About NHS

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies is a dynamic academic organization dedicated to its mission, which reads, "Advancing the health and well-being of individuals and communities."

A part of Georgetown University Medical Center, NHS advances that mission in meaningful ways, including:

  • Innovative undergraduate and nationally ranked graduate programs
  • Faculty research, scholarship, and teaching initiatives
  • Core educational and research facilities such as the O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center and the Discovery Center
  • Faculty and student engagement in local, national, and global communities. 

Academic Departments

Today, the school includes five academic departments that touch upon important areas of the health and health care fields.  They are:

  • Department of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Department of Health Systems Administration
  • Department of Human Science
  • Department of International Health
  • Department of Professional Nursing Practice

Our Community

Located in St. Mary's Hall on the north side of Georgetown University's 104-acre campus, NHS is well known for its collaborative learning community that fosters close interaction among students, faculty, and staff. 

Currently, about 1,400 students are enrolled in the school's undergraduate, second degree, and graduate programs.

And throughout the school's five academic departments, there are approximately 100 full-time faculty members.

Research Portfolio

In addition, the school houses a multimillion-dollar research program.  Faculty investigators receive funding from a variety of agencies. Example of current and past funders are:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Army Research Office
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • The Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley
  • The Vitality Group
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation
  • National Vulvodynia Association
  • American Health Assistance Foundation