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The Catholic University of America is unique among universities in the United States—even among Catholic universities. And it’s not just because we're located in Washington, D.C.— a city of global significance and a place of extraordinary educational opportunity. We are a national research university in the heart of the nation's capital and we are rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Our university was founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States, with a charter from then Pope Leo XIII, to be the national university of the Catholic Church in America. For more than 130 years, we have lived out our mission to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research. Catholic University scholars in all fields embrace both reason and faith as they apply the inexhaustible resources of the Catholic intellectual tradition to solve contemporary issues and enrich the culture around us.
Conway School of Nursing
The Conway School of Nursing is regarded among the best nursing programs in the country, preparing graduates for leadership in an ever-changing, ever more critical health care environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the importance of well prepared nursing professionals. Distinguished for its commitment to the advancement of nursing science and practice through its clinically oriented research, educational initiatives focused on advancing the care of vulnerable populations, and its successful pipeline projects to increase nursing diversity, the School also instills in its graduates a commitment to lifelong learning and service. And as a student in the Conway School, you'll have greater opportunity to explore career options because of our location in Washington, D.C., and proximity to leading hospitals, research centers, think tanks, and public and private health agencies. At the Conway School of Nursing, we are raising leaders informed by science and always striving to better themselves and the lives of others.