Welcome to the SON
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a place where exceptional people discover possibilities that forever change their lives and the world. With more than a century of established excellence in connection with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University, the School of Nursing is both connected to the past and focused on the future. We attract students and faculty from around the world to collaborate, research, and learn the best practices to advance the science and art of nursing.
Recognized as a leader by our peers, the School of Nursing was ranked No. 1 in the nation overall, along with two other schools, for Graduate Programs in the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report—compiled with input from deans, directors, and senior faculty from nursing schools nationwide. The School also ranks first nationally in Community/Public Health Nursing in the same publication, fifth in Nursing Service Administration and seventh in Family Nurse Practitioner programs.
The Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus, also known as the “four corners,” (see image) is home to the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, 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.
"Bring into the school the best possible students, provide for them the best possible instruction, instill into them a realization of their responsibilities, send them out in the profession." - Elsie M. Lawler
The quote above is etched into the exterior of the School of Nursing as a reminder that our administration, faculty, and staff continue to be committed to this philosophy.