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

Human Science Major Chairs GU Student Association’s Accessibility Policy Team

November 19th, 2020

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 Starnes in her Navy uniform in front of a U.S. flag and a U.S. Navy flag

BSN Alumna and U.S. Navy Commander to Keynote GU Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11th, 2020

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.

Dr. Rosemary Sokas in an official portrait-style photo.

Human Science Professor to Serve on NASEM Committee on Respiratory Protection

November 6th, 2020

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.