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

Senior Contributes to City Planning on Food Security Through Internship

March 5th, 2021

Health care management & policy major De’Ara Graves (NHS’21) has worked on food insecurity issues through her policy internship at the District of Columbia’s Food Policy Council and the student organization Students Advancing Food Equity (SAFE). The senior, who plans to continue working on this issue, said, “My experience of Georgetown thus far has been marked by meeting talented and passionate scholars and faculty.”

A black and white graduation photo from the mid-1950s with three graduates standing on Healy Lawn

Alumna Was Third Sister in Family to Attend Georgetown’s School of Nursing

March 4th, 2021

When Nancy Geatz Quinn enrolled at Georgetown, she became the third sister in her family to study nursing at the university. Her oldest sister Jeanne had graduated with the diploma in nursing in 1945, and her sister Patricia was the only student to receive the BSN in 1951. She graduated in 1955.

Madison Dyer in a portrait style photo in an outdoor setting in front of a wooden fence

Health Care Management & Policy Major Seeks to Advance Food Equity

March 3rd, 2021

Madison Dyer (NHS’22), a health care management & policy major, is president of the student organization Students Advancing Food Equity (SAFE) – an interest that began during a course she took with Professor Joan Riley. “Choosing HCMP, and the NHS in general, is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The NHS was my instant community at Georgetown,” she says.