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U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Rankings

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked the No. 2 graduate nursing school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 survey. Consistently ranked as one of the top three schools in the U.S and around the world, JHSON also earned the No. 1 spot in three specialty areas, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program retained its No. 2 ranking from 2017.

Within specialty areas, the school ranked:

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U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Rankings
  • Aging & Dementia Care
    Aging & Dementia Care
    In 15 years, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. And by 2040, perhaps 28 million will be 80 or older. Improving care for the elderly and defining nursing’s lead role won’t wait until then.
    Our Approach to Aging
  • Community, Global & Public Health
    Community, Global & Public Health
    The world’s health is a puzzle, with the pieces often hidden in the fabric of a culture halfway across the globe … or on the next street corner.
    Hopkins Nursing Around the Globe
  • Quality & Safety / Health Systems Management
    Quality & Safety / Health Systems Management
    Medical errors and preventable patient infections and injuries together make up the third-leading cause of death in the United States, a startling statistic.
    How We Are Keeping Patients Safe
  • Mental Health & Behavioral Interventions
    Mental Health & Behavioral Interventions
    The influx of newly insured people seeking mental health care puts the spotlight on a challenge that long preceded the Affordable Care Act.
    How We Are Addressing Mental Health
  • Cardiovascular, Chronic Care & Symptom Management
    Cardiovascular, Chronic Care & Symptom Management
    Heart disease and stroke remain two of the top killers of Americans and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the American Heart Association.
    Learn How We Are Turning the Tide on Cardiovascular Health
Student Volunteer Hours

12,000 Annual Student Volunteer Hours in 40 Different Community Programs

NCLEX Passing Rate

89% NCLEX Pass Rate

Faculty Hired

8 New full-time faculty hired


Research Fellowships: Violence; Pain; Psychiatric & Mental Health; Global Health; Aging; Patient Safety & Quality

Making An Impact


Addressing a gap in HIV/AIDS care by delivering education and training once reserved for physicians to nurse practitioners.


Advising schools of nursing, healthcare providers, and government agencies in the areas of curriculum and program development, research, and policy reform.


Setting a national model for home-based interventions for low-income older adults.


Leading research in prevention and gender equality, locally and abroad.


Designing a blueprint for clinical ethics in the United States.


Reducing health disparities among minority groups through interventions and practice.


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