Welcome from the Director

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For more than 40 years, the School of Nursing at George Mason University has been setting the standard for nursing in the National Capital Region. Throughout the mid-Atlantic and around the world, a Mason nursing graduate is known for being well prepared to work in the rapidly evolving health care environment. Our students are sought after for leadership roles in hospitals, nonprofits, and government organizations. Since we are located just 15 miles from the heart of the nation's capital, our students are trained in world-class hospital settings and innovative community clinics to serve a diverse patient population.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

The George Mason University School of Nursing will be a nationally recognized center of excellence in inquiry, knowledge, and expertise. The school’s educators, clinicians, and researchers produce the next generation of nursing leaders empowered and focused on innovative responses to address the challenges of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse health care environment.

Our Mission

The School of Nursing provides an innovative, caring, and collaborative learning environment. Graduates demonstrate integrity and are prepared for interdisciplinary roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and administrators. Faculty and students contribute to the health of all populations through state-of-the-art education, service, and research.

We accomplish this mission by offering nationally recognized and accredited programs that provide our students with the skills to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community health organizations, and other health care agencies. We collaborate across the College of Health and Human Services to train our students to be transdisciplinary professionals.

Students gain practical, hands-on experience in our simulation and skills labs, and have the opportunity to educate and treat underserved, high-risk populations through our Mason and Partners (MAP) clinics. Their experience working with the culturally diverse patient population in the northern Virginia area provides them with the necessary skills to deliver health care where it’s needed the most.

Our BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and our MSN program is ranked 36 for Top Graduate Nursing Schools by US News & World Report (2015).

I encourage you to browse our website to learn about our different programs and their various formats (accelerated, traditional, online), designed to best meet the needs of our students. Discover how you can start your career in nursing or continue to advance your career. We look forward to you visiting us soon!

Carol Urban, PhD, MSN, BSN
Director, School of Nursing

Carol Urban