Experiential Learning

Opportunities for “learning by doing” play a key role in the School of Nursing curriculum at all levels.

Research and Scholarship

Research and scholarship are emphasized throughout the nursing curriculum. 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.

Students at all academic levels have opportunities to pursue research projects, which they can present at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Georgetown (2022 conference pictured) or in other venues.

Explore Research at the School of Nursing See More About the Undergraduate Research Conference (School of Health website)

Simulated Learning Environments

Experiential learning takes shape at clinical and internship placement sites for graduate and undergraduate students. Distance-learning, online students are paired with preceptors who guide their learning in-person at a location near them. Students develop and refine clinical skills in the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center and off-site simulated learning environments.

Learn More About the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center

Service-Learning Opportunities

Faculty offer service-learning opportunities that allow students the chance to acquire skills and understanding as they address actual problems within a community. These experiences tap into Georgetown’s Jesuit values that emphasize service to those at the margins of society.

The Tanzania Healthcare Experiential Learning Program is a faculty-led service-learning experience for undergraduate and certain master’s level graduate nursing program students in the Kilimanjaro region of rural Tanzania, Africa. Students may assist with health assessment initiatives, health education outreach, and local health care professional development.

Learn More About the Tanzania Healthcare Experiential Learning Program Watch One Student’s Video About Her Tanzania Experience

Community-Based Collaborations

Guided by its foundational principles and facilitated by its reach in the nation’s capital and throughout the country, the School of Nursing is committed to community-based collaborations to minimize health disparities and advance health equity. (Pictured: Georgetown MS-CNL students facilitate an interprofessional experience for Briya/Mary’s Center Medical Assistant students.)