Professional Development

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is very pleased to announce a partnership with Georgetown's School of Nursing and Health Studies to create an innovative scholarship program that will be the first of its kind in the District of Columbia. The Georgetown University Scholars at MedStar Washington Hospital Center program will expand the capacity of the school's Accelerated Second Degree BSN program and demonstrates our commitment to the practice of professional nursing at Washington Hospital Center.

In this program, college graduates who already hold a bachelor's degree or higher in another field will earn a bachelor of science in nursing from Georgetown University in only 16 months. Participants will receive a combination of academic and clinical training on both the MedStar Washington Hospital Center campus and Georgetown campus from Georgetown faculty and qualified Hospital Center staff.

The program offers an 80% tuition scholarship in exchange for a three-year commitment
to a nursing position at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The first class will begin in the fall of this year (2008) with 28 students. More than 230 nurses are projected to graduate from the program over the first three years.

This hospital-university partnership provides an innovative avenue for recruitment of nurses who have already achieved academic degrees in other fields. It sets our nursing department apart from many others and ultimately benefits the long-term supply of nurses to serve our region.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest private teaching hospital in the nation's capital. Its reputation as a leader in the delivery of quality health care, whether it is in the treatment of routine conditions or the very rare, draws patients from a 250-mile radius-making it one of the busiest hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been recognized by Solucient as One of the 10 Best Major Teaching Hospitals.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has a long standing tradition of excellence in patient care, medical education and research. We recognize the importance of medical education as an integral component of the provision of quality health care and that physicians require continuous learning throughout their careers. In support of this principle, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has designed a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and a website environment that meets the needs of physicians and other health care professionals locally, regionally and nationally.