Dr. Jane Georges

Jane Georges
Phone: (619) 260-4566
Office: Hahn School of Nursing 211

Dean and Professor

  • University of Washington - Ph.D
  • University of California, San Francisco – BSN and MS
  • Santa Clara University - BA

Dr. Jane Georges became the fourth Dean of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science on July 1, 2018.

Dean Georges joined the Hahn School of Nursing in 1996. She has a deep commitment to the School and to the promotion of excellence in nursing. She played a leadership role in the development of the School’s major programs, including the PhD in Nursing Science, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing programs.

Dean Georges was an NIH pre-doctoral fellow at the Women’s Health Center at the University of Washington. Following her PhD, she was an NIH post-doctoral fellow in psychophysiological nursing research. She has an accomplished record of research and publication in the areas of palliative and end of life care. She has authored numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters with a specific focus on suffering and compassion. Her philosophical work in these areas is recognized internationally and utilized as a model in doctoral programs in nursing globally.

Dean Georges holds a PhD in nursing science from the University of Washington School of Nursing, as well as BSN and MS degrees from the University of California, San Francisco. Her nursing career builds upon a degree in Liberal Arts from the Jesuit Santa Clara University, which has informed her scholarship in the Catholic intellectual tradition of social justice.

In her role as Dean, Dr. Georges is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Dean Georges is committed to fulfilling Envisioning 2024 for the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Since its inception, the School has focused on the elimination of health disparities and the provision of health equity to marginalized populations. Congruent with USD’s identity as an engaged, contemporary Catholic university, the School will continue to grow as an anchor institution for preparing nurse clinicians and researchers who practice change making. The Hahn School of Nursing consistently receives national recognition for academic excellence, and Dean Georges is proud to be part of the team of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to enhancing access to health care in a diverse community.

Areas of Expertise

Long Term Illness and End of Life