With a full-time clinical coordinator and preceptor partners around the D.C. area, students have guaranteed access to a high-quality, world-class clinical education. The Conway School of Nursing is guided by the “Trilogy Model” of nursing grounded in three life-affirming principles:

Human Dignity

We recognize the immeasurable value of every person.  It is our privilege to serve individuals at their most vulnerable and accompany them on their journey in health and illness, from the beginning of life until its natural end.

Human Freedom

We cherish the freedom to exercise one’s conscience.  Graduates of the Conway School of Nursing are prepared as moral leaders in healthcare, guided by faith and ethics and supported by a worldwide community of faith.

Human Flourishing

We believe in each individual’s life-long journey to achieve the good.  Conway Graduates have a calling to caring with the understanding that promoting the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, is the foundation for a happy life in nursing.

  • All courses are synchronous online, meaning that you always are learning in a live classroom with an instructor and other students from all over the world. We have been teaching in this modality for 5+ years (long before COVID) and have a track-record of experience and excellence.
  • Class sizes are kept small to maximize participation for each student. 
  • NURS 310: Pharmacology - 3.00 Credits

    This baccalaureate nursing course focuses on the pharmacologic treatment of diseases covered in pathophysiology. Both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities will be discussed. Pharmacology is designed to bridge the gap between the basic sciences and the clinical practice of nursing. The course expands beyond knowledge and comprehension of concepts studied in chemistry, microbiology, and human anatomy and physiology to emphasize analysis and application of that knowledge to the study of disease processes and their pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management for individuals across the lifespan.  
  • NURS 371: Pathophysiology - 4.00 Credits

    This baccalaureate nursing pathophysiology course introduces the pre-clinical nursing student to human disease states and their clinical management.  It is designed to assist students in applying knowledge from human anatomy and physiology to the study of adaptive and maladaptive responses to alterations in health.
  • NURS 403: Introduction to Nursing Research - 3.00 Credits

    The focus of this course is on the basic elements of the research process, and the application of evidence to clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on each step of the research process, the characteristics of ethical, scientific, and critical examination of research.  Participants will compare quantitative and qualitative approaches to research and will examine the strengths and limitations of various research designs.
  • NURS 603D: Interprofessional Considerations in Geriatric Care - 3.00 Credits

    Using an inter professional team approach, this course addresses case-based geriatric care issues and examines the evidence that supports the link between the use of interprofessional team approaches and markers of safe, high quality care and patient outcomes in the older adult population. The purpose of this course is to develop interprofessional collaborative practice core competencies, develop and refine advanced practice skills in the care of the older adult. These goals will be built upon the acquisition of basic knowledge of the process of normal aging, the understanding of normal aging and pathology, the skillful and appropriate approach to the older adult, assessment of function and comprehension of the unique care needs of this vulnerable population.
  • NURS 663D: Healthcare Policy, Organization and Finance - 3.00 Credits

    This course focuses on an evidence-based critical examination of the policies that shape the delivery and financing of health care, from international, national, and state perspectives. Emphasis is on the role of key stakeholders who influence health care policy including government, consumers, providers and payers.
  • NURS 802D - Bioethics - 3.00 Credits

    This graduate course in nursing bioethics will assist students to examine the principles that govern ethical decision making in health care and reflect on the nature of nursing as a profession and the practice of nursing.  Students will analyze ethical issues that might be presented to an institutional review board (IRB) or a hospital ethics committee in light of nursing practice, health care, and ethical principles
  • NURS 877D: Informatics - 3.00 Credits

    This graduate course in nursing introduces the use of information and communication technologies for management of patient care and systems of care and provides students with the opportunity to research the development and implementation of information technology and to evaluate outcomes.

    Students will examine the development and application of health informatics, information technology and communication technology tools on outcomes of care, health systems, program evaluation, and quality and safety improvement.  Students will also demonstrate the ability to use and evaluate data extracted from healthcare information systems and databases. Finally, students will evaluate Internet resources and electronic health information for credibility, validity and usefulness of data, for informing healthcare providers and consumers.