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1889
Hospital Opens
Hospital opens
1889

Hospital opens

The Johns Hopkins Hospital opens in May.

1889
Training School for Nurses opens
Open for Nurses
1889

Open for Nurses

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses opens in October.

1889
Hampton becomes first Superintendent
First Superintendent
1889

First Superintendent

Isabel Hampton becomes the first Superintendent of Nurses and Principal.

1892
Alumnae Association formed
Alumnae Association
1892

Alumnae Association

The Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses is formed with 38 members.

1904
Nutting becomes first RN
Nutting RN
1904

Nutting RN

M. Adelaide Nutting becomes the first RN in Maryland.

1907
Nutting helps launch the American Journal of Nursing
American Journal of Nursing
1907

American Journal of Nursing

M. Adelaide Nutting helps launch the American Journal of Nursing.

1910
World War I efforts
World War 1
1910

World War 1

Hopkins Nurses expand their reach globally through their involvement with the American Red Cross and the United States Army Nursing Corps during World War I.

1926
Hampton House opens
Hampton House
1926

Hampton House

Hampton House, named for the first superintendent of the Training School, Isabel Hampton Robb, opens as a residence for nursing students.

1950
Wolf connects university
Wolf Connects to University
1950

Wolf Connects to University

Anna D. Wolf, Director from 1940-1955, forges new links with the University; major inroads toward University affiliation made for nursing training.

1959
Gertrude Jones First African American student
First African American Student
1959

First African American Student

Gertrude Jones, Hopkins Nursing's first African-American student, graduates.

1971
First Male Student Hopkins Nursing
First Male Student
1971

First Male Student

Herb Zinder and Jim Levya, Hopkins Nursing's first male students, graduate.

1973
School of Nursing Closes
JHU SON closes
1973

JHU SON closes

The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing graduates its last class and closes.

1974
School of Health Services Nursing Education program
JHU SHSNE closes
1974

JHU SHSNE closes

Johns Hopkins University School of Health Services Nursing Education program opens in 1974, offers BSN degree, and closes in 1979.

1984
School of Nursing opens
JHU SON opens
1984

JHU SON opens

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) opens as a degree-granting division of Johns Hopkins University.

1984
School Opens
School Opens
1984

School Opens

School of Nursing opens as a degree-granting division of Johns Hopkins University.

1987
Fellowships offered
Masters post doctoral offered
1987

Masters post doctoral offered

Master's and post-doctoral fellowship programs first offered.

1988
Nursing Research Program begins
Research Program Initiated
1988

Research Program Initiated

Nursing Research Program initiated at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH).

1990
Accelerated program begins
Accelerated Begins
1990

Accelerated Begins

Accelerated program begins, with students earning a BS in 13 months.

1991
Sigma Theta Tau International
Sigma Theta Tau
1991

Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society, approves a chapter at Hopkins—Nu Beta.

1992
Wald Established
Wald Established
1992

Wald Established

Wald Community Nursing Center established to serve Baltimore's uninsured.

1992
Peace Corps
Peace Corps developed
1992

Peace Corps developed

Peace Corps Fellows program developed.

1993
First Doctoral program offered
First Doctoral Program
1993

First Doctoral Program

A doctoral program is first offered, beginning with 5 students.

1994
Center for Nursing Research established
CNR Established
1994

CNR Established

Center for Nursing Research established at JHUSON to support faculty research on ways to promote health and improve delivery of health services.

1995
Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing established
Institute established
1995

Institute established

Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing established, linking education at the School of Nursing and practice at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing.

1998
Pinkard Building opens
Pinkard Opens
1998

Pinkard Opens

Anne M. Pinkard Building, the first dedicated to the education of Hopkins nurses, opens.

2002
Center on Health Disparities Research established
Center on Health Disparities Research Established
2002

Center on Health Disparities Research Established

Center on Health Disparities Research is established at the School of Nursing.

2003
Department of Nursing earns Magnet status
Magnet Status
2003

Magnet Status

The Hospital's Department of Nursing earns Magnet status, the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) highest honor.

2004
Peking Union Medical College
Peking Partnership
2004

Peking Partnership

JHUSON partners with the Peking Union Medical College to offer the first doctoral education of nurses in China.

2004
Church Home and Hospital alumni join Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association
Church Home Alumni
2004

Church Home Alumni

Nursing alumni for Church Home and Hospital join the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association.

2005
Office of Global Nursing is created at the School of Nursing
Global Nursing
2005

Global Nursing

The Office of Global Nursing is created at JHUSON to foster international initiatives.

2007
Academic departments are established at the School of Nursing
Departments Established
2007

Departments Established

Academic departments are established at JHUSON: Department of Acute and Chronic Care; Department of Community Public Health; Department of Health Systems and Outcomes.

2007
Doctor of Nursing Practice established the School of Nursing.
DNP Established
2007

DNP Established

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program established at JHUSON.

2008
Ranked 2nd U.S. News Community Health
Ranked Second
2008

Ranked Second

Ranked 2nd by U.S. News & World Report for Community Health Nursing Programs.

2008
Ranked 7th NIH Johns Hopkins Nursing
Ranked Seventh NIH
2008

Ranked Seventh NIH

Ranked 7th for NIH funding among schools of nursing in the nation.

2008
Scholarly productivity ranked
Productivity Ranked Sixth
2008

Productivity Ranked Sixth

Scholarly productivity named 6th among peer institutions.

2008
Plans underway for a building addition
Addition Campaign Launched
2008

Addition Campaign Launched

Plans underway for a building addition at the School of Nursing; fundraising campaign is launched.


The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the nursing training program both opened in 1889. In the ensuing decades, founders M. Adelaide Nutting, Isabel Hampton Robb, and Lavinia Dock established what would become the national model for nursing education.

After turning out generations of exceptional nurses, in 1983 the School of Nursing was established as the eighth division of the Johns Hopkins University—and opened its doors to students in 1984. In 1998, the School moved to a new state-of-the-art education and research building on the East Baltimore campus, the Anne M. Pinkard Building.

Today the School of Nursing continues to redefine nursing education through a unique combination of academic rigor, extraordinary nursing scholarship, and unparalleled opportunities for nursing graduates.

 

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