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!

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan defined a Mission, Vision, and Values Statement, as well as outlined goals for the future.

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Annual Report

Learn more about the 2018-2019 academic year.

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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. 

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

Head shots, left to right, of Dr. Laura Anderko and Dr. Peggy Slota

Children’s Health and Environment Center Receives Renewed Funding

February 6th, 2020

Close to $1 million in new funding will support the ongoing work of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, which is housed at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Dr. Laura Anderko (left) and Dr. Peggy Slota co-direct the center.

Dr. Edilma Yearwood speaks at the podium during a Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

Georgetown Nursing Leader Receives Federal Grant from Health Resources and Services Administration

February 5th, 2020

Dr. Edilma Yearwood, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has received a five-year grant award, totaling nearly $250,000, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yearwood serves as the principal investigator on the new award, “Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program,” which is a collaborative endeavor with partners at Children’s National, Georgetown, and Mary’s Center.

A collage of photos and text celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Minority Health Initiative Council

Minority Health Initiative Council at School of Nursing & Health Studies Celebrates 10th Anniversary

February 4th, 2020

The Minority Health Initiative Council at the School of Nursing & Health Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary this winter. Formed during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day reflection a decade ago, the student-led organization has flourished, supporting its mission to “facilitate access and support for minority students within the school” and to promote “the importance of optimal health to minorities . . . in an effort to reduce health disparities.”