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. Learn more about the “Policy on Speech and Expression” (Faculty Handbook) and the “Speech and Expression Policy” (Student Affairs).
Nesreen Shahrour (NHS’23), a sophomore human science major, is active in the Georgetown University Student Association, chairing the Accessibility Policy Team. Shahrour, who enjoys undergraduate research and community service, says, “. . . I hope to attend medical school and continue my journey of serving the underserved. I also plan on continuing my involvement in research to expand my research skills and do my part in advancing and improving the health field.”
Commander Hannah (Castillo) Starnes (NHS’05), a BSN alumna who received a certificate in international health, is a nurse in the United States Navy who serves as director for mental health at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida. On November 11, 2020, she offered the keynote address at the Georgetown University Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony, cosponsored by the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association and the Office of the President.
For the past few years, the graduate-level Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Programs at the School of Nursing & Health Studies have worked to bring a more structured focus on health equity to the curriculum.
Dr. Rosemary Sokas, professor of human science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been invited to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Respiratory Protection for the Public and Workers without Respiratory Protection Programs at their Workplace.