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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Motto Vigilando (Latin)
Motto in English Forever Watchful[1]
Established 1889
Type Private
Dean Martha N. Hill[2]
Academic staff 230 (70 full-time, 160 part-time)[3]
Students 746 (396 Baccalaureate, 227 Master's, 33 Post-Master's, 35 DNP and 26 PhD)[3]
Location Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Campus Urban
The JHMI Campus Logo

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) is part of the Johns Hopkins University located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Established in 1889, it is one of the nation’s oldest and schools for nursing education, ranking 1st in the nation.[4] It is also among the top recipients of nursing research funding from the National Institutes of Health.[3] The school's mission is to provide leadership to improve health care and advance the nursing profession through education, research, practice, and service.[5]


  • Origins 1
  • Location 2
  • Programs 3
    • Pre-Licensure Program Options 3.1
    • Master of Science in Nursing Program Options 3.2
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice 3.3
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing 3.4
  • Reputation and Ranking 4
  • Distinguished Alumni in Nursing History 5
  • Publications 6
  • External links 7
  • References 8


The founder

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  2. ^ "Dean's Message | School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
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  5. ^ "Mission & Goals | Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  6. ^ History of the School of Nursing
  7. ^ "About Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing". Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing". Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Peace Corps Fellows Nursing Program Nearly Doubles". AScribe Medicine News Service. 2005-12-19. 
  11. ^ - Press Release Distribution (2008-08-22). "Press Release Distribution - PR Agency". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  12. ^ Peace Corps. "Johns Hopkins University â€" School of Nursing | Coverdell Fellows | Peace Corps". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  13. ^ "Nursing". Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  14. ^ "Best Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community Public Health Programs | Top Nursing Schools | US News Best Graduate Schools". 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  15. ^ "Best Nursing Service Administration Programs | Top Nursing Schools | US News Best Graduate Schools". 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  16. ^ "Maryland Board of Nursing - First Time NCLEX-RN Candidate Performance". 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  17. ^ "Community Health Nursing". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  18. ^ "U.S. News & World Report:Best Hospitals 2010-11: The Honor Roll". U.S. News & World Report. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 


  • Official Website
  • Johns Hopkins Nursing Blogs
  • Historical Highlights
  • Historical Foundations

External links

  • Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
  • Hopkins Nursing e-News
  • The Daily SON


Distinguished Alumni in Nursing History

The School of Nursing is associated with nursing practice at the Johns Hopkins Hospital which was ranked as the top hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.[18]

The school has 4 clinics in Baltimore (Lillian Wald Community Health Nursing Center, Clinic at House of Ruth Shelter for Abused Women, Clinic at St. Bernardine's School and the Clinic at Hillside Park Apartments) that reach out to underrepresented communities giving over 12,000 volunteer hours annually and conducting 40 different community-based service programs.[17]

Overall, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing ranks #1 nationally among peer institutions according to U.S. News & World Report.[4] The school ranks #2 in Community Health[14] and #7 in Nursing Service Administration.[15] The school ranks #6 among nursing schools for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, receiving approximately $7 million per year.[3] Nearly 95% of the school's baccalaureate graduates pass the NCLEX on their first try.[16] Amongst the faculty, over one-third are ranked as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.[3]

Reputation and Ranking

The school has four research centers (Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Center for Nursing Research and Sponsored Projects, Center for Collaborative Intervention Research and the Center on Health Disparities Research)[9] and also offers Interdisciplinary Fellowship research on violence, pain, and health disparities in underserved populations, as well as research focused on cardiovascular health prevention and risk reduction, care at end of life, community-based health promotion, health disparities, interpersonal violence, maternal-child health, psychoneuroimmunology, and symptom management areas.[3] The school is also home to the country’s first and only Peace Corps Fellows Program in nursing.[10][11][12] The school offers a special program for Arts and Science College students to transfer after two years.[13]

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master of Science in Nursing Program Options

  • Summer-Entry Accelerated (13.5 months)
  • Master's Entry into Nursing (21 months)

Pre-Licensure Program Options

The School of Nursing offers a variety of programs from accelerated bachelor's degree to Master's, DNP and PhD programs, online options, post-degree opportunities, and nursing prerequisites.[8]


The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is located on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus along with the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. It is one of the few campuses in the world where highly ranked schools of nursing, medicine, and public health are adjacent to one another and within steps of a top-ranked hospital.[7]



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