School of Nursing Johns Hopkins University

School of Nursing Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
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Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Founded in 1889 as the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses with a program that became the national model for nursing education, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing was officially established as a school of the university in 1984. The school is located on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus, home to the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 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 the top-ranked hospital.

The enrollment of the School of Nursing is relatively small, with approximately 477 undergraduate students and 380 students seeking graduate degrees, allowing for a low student to faculty member ratio. The school offers several options for pursuing an undergraduate nursing degree.

A Highly-Ranked Nursing School

Recognized as a leader by its peers, the School of Nursing was ranked No. 1 in the nation overall for Graduate Programs in the 2012 edition of "US News & World Report" -- compiled with input from deans, directors, and senior faculty members from nursing schools nationwide. The school also ranks 1st nationally in Community/Public Health Nursing in the same publication, 5th in Nursing Service Administration, and 7th in Family Nurse Practitioner programs.

The School of Nursing was ranked 6th in the nation for scholarly productivity by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." This ranking examines the productivity of the school's faculty members who hold PhD degrees, including book and journal articles published, federal grant dollars awarded, and honors and awards won.

The School of Nursing is 1st in the nation among nursing schools for National Institutes of Health funding, with more than 7 million dollars per year.

A Variety of Ways to Earn a Bachelor's Degree

The power of choice defines the very best of career education. If students have already earned bachelor's degrees, they are familiar with their unique learning styles, professional goals, and scheduling needs. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing offers students 4 program options that can accelerate their tracks to nursing practice, continue their studies through master's programs, or provide themselves with clinical experience as they work toward advanced practice nursing. The 13-month Summer-Entry Accelerated Program is for students who already have bachelor's degrees in other disciplines and are interested in Bachelor of Science degrees with majors in nursing. The program begins in May of each year and proceeds at an accelerated pace until graduation in July of the following year. Upon successful completion, the student receives a BS degree and is qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain licensure as a registered nurse.

The 17-month Fall-Entry Accelerated Program is for students with non-nursing bachelor's degrees who are eager to begin their nursing careers but want the flexibility of longer courses of study. The 4-semester program, which begins each fall and concludes in December of the following year, features a 4-week intersession that can meet the interests of Returned Peace Corp Volunteers and former AmeriCorps and Teach for America volunteers.

At Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, the Accelerated BS to MSN with Paid Clinical Residency program offers a unique clinical experience for dedicated students. For those who have received bachelor's degrees in non-nursing fields, this intense, 4-year program provides a fast track to BS degrees and RN licenses, followed by year-long paid clinical residencies at one of the school's partner hospitals. After the year concludes, the residency becomes full-time employment at the same hospital, while the student continues his or her MSN advanced practice nursing studies part-time.

For highly motivated students with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, the BS to MSN option at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing offers the best of both degrees. This flexible, individualized program of study ensures that the student develops the breadth of knowledge, as well as the analytic and practical skills, sought by private and public sector employers -- in the same amount of time, if not less, than receiving only a master's degree.

After selecting either of the Accelerated options for his or her bachelor's degree, a student can choose from 11 master's options to create a dual degree. Many students elect to take time off between the degree programs to gain work experience. At the School of Nursing, students define their own educational experiences.

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing established the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in 1991. The program, the first of its kind established in a school of nursing, was ranked No. 4 on the Peace Corps' 2013 list of top Coverdell Fellows programs. Volunteers who have completed their work with the Peace Corps and wish to pursue nursing degrees receive financial aid or scholarships in exchange for their participation in community outreach health programs. Depending on the outreach program, students may receive stipends for their work.

Along with their outreach service, program members must take community outreach courses which focus on underserved communities in East Baltimore. Coverdell Fellows students also participate in a diversity week celebration, sharing their stories of their Peace Corps experiences with students within the nursing school. Students in this program may also take advantage of special mentoring opportunities, leadership development activities, and Peace Corps Domestic programs.

Life in Baltimore

In many ways, Baltimore is the heart of American healthcare education and opportunity. Home to the world-class Johns Hopkins institutions, the city is the site of two rapidly developing biotechnology centers and several nationally ranked hospitals. Federal agencies and international health organizations are just an hour away in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia and New York are readily accessible.

Baltimore itself offers cultural and entertainment opportunities for students, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and Baltimore Orioles baseball.

The city is just an hour from Washington, DC, so students also have easy access to the museums and attractions of the nation's capital, as well as internship and employment opportunities with the many federal health agencies.

Location & Contact

School of Nursing

Johns Hopkins University

525 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

Dr. Patricia Davidson


Phone: 410-955-7544
Fax: 410-955-4890

Ms. Nadine Marks

Director of Admissions and Student Services

Phone: 410-955-7548
Fax: 410-614-7086

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
      Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
      Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 83
    • Doctoral Degrees 25
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 1
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 351
    • Accepted 183
    • Acceptance Rate 52
    • Enrolled 104
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0, BSN, RN license, and goal statement, letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (for PhD), minimum GPA of 3.0, BSN, RN license, goal statement, and letters of recommendation; graded writing sample (for PhD), capstone project proposal (for DNP)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesletters of recommendation, goal statement, minimum GPA of 3.0, MSN, and resume, RN license (for some certificates)
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students354
    • Female Percentage94%
    • Male Percentage6%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students354
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Full-time Percentage25%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian72%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian12%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown2%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty222
    • Full-time Percentage28%
    • Part-time Percentage72%
    • Female Percentage93%
    • Male Percentage7%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHypertension, violence, cardiovascular risk symptom management, symptom management, health disparities
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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