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.
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, 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.
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.”