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
The School of Nursing & Health Studies contributes to Georgetown University's Catholic, Jesuit mission and values by supporting health equity in the United States and around the world. We are proud of the way our graduates, since our first class graduated in June 1906, have advanced health and well-being for individuals and their communities. When you become a member of the tight-knit NHS family, you join a environment known for energizing classroom-based and experiential learning opportunities and careful attention to the faculty-student mentorship experience. Indeed, at NHS, the modes of academe - practice, research, scholarship, service, and teaching - aim to support the common good.
- Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN
Office of the Dean
To learn more about the 2017-2018 academic year, review our Annual Report.
The Strategic Plan defined a Mission, Vision, and Values Statement, as well as outlined goals for the future.
Careers at NHS
Staff positions, when open, are available by visiting the human resources website.
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.
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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Eduation. 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 Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.