Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, founded in 1903, is committed to advancing health equity and population health for individuals, families, and communities in the United States and abroad. The school is home to degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, and our faculty comprises seasoned practitioners, researchers, scholars, and teachers.
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.
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 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.
Office of the Dean
To learn more about the 2018-2019 academic year, review our Annual Report.
The Strategic Plan defined a Mission, Vision, and Values Statement, as well as outlined goals for the future.
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, email@example.com, www.midwife.org/acme.
Careers at NHS
Staff positions, when open, are available by visiting the human resources website.
- AG-ACNP Faculty
- BSN/CNL Faculty
- Research Track Faculty (Department of Professional Nursing Practice)
- CNL Program Director (Department of Professional Nursing Practice)
- NM and WHNP Faculty
- Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP Program Director
- Nurse Anesthesia Program Director of Research
- Faculty Position (Department of International Health)
- Associate Professor or Professor (Department of Health Systems Administration)
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.