About Us

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies is a values-based organization that educates the health workforce and advances practice, research, and scholarship, with a strong focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity around the globe. The multidisciplinary school houses energizing academic degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Fun Facts

1903: Founding year as the Georgetown University Hospital Training School for Nurses

1906: First graduating class of the three-year diploma program

2000: Renamed as the School of Nursing & Health Studies to reflect new health-related academic programs

2011: Launched Georgetown's first-ever online degree-granting program

Dr. Carole Gresenz poses in front of a gray background, pictured here near the Old North Building, serves as dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies

Dr. Carole Roan Gresenz

Dr. Carole Roan Gresenz, a health economist, senior associate dean, and tenured full professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration, began service as the interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies in September 2019. A respected researcher and scholar, Gresenz currently has funding from organizations such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Gresenz collaborates with colleagues on campus and at MedStar Health. She is now working on projects related to examining early stage Alzheimer’s disease and financial well-being, aggressive versus conservative treatment of low-risk prostate cancer, the effectiveness of an innovative school-based dental care delivery model in high-need communities, and racial and ethnic differences in outcomes for common surgical conditions.

Learn more about Dr. Gresenz.

NHS Strategic Plan cover with an image of Healy Hall and the Potomac River

Strategic Plan

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


State Authorizations

Not all programs offered by the School of Nursing & Health Studies and other schools at Georgetown University are able to operate and enroll students in all states and international locations. Information by program is available here: Clinical Nurse Leader, Executive Master's in Health Systems Administration, Master's in Nursing, Post-BSN DNP, and Post-Master's DNP.


The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Master's Degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Georgetown University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Visit the list of accredited programs. The Master's in Health Systems Administration Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The Midwifery Program at Georgetown University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel: 240-485-1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme.

Compliance and ethics

Students may visit the Office of Compliance & Ethics for information on university student grievance policy and procedures, state agency contact information, and other required disclosures.

Explore information and resources related to Georgetown programs preparing students for employment in a licensed profession by visiting resources provided by the compliance office.