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!

To Applicants: Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS). As you may have read, Georgetown is planning to launch a School of Nursing and a School of Health by July 1, 2022. We expect that NHS’s current academic programs will continue on through these two new schools. We plan for the BSN, the MS in Nursing, the DNAP, and the DNP to be housed in the planned School of Nursing. We plan for the BS programs in Global Health, Health Care Management & Policy, and Human Science and the MS program in Health Systems Administration to be housed in the planned School of Health. The future organizational homes of these programs will not affect your application – admitted students will remain in the programs when the new schools are established.

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 a photograph of Isayah Henry posing with a book in front of a window and the cover of his book "Innovator's Clinic"

Health Care Management & Policy Major Writes Forthcoming Book on Innovation

April 14th, 2021

Isayah Henry (NHS’21), a senior health care management & policy major, has authored the forthcoming book, “Innovator’s Clinic: How Small Innovators Are Positioned Best to Address Healthcare’s Longest-Standing Challenges.” “Many of the venture founders I interviewed for the book are students and young professionals like many of my peers,” he said. “I want my readers to dare to think big.”

Georgetown FNP Alumna Manages COVID-19 Vaccine Site in Maryland

April 8th, 2021

Jessica Landau (G’20), a recent graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, is managing a COVID-19 vaccine site in Maryland. The Georgetown alumna, who hopes to continue focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, says, “People are so grateful to be vaccinated. We have a great team, and it is an exciting mission to be a part of,” she says.

A photo collage of, left to right, Sister Rosella Delaney, Sister Rosaline Doyle, and Sister Mary Baptisa Klein

Rediscovering Georgetown’s Women Graduates of the First Decades of the 20th Century

March 29th, 2021

As Women’s History Month comes to a close this week, learn about the religious sisters who were receiving their Georgetown degrees in the first decades of the 20th century. One of them, Sister Flavia Egan, who earned a bachelor’s degree in 1925, may be the first person to have received a degree in nursing from the university.