School of Nursing

Our Foundational Principles 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.

Statement of Purpose

The School of Nursing advances the overall mission of Georgetown University by providing  student-centered, values-based education, and generating knowledge through research.  The school is grounded in a social justice framework and committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. It promotes the health and well-being of all individuals and communities through research, scholarship, advocacy, community engagement, and service. These imperatives are supported through the preparation of holistic, morally reflective clinicians and leaders across nursing roles.

Values Based Endowed Roles

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

The Spirit of Georgetown

As a Jesuit institution, Georgetown is grounded in a nearly 500-year old educational tradition inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Today, as a consequence of this long tradition, we can identify a number of characteristics or values that inspirit our University and that are referred to in the University mission statement, institutional documents, and iconography.