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By Rebecca Sheir

A high demand for nursing degrees is prompting The George Washington University to form a new School of Nursing. The school will start the new academic year with approximately 400 students.

The University says its seen a spike in applications for GW's existing bachelor's degree in nursing, as health-care reform and an aging population are upping the demand for nurses.

The new GW School of Nursing will offer a master's of science degree in nursing a doctorate degree in nursing practice and a second bachelor's of science degree in nursing. These programs have been part of the Department of Nursing Education and resided within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Now they'll exist as a stand-alone school.

Students will attend classes at both the university's main campus in Foggy Bottom, and at its campus in Loudoun County, Virginia, which includes a new simulation lab.

The university says the new school already has 30 faculty members and expects to hire more.

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