The Conway School of Nursing is committed to preparing innovative researchers and compassionate clinicians to meet the increasingly complex challenges of modern health care delivery, equipping them to become leaders in their fields, each armed with a mind for science and a passion for service.
We are small and mighty. More than 20 percent of our faculty are Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, and 35 percent are Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Our students are prepared to succeed: The District of Columbia Board of Nursing reports that an extraordinary 99% of our Class of 2018 BSN graduates passed the NCLEX-RN exam on their first attempt and we are on-track for this metric for the Class of 2019. Our nurses are also prepared to lead. The current President of Mt. Carmel College and the Executive Vice President of the Children’s National Health System are both nursing alumnae, for example, and an amazing five Chiefs of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps have been graduates of the Conway School of Nursing.
We know we can do more for the profession, our community, and our country. Estimates project that by 2025 the U.S. will face a shortfall of over one million nurses — a devastating gap in the nation’s ability to deliver effective health care to all its people. With our school’s distinguished leadership, superb faculty, and reputation for excellence, all reinforced by generous support from donors to Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University, The Conway School will be uniquely positioned to address this critical need with expertly educated practitioners in all areas of nursing. Our priorities within this Campaign are:
A New Home for Nursing Education
Housed in a superlative new facility, the Conway School will have the capacity to double its enrollment in the next 5 years, leading the nation in the evolution of 21st-century nursing education.
New Merit Scholarships
Enhanced merit scholarship funding will empower the Conway School to attract and retain a diverse community of nursing candidates who excel in the classroom, clinical, and policy arenas. This goal includes the elite Conway Nursing Scholars Program and additional need-based scholarship aid the Campaign will help to build.
Four New Faculty Positions
The Conway School will recruit teacher-investigators of national stature, with the skills to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students and garner extramural funding for research that advances the nursing profession.