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

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St. Mary's Hall's west entrance surrounded by blossoming cherry trees

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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.

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Members of the Nursing Class of 1968 at Reunion


Graduates of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, like the nursing Class of 1968 pictured above at the 50th Reunion, form a lifelong connection with the school and the university.

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Recent News

  • Dr. Edilma Yearwood speaks from the podium at the NYU event.
    GU Nursing Leader, NYU Alumna Recognized by Alma Mater

    Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has earned the Estelle Osborne Recognition Award from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where she completed her master’s degree.

  • Georgetown alumna Thu Dao is conducting research in Vietnam as a Fulbright grantee.
    Georgetown Alumna Conducts C-Section Research as Fulbright Grantee

    Thu Dao (NHS’17), who majored in international health (now called global health) at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was selected for a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research on C-section rates in Vietnam.

  • Margaret Jordan and Bernardine Lacey
    Oral History Project to Shine a Light on Black History at School

    As the United States celebrates Black History Month this month, colleagues at the School of Nursing & Health Studies have been working together on an oral history of the first two African-American nursing students to graduate from the then-School of Nursing: Margaret (Hayes) Jordan, of the BSN class of 1964, and Bernardine (Mays) Lacey, of the BSN class of 1969.

  • Alexis “Lexi” Schiazza (NHS’19) is a senior human science major
    Senior Hones Skills as Laboratory Researcher, Co-Chairs Annual Conference

    Alexis “Lexi” Schiazza (NHS’19) is a human science major who currently conducts diabetes-related research in the laboratory of Blythe Shepard, PhD, assistant professor of human science. This coming April will be a busy one, a month in which she will present her honors thesis and co-chair the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.