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.
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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.
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.
Georgetown BSN alumna Kathy (Rawlings) Mucci of the Class of 1985 is assistant vice president of perioperative services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She discusses her Georgetown education, her career path, and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic. About returning to Georgetown in 2019, she said, “I feel like I’ve come full circle, back home.”
Catherine Zolbrod Freeman (NHS’17) and Moira Redmond (NHS’17) have been working together to care for adult patients with COVID-19 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Freeman and Redmond usually practice as registered nurses with pediatric patients, but have refocused their work during the pandemic.
Rachael Crowe (DNP’20), a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) student at Georgetown, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in acute care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As a part of the hospital’s pandemic response, she has refocused her responsibilities and begun working in the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Center.