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!

Recent News

  • Dr. Diane Davis stands in front of a bookshelf.
    Nursing Professor Selected as Next Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity

    Dr. Diane Davis, an assistant professor of professional nursing practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been selected as the next holder of the Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity. Georgetown parents Holly Mayer and Tom Mayer generously endowed this professorship at the school in 2002.

  • Dr. Donald Berwick portrait
    Former CMS Administrator Dr. Donald M. Berwick to Join Team of Visiting Faculty at School of Nursing & Health Studies

    Dr. Donald M. Berwick, a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is joining the Department of Health Systems Administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies as a visiting distinguished professor.

  • Carol Taylor speaks at a National Press Foundation event
    Well-Known Ethicist and Educator to Be Inducted as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

    Dr. Carol Taylor, a highly regarded ethicist and nurse educator, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in October. The professor of advanced nursing practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies says, “Preparing the next generation of health care professionals and leaders to recognize and respond to contemporary ethical challenges remains my passion.”

  • Elaine Les in front of a building and a tree
    Road Safety Is Focus of Global Health Senior’s Research Practicum in Tanzania

    This semester, Elaine Les (NHS’20), a global health major, is in Tanzania for the Department of International Health’s senior-level 12-credit research practicum abroad, an experience through which she is researching road safety. Les says, “Our senior internships abroad . . . provide us with an unmatched opportunity to gain global research experience as undergraduates. And I think that's pretty awesome.”