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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing: Profile

Why Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing stands alongside the top-ranked Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, offering an unmatched interprofessional environment to students and faculty. It is a place to make an impact, locally and globally.

Established in 1889, the school is a recognised leader among its peers and holds #1 rank for graduate programs in the United States in U.S. News & World Report’s survey for 2019. It was named the Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the U.S. by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. It is #1 among nursing schools for Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health funding combined. More than 40 per cent of its faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, and 95 per cent of full-time faculty have doctoral degrees.

As for the student body, more than 29 percent come to the school from racial or ethnic minority groups, and more than 10 percent are male.

The school is home to the nation’s first Paul D. Coverdell (Peace Corps) Fellows Program in Nursing and remains a magnet for those who have volunteered abroad.

In the clinical portions of their course work, students gain valuable experience at a number of hospitals and community centres. Student opportunities for international placements vary yearly based on our partner institutions’ availability. In the past, students have travelled to the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the Philippines, Haiti, Guatemala, and St. Croix.


East Baltimore, MD, buzzes with activity from a Johns Hopkins-led revitalization effort that is not only adding to its own campus but building affordable housing, restaurants, urban green spaces, innovation hubs, and a Hopkins-affiliated public school, the neighbourhood’s first new school in a generation.

A dense, multinational population of students, nurses, physicians, and post-docs creates a stimulating environment in which to grow as a health care provider, collaborator, and leader. Within walking distance are the nightlife, historic buildings, and welcoming, quirky populations of the city’s most distinctive urban and waterfront neighbourhoods.

Downtown Baltimore’s blend of visual and performing arts, sports, and restaurants is minutes away by car, bus, subway, or taxi.


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing offers a wide range of academic programs tailored to students’ specialised needs, interests, and strengths.

Visit nursing.jhu.edu/studyabroad to view a full listing of the school’s program offerings.

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and are considering a career in nursing will want to enrol full-time in the MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice program from a top-ranked Graduate School in Nursing.

Whether you are considering nursing or another healthcare profession, we also offer convenient and affordable 10-week instructor-led online prerequisites with virtual labs.  Visit nursing.jhu.edu/studyabroad for more information.

We also offer advanced degrees for nursing. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) programs prepare clinical and research leaders respectively to advance the practice of nursing and improve health locally and globally.

Visit nursing.jhu.edu/studyabroad for more information.


Application requirements vary by program. Visit nursing.jhu.edu/studyabroad to review specific program information and admissions requirements.




Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Phone: 410-955-7548
Fax: 410-614-7086
E-mail: jhuson@jhu.edu
Website: nursing.jhu.edu