Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
|Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing|
|Motto in English||Forever Watchful|
|Dean||Martha N. Hill|
|Academic staff||230 (70 full-time, 160 part-time)|
|Students||746 (396 Baccalaureate, 227 Master's, 33 Post-Master's, 35 DNP and 26 PhD)|
|Location||Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
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 pre-eminent schools for nursing education, ranking 1st in the nation. It is also among the top recipients of research funding in nursing from the National Institutes of Health. The school's mission is to provide leadership to improve health care and advance the nursing profession through education, research, practice, and service.
The founder Johns Hopkins' desire for a training school for female nurses was formally stated in a posthumous 1873 instruction letter to the board of trustees of the Johns Hopkins institutions. The School of Nursing in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Hospital was eventually founded in 1889 after in depth consultation with Florence Nightingale on its planning, organization, structure and curriculum.
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.
Bachelor's in Nursing Program Options
- Summer-Entry Accelerated
- Fall-Entry Accelerated
- Accelerated BS to MSN with Paid Clinical Residency
- BS to MSN
Master's in Nursing Program Options
- Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (online option available)
- Health Systems Management (online option available)
- Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist Dual Track
- Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
- Public Health Nursing
- Public Health Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Track
- Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)
- Nurse Practitioner with Public Health Nursing Focus (MSN-NP/MPH)
- MSN to PhD
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) 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[disambiguation needed], care at end of life, community-based health promotion, health disparities, interpersonal violence, maternal-child health, psychoneuroimmunology, and symptom management areas. The school is also home to the country’s first and only Peace Corps Fellows Program in nursing. The school offers a special program for Arts and Science College students to transfer after two years.
Reputation and Ranking
Overall, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing ranks #1 nationally among peer institutions according to U.S. News & World Report. The school ranks #2 in Community Health and #7 in Nursing Service Administration. The school ranks #6 among nursing schools for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, receiving approximately $7 million per year. Nearly 95% of the school's baccalaureate graduates pass the NCLEX on their first try. Amongst the faculty, over one-third are ranked as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.
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.
Distinguished Alumni in Nursing History
- Mary Adelaide Nutting (World's first professor of nursing)
- Isabel Hampton Robb (Founder of modern American nursing theory and one of the most important leaders in the history of nursing, first Dean of the School)
- Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie (First woman Colonel of the Canadian army and Matron-in-chief of the Canadian Army Medical Corps)
- Ernestine Wiedenbach (Major nursing theorist in maternity and clinical nursing)
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