About the School of Nursing

Georgetown University School of Nursing 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. The school houses academic degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Meet the Dean: Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, RN, MSN, ANEF, FAAN

Dean Waite is a highly regarded nurse leader whose career fuses education, practice, research and community through innovative and transformative strategies.

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Our History

1903Founding year as the Georgetown University Hospital Training School for Nurses
1906First graduating class of the three-year diploma program
1972Debuts the first nurse-midwifery program in D.C., one of only 10 in the U.S.
2000Renamed the School of Nursing & Health Studies to reflect the addition of new health-related academic programs
2011Launched Georgetown’s first-ever online degree-granting program
2022Re-envisioned as the School of Nursing to provide space for growth and foster interdisciplinary and cross-school collaboration

Our Mission, Vision and Values

At its beginning in 1903, the School of Nursing focused in an intentional way on Georgetown’s Jesuit tradition. That commitment endures to the present.

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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, Justice and Anti-Racism

The School of Nursing supports an academic environment that is equitable, diverse, inclusive and respectful, and is committed to advancing racial justice through awareness and action.

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Values-Based Endowed Roles

Through transformational philanthropy, the School of Nursing houses endowed faculty roles that are geared toward values-based pursuits:

Administrative Resources and Services

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School of Nursing Leadership

School of Nursing Faculty

Programmatic Accreditations

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.

State Authorizations

Not all programs offered by the School of Nursing 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 LeaderMaster’s in NursingPost-BSN DNP, and Post-Master’s DNP.

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