St. Mary's Hall, tulips by White-Gravenor Hall, and blossoming trees near Healy Hall

Founded in 1903, the School of Nursing & Health Studies houses dynamic degree programs in the health sciences and aims to promote health equity and improve population health locally, nationally, and globally.

Guided by its Mission, Vision, and Values, the school offers academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our faculty comprises seasoned practitioners, researchers, scholars, and teachers. Our graduates are leaders and work in academe, the government and the military, and health systems and community-based organizations, to name a few areas.

Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program celebrate at Commencement 2018

Degree Programs

Learn more about our bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral programs, and online health prerequisite courses!

Historical records of the School of Nursing & Health Studies

Mission, Vision, and Values

Since its founding in 1903 as the Georgetown University Hospital Training School for Nurses (with a “first lecture” on the “ethics of nursing”), the school has been committed to situating its work in health care within the broader Catholic, Jesuit mission of the university. Today, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, which houses academic programs in the health sciences, continues that tradition, framing its activities with a Mission, Vision, and Values Statement.

Photo collage of students and faculty doing research, learning, and service in laboratory and community settings.

Research, Learning, and Community

Students, faculty, and staff at the School of Nursing & Health Studies create an active learning environment through energizing research endeavors, dynamic educational experiences, and community-based partnerships. This approach includes grant-funded efforts, faculty and student scholarly publications, an intentional focus on the development of undergraduate and graduate student scholarly activities, and enriching collaborations with colleagues in local, national, and global communities. Learn more about the “Policy on Speech and Expression” (Faculty Handbook) and the “Speech and Expression Policy” (Student Affairs).  

St. Mary's Hall's west entrance surrounded by blossoming cherry trees

Visiting Us

The School of Nursing & Health Studies is located in St. Mary’s Hall on Georgetown University’s campus. The address is 3700 Reservoir Road, NW.

Members of the Nursing Class of 1969 at Reunion


Graduates of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, like the nursing Class of 1969 pictured above at the 50th Reunion, form a lifelong connection with the school and the university.

Recent News

Shreyaa and Esha Venkatt in a photo collage with a Point of Light logo

Global Health Major Named George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awardee

September 4th, 2020

A first-year global health major at the School of Nursing & Health Studies and her sister are being honored with George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards for the work they have done through a community-focused organization they started. Shreyaa Venkat (NHS’24) and Esha Venkat, a high school student, cofounded the nonprofit organization NEST4US, which seeks “to work with communities to provide volunteer and leadership opportunities to make the world better through kindness.”

Lelia "Lee" Reed in a formal portrait photo with trees and plants behind her.

BSN Alumna Begins Master’s Degree in Aging & Health at Georgetown

September 1st, 2020

After receiving her BSN at Georgetown in 1979, Lelia “Lee” Reed, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., has spent many years working to promote health and wellness among older adults. On August 25, she returned to the university – virtually – to begin a master of science degree in aging & health, a step she hopes will give her a deeper understanding of what she has observed in her nursing career.

Dr. Robyn Begley in an official portrait-style photograph

Georgetown Alumna Provides Nursing Leadership with National Organizations

August 24th, 2020

Dr. Robyn (O’Neill) Begley, who earned her BSN at Georgetown in 1977, is CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the senior vice president and chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA). For her career contributions, she has been recently selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, which will occur in October.