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Master of Science in Nursing

Master's in Nursing

The advanced practice and master's specialty tracks prepare students for advanced practice, management, and/or public health nursing. Our interdisciplinary approach provides students with the tools to address a variety of changing healthcare needs. Both full-time and part-time study are available.

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)

    The Johns Hopkins Nurse Practitioner specialty tracks couple nursing theory with evidence-based clinical experiences. Choose a track that focuses on the population of your choice: pediatric, adult-geriatric, or acutely and critically ill patients. With access to unparalleled Hopkins resources, you’ll be able to integrate the biomedical, psychological, social, and nursing aspects of care. World renowned faculty have developed curricula and clinical experiences at diverse outpatient and community sites to ensure that you’ll receive a well-rounded education in comprehensive, coordinated care. You’ll not only be well-prepared for your licensure exams, you’ll develop and apply your assessment, diagnostic, and treatment skills to improve health among your favorite patient population.

    Specialty Track Options

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)*

    Expand your nursing expertise in adult or child health with the Johns Hopkins Clinical Nurse Specialist master’s specialty track. You’ll build competencies in clinical theory and research-based nursing practice, and you’ll put your new skills to use delivering direct patient care, organizing resources while controlling costs, and educating nurses to improve healthcare delivery systems. With the program’s broad education and holistic approach, you can experience professional roles as varied as your interests—expert clinician, clinical leader, staff or academic educator, consultant, or researcher. You can also learn to manage the entire spectrum of healthcare by combining the CNS and health systems management master’s tracks.

    Specialty Track Options

    • Adult-Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Track
    • Adult-Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Track
    • Pediatric Critical CarClinical Nurse Specialist Track
    • Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist (any CNS track)

    Apply To Become A Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Health Systems Management (HSM)*

    Are you driven to improve healthcare quality and efficiency? Our master’s specialty track in health systems management provides the tools you’ll need. Developed and directed by internationally-recognized Johns Hopkins nursing faculty, the program taps nursing’s unique perspective at the front line of patient care to manage, evaluate, and improve an evolving healthcare delivery system. Grounded in evidence-based practice, the coursework and practica can be tailored to focus on management and administration, information technology, health policy, or case management/population management. Learn to manage the entire spectrum of healthcare by combining the HSM and clinical nurse specialist master’s tracks. 

    Apply To Work In Health Systems Management

  • Public Health Nursing

    Learn to improve the health of diverse, often underserved populations in community settings through one of the distinct public health offerings at Johns Hopkins. The Public Health Nursing track opens doors to leadership positions in health education, program development, consultation, and administration. The dual MPH/MSN degree offered jointly through the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health allows you to choose a nurse practitioner specialty track to deliver advanced nursing care in local and international settings, or enter the public health nursing track to guide teams in developing innovative, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate healthcare services. No matter which track you choose, Hopkins’ multidisciplinary approach builds the essential skills for a successful practice in public health.

    Specialty Track and Dual Degree Options

  • MSN/PhD

    The Johns Hopkins MSN/PhD program provides avenues for motivated students to pursue exceptional careers as nurse researchers. This intensive program prepares students as clinical nurse specialists and leaders in nursing science who conduct multidisciplinary, collaborative research that advances the discipline of nursing and healthcare quality. Develop your specialty focus through MSN studies and pursue your PhD with the advanced scientific grounding, cutting-edge research training, and rare opportunities for transdisciplinary and global health research found at the preeminent Johns Hopkins medical institutions.

    Apply To Earn You MSN/PhD

*Online and onsite options available


Founded as the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses

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