Celebrating National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

Nursing at Georgetown

Georgetown nursing means care of the whole person (cura personalis) and care for the community (cura communitas), advocacy, discovery through research, formation through education and mentorship, pursuit of the greater good, global citizenship, ethical exploration, and so much more.

Education and Mentorship

A crowd of people fill the room during the poster session for the Undergraduate Research Conference

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Inspired by Their Mentors, Georgetown Students Present at Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

More than 90 Georgetown students presented their research projects at the annual Georgetown Undergraduate Research Conference. Nursing professor Dr. Jane Falls-Dixon was honored with an award at the conference.

April 21, 2023

Students sit in chairs on the rooftop of St. Mary's Hall for their ceremony

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BSN Seniors Receive White Coats, Take Pledge After Pandemic Delay

Seniors in the School of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program celebrated their ceremonial first steps into their professional careers with a white coat and pledge ceremony on April 18 as faculty welcomed them to the nursing profession.

April 25, 2023

A view of the Washington Monument and other icons of the DC city skyline

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Georgetown School of Nursing Launches Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program

Georgetown University School of Nursing announces its new PhD in Nursing program, a premier doctoral program designed for individuals seeking to advance the discipline and those they serve in academic, community health, health care, policy, global and research settings.

July 1, 2022

Pursuit of Social Justice

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Nurse-Midwifery Alumna on a Mission to Improve Maternal Health in Zanzibar

Driven by the belief that women should not have to put their life at risk if they chose to become pregnant, nurse-midwifery alum Nafisa Jiddawi (M’14), FNP-C, WHNP-BC, CNM, returned to her own country of birth, Tanzania, to establish the nation’s first holistic wellness center dedicated to women’s health.

March 10, 2023

The three panelists discuss a point with GU President Jack DeGioia

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Medical Center Deans Discuss Future of Health at GU Black Alumni Summit

Closing the health-disparities gap in Black communities throughout the U.S. requires a commitment to providing an anti-racism curriculum that teaches health equity to future leaders and practitioners in health care, explained three Georgetown deans during the biennial Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit in Washington.

October 23, 2022

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School of Nursing Scholarships Support CNL Students with Academic Focus on Caring for District’s Aging Community

Georgetown University School of Nursing today announces a $300,000 gift from The Washington Home, a charitable foundation, to provide pivotal scholarship support of $25,000 in tuition assistance for 12 graduate nursing students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

July 22, 2022

Advocates for Change

A group crosses the street on Capitol Hill

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Advancing Jesuit Values Through Advocacy

Deepening their commitment to the Jesuit values of “people for others” and pursuit of social justice, graduate students from Georgetown’s Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) and WHNP programs took to Capitol Hill with a mission to advocate for babies and their parents.

April 25, 2023

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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery Students Advocate for Their Future Patients on Capitol Hill

Sixty-four Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) students from 27 states participated in 45 visits with legislators on Capitol Hill last Thursday, December 15.

December 20, 2022

Blessing of Hands Ceremony

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Incoming Nursing Dean Calls on Graduates to ‘Be Champions of Change’ at Blessing of Hands Ceremony

In her first keynote address, delivered at the 2022 Blessing of the Hands ceremony, Roberta Waite, EdD, RN, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN, dean-select of the new School of Nursing, called on the graduates to “demand the creation of systems that are truly equitable” in delivering care.

May 22, 2022

Hoyas for Others

A sign reads Give Blood Today with a large white directional arrow

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Medically Unable to Give Blood, BSN Student and Cancer Survivor Organizes Blood Drive So Others Can

Driven by a personal experience with the lifesaving power of donated blood, a senior in the School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, along with her classmates, organized a daylong blood drive at Georgetown to help save others.

April 5, 2023

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Day of Service at Food & Friends

School of Nursing and the School of Health students returned to Food & Friends for their annual Day of Service on March 27.

March 31, 2023

A group of students hold festive holiday bags filled with donated toys

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GUMC Students Focus on Giving Back This Holiday Season

In the midst of final exams and their own holiday preparations, students at the School of Health, School of Nursing and School of Medicine volunteered to spread happiness and health throughout the Georgetown community and beyond.

December 16, 2022

Celebrating 50 Years of Nursing Midwifery Education at Georgetown

Midwifery class photo

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History of Nurse-Midwifery Program Reveals a Lasting Commitment to Community Care and Political Advocacy

In its first two decades of existence, Georgetown University School of Nursing Nursing-Midwifery Program achieved remarkable success in providing perinatal care to the D.C. community and advocating for the profession of midwifery.

February 24, 2023

A newborn is cared for by a nurse in a hospital

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Changing the Perception of Midwives, One Hospital at a Time

Andrea Gekas (G’18) and Tiffany Golub (G’18), both graduates of Georgetown’s nurse-midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner (NM/WHNP) program, are working to encourage hospitals to embrace the skills of nurse midwives.

July 15, 2022

A group of individuals stand together in a hospital hallway

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Mara Evans Joins Nurse-Midwives Delegation to UAE

Mara Evans, DNP, CNM, an instructor in the nurse midwifery program at Georgetown’s School of Nursing, joined a select group of midwives from the United States in representing their profession as part of a professional exchange program to the Middle East.

December 9, 2022

Student Achievement

DNP student, Therese Kent, receiving NP of the Year Award for 2022 from Dr. Gilman

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DNP Student Honored at NIH

School of Nursing DNP student, Therese Kent, NP, a supervisor in the Critical Care Medicine Department in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, was selected as the Nurse Practitioner of the Year for 2022.

January 22, 2023

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2022-2023 Washington Home Scholarship Recipients Announced

Twelve Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) students who demonstrated an interest in using their talents to address and improve the health outcomes of underserved and aging communities in the DC area received scholarships from The Washington Home, a charitable foundation.

September 29, 2022


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Nursing and Medical Students Debate Ethical Dilemmas as Pellegrino Student Scholars

In a clinical bioethics program unique to Georgetown, a select group of nursing and medical students — known as Pellegrino Student Scholars — work closely together as they discover that practicing cura personalis includes navigating challenging ethical decisions with their patients and families.

December 9, 2022

This year's Values Based Lecture speakers

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Ministry Leaders Discuss the Importance of Contemplation at Values Based Lecture

Fr. Mark Bosco, Georgetown’s vice president for mission & ministry, and Sr. Celeste Mokrzycki, chaplain for the School of Health and School of Nursing, presented this year’s Values Based Lecture, titled “Re-energizing Our Values: Reflecting on the Spirit of Georgetown in Our New Moment.”

February 12, 2023

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Georgetown Nurse Ethicists Help Develop Ethics Toolkit for New ‘Essentials’ of American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Dr. Carol Taylor, professor of advanced nursing practice, and Dr. Sarah Vittone, assistant professor of professional nursing practice, helped develop a new 10-page ethics-related toolkit to support the new “Essentials” of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

December 7, 2021

May 8 is National Student Nurses Day

We salute all of our students, on-campus and distance-based!

Our Degree Programs

Nurses in the United States

In the U.S., as of 2021 there were:

Over 2.5 millionRegistered Nurses
Almost 36,000Nurse Anesthetists
Over 6,000Nurse Midwives
Over 211,000Nurse Practitioners

We Thank Our Clinical Partners

Washington Home

For scholarship support

MedStar Health

For a renewed focus on collaboration

Clinical Placement Partners

For making educational success possible across the country

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