About NHS

Founded in 1903, the school 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.

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
Professor John T. Monahan (C’83, L’87)

Professor John T. Monahan, JD, serves as interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies. He is also senior advisor to Georgetown University’s president. A Georgetown community member for many years, he holds Georgetown academic appointments as professor of medicine, senior lecturer at Georgetown Law, and senior fellow at the McCourt School of Public Policy, and has taught courses at NHS, Georgetown Law, and the School of Foreign Service.

Learn more about Professor Monahan.

Faculty and staff gather at a farewell party for Sister Helen Scarry

Academic, Faculty, and Administrative Leadership        

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 LeaderExecutive Master’s in Health Systems AdministrationMaster’s in NursingPost-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). 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: 240-485-1802acme@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.