The School of Nursing at Georgetown University builds on a 120-year tradition of excellence in nursing education at the professional, advanced practice, and doctoral levels. Our on-campus and distance-based, online nursing programs emphasize research and scholarship, are grounded in a social justice framework, and are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to nursing is infused with the Jesuit values of caring for the whole person — cura personalis — and serving the common good. 

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Education Informed by Our Mission and Values

The School of Nursing embraces the Jesuit inspired principles shared by the entire Georgetown community, which emphasize the pursuit of knowledge with a responsibility to contribute to the common good. Our curriculum is grounded in cura personalis — the care and development of the whole person.

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An Emphasis on Research and Scholarship

Research and scholarship are emphasized throughout the nursing curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many faculty members conduct research, and students have the opportunity to assist them, as well as to conduct research of their own, present their findings, and publish their scholarship.

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Opportunities to Learn by Doing

The O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center provides students with opportunities to learn clinical techniques in a realistic environment. Additional student collaborative learning spaces are available within St. Mary’s Hall, the school’s physical home.

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The Sim Lab viewed from the control booth

Explore Our Degree Programs

The School of Nursing offers degree-granting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Explore your opportunities to build your nursing career at Georgetown.

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I love the [nursing] career, because there’s nothing that you cannot do as a nurse. … I think that nurses really have to see the full humanity of people, not just within acute care, but wherever people reside.

Watch a Video Introduction to School of Nursing Dean Roberta Waite

Spotlight on Our Faculty

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Edilma L Yearwood

“We are taking nursing to a new place, one that’s more responsive to the reality of patients. We’re preparing our students to manage patients in the community as well as the hospital.”

Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Senior Advisor to the Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Anti-Racism
Kelly Thompson-Brazill

“Our students come from different areas, ranging from high-tech hospitals to rural facilities. We are really excited to be able to offer an acute care degree in places where students would not be able to get this type of education.”

Kelly A. Thompson-Brazill, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CSC, FCCM, Director, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Melicia Escobar

“I am passionate about developing robust and inclusive curricula that illuminates solutions to achieve health equity and cultivate anti-racist practices.”

Melicia Escobar, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM, Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and WHNP Programs

COVID-19 Resources

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