences makes the Accelerated BSN option an exceptional choice for aspiring nurses.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
USD $75,600 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020


Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC)

Innovation Hall,

45085 University Drive, Suite 303,



20147, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should apply to the George Washington University (GW) as a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or completed high school.

For international students

Bachelor's degree (in a discipline other than nursing from a regionally accredited college or university)
Preferred scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university

English Language Requirements: A minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL; OR A minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS; OR A minimum score of 61 on the PTE Academic

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About this uni

With a history dating back to 1821, the university is internationally-recognized and ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.

  • Home to over 28,000 students from over 130 countries
  • 90% of graduates employed or further study within 6 months
  • Offers students 12,000 internship opportunities
  • An extensive global alumni network of 290,000