School of Nursing Johns Hopkins University

School of Nursing Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
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fall application deadline
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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Founded in 1889, the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses offered a program that became the national model for nursing education. The Johns Hopkins 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 a top-ranked hospital.

There are approximately 1,000 students, allowing for a low student to faculty member ratio, and the school offers several options for pursuing master's and doctoral degrees.

A Highly-Ranked Nursing School

Recognized as a leader by its peers, the School of Nursing was ranked No. 2 in the nation overall for Graduate Programs in the 2016 edition of "US News & World Report"--determined through input from deans, directors, and senior faculty members from nursing schools nationwide and factors like enrollment, financial aid, funding, and more. In specialties, the school ranks #2 in Nurse Practitioner (adult, gerontology: acute care); tied; #3 in Nurse Practitioner (family); tied; #5 in Administration; tied; #7 in Nurse Practitioner (adult, gerontology: primary care); tied; and #7 in Nurse Practitioner (pediatric: primary care), and in online graduate nursing programs, the school ranks #3.

The School of Nursing was ranked #1 Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the US by "Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees," and is first in the nation among nursing schools for National Institutes of Health funding and federal research grants.

A Variety of Ways to Earn Your Nursing Degree

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing's Master's Master's Entry into Nursing is for students who hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline and want to pursue a nursing career. The full-time graduate program emphasizes leadership, global impact, quality and safety, and evidence-based interprofessional education. The program is five semesters with fall and spring entries, and graduates will be prepared to take the nurse licensure exam (NCLEX) to become an RN. Post-graduation, students can choose to enter the workforce or continue their studies toward an advanced practice nursing specialty or doctoral degree.

The school's advanced practice and master's specialty tracks prepare students for advanced practice, management, and/or public health nursing. Options include Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Health Systems Management, Public Health Nursing, and MSN/PHD. Online and onsite options are available as well as full-time and part-time study.

Additional online programs include Prerequisites and Post-Degree Certificates in nurse education and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner study.

The doctoral programs--Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy--prepare clinical and research leaders to advance the practice of nursing and improve health locally and globally. Enrolled full-time, DNP students complete six semesters of study through online/virtual learning experiences with approximately two weeks of on-site classes. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to lead healthcare innovations and influence policy, founded on the science and theory of nursing, analytic principles, evidence-based practice, and strong leadership. PhD students complete a core curriculum, an individualized course of study, and develop the basis for a program of research. Students have the option to attend full-time or part-time. Graduates are prepared to develop and conduct scientific research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and healthcare delivery.

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

The Johns Hopkins 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' 2014 list of top Coverdell Fellows programs and No. 1 among nursing schools. 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. 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, DC, 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.

Students also have easy access to the museums and attractions of the nation's capital, as well as internship and employment opportunities with 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