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.
Julia Gasior (NHS’20) majors in health care management & policy (HCMP) at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Her internships have focused on drug addiction and policy, and she hopes to direct her future career as a physician toward primary care, psychiatry, public health, and urban health.
Sara Rotenberg (NHS’20), a senior global health major committed to creating an equitable world for people with disabilities, has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholarship recipient from Canada. She is the first Rhodes recipient from the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
Marelyn Perez-Badillo (NHS’21) is a junior human science major who is pursuing the pre-med curriculum. At Georgetown, she has developed her skills in research through a study abroad opportunity in Argentina and has spent her time working on various social justice efforts, including co-leading, this year, the NHS Minority Health Initiative Council.
Georgetown BSN alumna Dr. Patricia Grady (NHS’66), who is serving as the senior advisor for nursing at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, received the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership from Villanova University. Grady is director emerita of the National Institute of Nursing Research.