Nursing Leadership

Georgetown University has educated more than 8,000 nurses since the founding of its nursing program in 1903. The School of Nursing & Health Studies is known for its innovative, values-based approach to education. We house leading experiential learning technology in our 4,800-square-foot O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center. Additionally, we launched Georgetown University’s first-ever online degree-granting program in 2011 – a master of science degree in nursing with several specialty options. That program currently operates in 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Alumni perform exceptionally well on licensure and certification examinations, and our nursing graduates have gone on to major leadership roles in community-based organizations, the federal government, health systems, and higher education – to name a few areas. The nursing program, housed in the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and the Department of Professional Nursing Practice, includes programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

  • The Department of Advanced Nursing Practice houses several specialities within the Master of Science Program, including Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • The Department of Professional Nurse Practice houses the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the master's-level Clinical Nurse Leader Program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

Nursing Departmental Leadership

Professor Amanda Liddle

Amanda Liddle, DrPH, RN, FAAN, assistant professor of advanced nursing practice, serves as interim chair of the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. To read her biography and contact her, please click here.

Professor Edilma Yearwood

Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, associate professor of nursing, serves as chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. To read her biography and contact her, please click here.