Department of Nursing

  • DNP

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  • Bachelor's Program

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  • Master's Program

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  • Nursing Faculty

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The Department of Nursing offers undergraduate, second degree, and on-campus and online graduate nursing programs.

These programs support Georgetown University's School of Nursing & Health Studies' overall goal of preparing morally reflective health care leaders and scholars who strive to improve the health and well-being of all people with sensitivity to cultural differences and issues of justice.

Faculty Expertise

Department faculty continue to foster an innovative learning environment through research, scholarship, and teaching.

Faculty interests include environmental health, public health, the mental health of immigrant communities, clinical outcomes, nursing workforce, nursing care, maternal and child health, health disparities, acupuncture and stress, forensics, and health care quality.

Excellent Pass Rates

At the bachelor's and master's levels, students continue to exhibit excellence, often achieving a very high, if not perfect, first-time pass rate on the respective board examinations.

We invite you to peruse the Web site to find out more about nursing at Georgetown and hope you will visit us in person soon.

Alumnae Leaders

Since 1903, Georgetown's nursing program has graduated leaders.  Graduates have gone on to distinguished careers and positions of leadership in clinical and community settings, the federal government, and higher education.


  • Patricia Grady (NHS'67) directs the National Institute of Nursing Research at the NIH.
  • Eileen Brennan Ferrell (NHS'75, G'83) serves as chief nursing officer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Christine McEntee (NHS'77) serves as executive director and CEO of the American Geophysical Union.
  • Elaine (Murray) Tagliareni (NHS'70) is past president and currently a chief program officer at the National League for Nursing.
  • Maria Gomez (NHS'77) is founding president and CEO of Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care.
  • Ali Gorman (NHS'97) is a health and medicine reporter at ABC6 Action News in Philadelphia.
  • Colleen Conway-Welch (NHS'65, H'97) served as dean of Vanderbilt School of Nursing for nearly three decades.
  • Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda (NHS'02) served as a co-author of the Institute of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
  • Susan Eckert (NHS'78) is senior vice president of nursing and chief nursing executive for MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
  • Kathleen Delaney (NHS'72) served as president of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses.
  • Bernardine Lacey (NHS'69) served as founding dean of the School of Nursing at Western Michigan University.
  • Colleen Scanlon (NHS'76, H'00) serves as senior vice president for advocacy at Catholic Health Initiatives.
  • Christine Grady (NHS'74, G'93) is chief of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center’s Bioethics Department.
  • Margaret Jordan (NHS'64) is president and CEO of the Margaret Jordan Group.
  • Angela Barron McBride (NHS'62, H'93) is former dean of Indiana University School of Nursing.
  • Gail Stuart (NHS'71) is dean of the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina.
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick (NHS'66, H'90) served as dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and is current chair of the American Nurses Foundation board of trustees.