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.
Since mid-March, Arielle Tango (G’21), a master’s-degree student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and a sergeant in the Florida National Guard, has been working on the COVID-19 response in South Florida.
Tomorrow, Safiullah Rauf (NHS’21), a junior in the human science major and an expeditionary medical facility corpsman in the U.S. Navy Reserve, will travel to New York to provide medical relief on the USNS Comfort.
Emily Graul (NHS’20), a global health major, conducted epidemiological research on the dengue virus while completing the Department of International Health’s 12-credit research practicum abroad at World Health Organization offices in the Philippines. After Georgetown, she will pursue a master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and plans to apply to medical school.
A Georgetown nursing alumna’s saved admissions letters, from August 1948, to the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing prompted an interesting look at women students in the College back then. Also how did two religious sisters receive a B.S. at GU in the mid-1920s?