The Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and the Department of Professional Nursing Practice work to advance the nursing profession through practice, research, teaching, scholarship, and service.

Two organizations that promote these ideals among students and faculty are the National Student Nurses Association, Georgetown Chapter, and Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Chapter.

National Student Nurses' Association, Georgetown Chapter

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association assumes responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care.  Its purpose is to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns, and to aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. All nursing students are eligible to join. Meetings and activities are held throughout the school year. 



Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Chapter

Six students from Indiana University founded Sigma Theta Tau in 1922 to develop leaders who would improve health care worldwide.  Georgetown University's Tau Chapter is dedicated to carrying out the mission of Sigma Theta International. By fostering scholarly research, leadership, and service in the nursing profession, the chapter hopes to improve health disparities around the world.  For more information on the Tau Chapter at Georgetown University, click here.  To find out more about Sigma Theta Tau International, click here.