Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) is one of the five undergraduate schools of Georgetown University. Founded in 1903 as the School of Nursing,[1] it added three other health related majors in 1999 and appended its name to become the School of Nursing & Health Studies.[2] The school has been at the forefront of education in the health care field, offering many programs unique to America's elite institutions. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the health sciences, graduates are prepared to enter the complex fields of medicine, law, health policy, and nursing. NHS is made up of the Department of Health Systems Administration, the Department of Human Science, the Department of International Health, and the Department of Nursing.[3]

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
Seal of Georgetown University
Parent institution
Georgetown University
AffiliationRoman Catholic (Jesuit)
DeanPatricia Cloonan, PhD, RN
38°54′42.6″N 77°4′24.8″W

The Department of Human Science completed the Discovery Center in 2006. The Discovery Center includes a Basic Health Science Teaching Laboratory, a Molecular and Cell Biology Research Laboratory, a Cell Culture Room, a Preparation and Instrument Room, and a Zeiss Axiovert 200 microscope.

In 2011, the Department of Nursing launched an online nursing initiative at the graduate level. The online initiative builds upon Georgetown's on-campus graduate nursing program and is the university's first-ever online degree-granting program.[4]

NHS is home to GUS - Georgetown University Simulator - a full-body, robotic mannequin that can realistically replicate physiological conditions and symptoms and pharmacological responses. The simulator is within the O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center, which includes adult patient simulators, a pediatric patient simulator, five primary care offices, and two hospital units. The Simulation Center is used extensively for clinical education by undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs, as well as by undergraduates in the Department of Human Science.

Several graduate programs within NHS were ranked in the 2012 "America's Best Graduate Schools" edition of U.S. News & World Report. The Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked 17th,[5] the Healthcare Management Program was ranked 29th,[6] the Nurse Midwifery Program was ranked 19th,[7] and the nursing graduate program was ranked 36th.[8] The school also has an active research program.