Research, Learning, and Community

The School of Nursing & Health Studies illuminates Georgetown's Catholic, Jesuit identity through efforts to promote health equity and better the population's health. As a part of this work, the school creates robust experiential learning opportunities, houses diverse research and scholarly efforts, and supports community-based collaborations.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, through exciting educational opportunities and vibrant research and scholarly endeavors, seeks to promote health equity and improve the health of the population in our local community, across the nation, and around the world.

Research and Scholarly Environment

Research and scholarship are woven throughout the fabric of the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Faculty members are principal investigators on grant awards from the federal government and other sources, and students have the opportunity to conduct research, present their findings, and publish their scholarship.

Some highlights . . .

Learning Environment

Founded in 1903 as the university’s nursing program, the school has more than 115 years of experience in combining classroom-based learning with dynamic hands-on learning experiences.

Today, “experiential learning” takes shape through thousands of clinical and internship placement sites for graduate and undergraduate students, scientific investigations in our Discovery Center, clinical skills development and refinement in our O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center, and precepted global health research practica on multiple continents.

Supporting experiential learning has been a significant priority for school leadership and the school’s advisory board.

Some highlights . . .

  • Nationally ranked graduate programs
  • Technological innovation in distance education
  • Exceptional faculty-student mentorship inside the classroom and within experiential learning activities
  • close-knit learning community
  • Excellent educational outcomescareer placement, and advanced study opportunities

Community-Based Collaborations

Because of its mission and its vast educational reach, in the nation’s capital, throughout the country, and around the globe, the School of Nursing & Health Studies takes seriously its commitment to community-based collaborations to minimize health disparities and advance health equity.

Some highlights . . .

  • Collaborations with well-established community organizations such as Mary’s Center, a community health center founded by Georgetown BSN alumna Maria Gomez
  • Service on federal bodies focused on health equity
  • Leadership in addressing health disparities in the local community through developing the report, Health Disparities in the Black Community: An Imperative for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia.
  • Housing mission-oriented centers and initiatives like the Center for Health Equity – Research, Implementation, and Teaching (CHERITH); the Population Health Initiative; and the Urban Health Collaborative.
  • School organizations like the Committee on Mission and Values and the student-led Minority Health Initiative Council that develop and support ongoing mission-oriented work