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. Learn more about the “Policy on Speech and Expression” (Faculty Handbook) and the “Speech and Expression Policy” (Student Affairs).
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.”
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 (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.
Last week, students in Georgetown’s master’s program in global health had the opportunity to act as diplomats during a United Nations Security Council simulation exercise, one in which they negotiated a resolution related to COVID-19.