Has anyone thought about creating a facebook group for those accepted to GMU's accelerated nursing program? I've never created a facebook group before, but I can try if others are interested.
Ammarac, I've lived in Northern Virginia my entire life so I can try to answer some of your questions. George Mason University is actually pretty close to Inova Fairfax Hospital, it's the traffic that can make it a long drive. There is a lot of traffic during rush hour in the City of Fairfax and on Route 50. I have no idea when our classes will begin or end but perhaps we will be able to avoid driving during these hours. It might be nice to live close to the school to avoid the traffic on Route 50 and Route 123/Chainbridge Road. I will be living about 5 miles away from the school. I think any place in Fairfax, Vienna or Oakton will work, but pick whatever is convenient for you and your family. I don't know much about Falls Church, but I've never thought of it as a city, for that you need to go to DC. I used to live in Vienna and volunteered at Inova Fairfax, and it was a very easy drive (during the day).
I don't know anything about buses since the only public transportation I've used is the Metro. Here is the link to Fairfax County bus route: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/schedulesmaps.htm
I think the metro bus might go to GMU and Inova Fairfax.
Let me know if you have any other questions about the area.