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, and includes special emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.


The Georgetown University School of Nursing, an inclusive, diverse academic community, excels in innovative and values-based education, leadership, practice, research, scholarship, and service. In the Jesuit tradition, we are committed to the formation of ethical, empathetic, and transformational nursing leaders who are committed to lifelong learning, shared decision-making, and individual and community self-determination. Within this just culture of reciprocal accountability, trust, and respect, the school advances health and health equity in partnership with individuals, families, and communities.


Georgetown University School of Nursing will be nationally recognized as a leading educational institution in nursing that creates and develops nurses to advance social justice, dismantle oppressive conditions, promote health equity for all, and shape the future of nursing. This will be achieved through the pursuit of excellence, innovation, critical consciousness and leadership in education, practice, research, scholarship, and service.


Georgetown University School of Nursing (GUSON) commits to Jesuit values which guide our approach in all that we do. Our values bind us culturally and permeate our strategic initiatives. They are the defining traits of the Georgetown University community. Explore the Spirit of Georgetown.

Culture of Excellence

Contemplation in Action

Cura Personalis

Cura Communitas

Diversity and Belonging

Justice and Advocacy

People for Others

Principled Leadership

Care for our Common Home

Approved by the Georgetown University School of Nursing Executive Faculty on April 11, 2024.

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

The School of Nursing works to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, justice and anti-racism.

Learn More About Our Commitment to These Principles