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

A collage of the book cover Caring for Families in Court and a head shot of Judith Moran

Georgetown BSN Alumna Co-Authors Book About Family Court Reforms

January 11th, 2021

BSN alumna Judith DiMaio Moran of the Class of 1968, who went on to receive a JD, co-authored the book, “Caring for Families in Court: An Essential Approach to Family Justice” (Routledge 2019). She said Georgetown’s nursing program encouraged students to connect with patients to help understand their lives outside of the hospital setting. “I think Georgetown was exceptional in preparing us back in 1965 to think that way.”

A collage of a head shot of Sister Christine and the cover of her book, Crispina and her Sisters

GU Nursing Alumna, Award-Winning Author Has Spent Decades Advocating for Women

January 7th, 2021

BSN alumna Sister Christine Schenk, CSJ, of the Class of 1968, is an award-winning writer, including of the book “Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity” (Fortress 2017). “I never really expected to end up being a writer,” Schenk said about her life’s trajectory, “though I always loved the liberal arts, and it was one of the reasons I chose to apply to Georgetown.”

A collage of photos of the Class of 1953, of Mary Anne Curtis, of booklet covers and announcements, and from Reunions

Georgetown Alumna Received 3-Year Nursing Diploma in 1949 and BSN Degree in 1953 Through New ‘Supplemental Program’

January 4th, 2021

In the early 1950s, Mary Anne (Maryman) Curtis, who had already received the three-year diploma at Georgetown in 1949, decided to return to the university to complete the BSN, which she did in 1953 through the new supplemental program. “I go around [our community] and talk to people that graduated from nursing when I did. And they’ve heard of Georgetown. I just had to say, ‘Georgetown.’ They said, ‘You graduated from Georgetown?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was a hometown school,’ which it was. But it’s still got a name that people recognize.”