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The power of choice defines the very best of career education. If you have already earned a non-nursing bachelor's degree, you are familiar with your unique learning style, professional goals, and scheduling needs. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing offers you two program options that can accelerate your track to nursing practice, continue your studies through a doctoral program, or provide you clinical experience as you work toward advanced practice nursing.  Meet Our Partner Institutions

As of 2014, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has discontinued the following program options:  Fall-Entry Accelerated Bachelors, BS to MSN, and BS to MSN with Paid Clinical Residency. Prospective students who hold a bachelor's degree and are not already a nurse can now apply to either the Summer-Entry Accelerated Bachelor's or Master’s Entry into Nursing programs.

Master's Entry into Nursing

Discover the people, places, and possibilities of nursing at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University health and medical campus. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and want to pursue a nursing career can enroll in a full-time graduate program to receive a Master of Science in Nursing. 

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Summer-Entry Accelerated Bachelor's

Immerse yourself in nursing at an accelerated pace in this 13-month option that begins each May and concludes in July of the following year. This intense program is for high achievers ready to roll up their sleeves full-time to build an academic foundation for their future in nursing. 

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Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University » Accelerated

A place where exceptional people discover possibilities that forever change their lives and the world.
  1. The brick wall that almost kept me from geriatric nursing

    Going into my 5th week of nursing school, I am not a person knowledgeable enough to give advice about how to get into nursing school or how to survive it. However, I did want to take this opportunity to share ... Read More »

    Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:38:26 +0000
  2. What brought you to nursing?

    For years, I enthusiastically perused the various Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing blogs, trying to capture a glimpse into the lives of the current students. I wondered if I, a right-brained musician who was abominably horrid at high school ... Read More »

    Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:37:13 +0000
  3. The Association of Student Parents: A Resource for YOU

    Student Parent…sounds sort of like an oxymoron. You see them all around but may not realize it unless you catch a peek at his iPad background image or her lucky kid-krafted bracelet.  Some may seem slightly preoccupied, but most are ... Read More »

    Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:41:21 +0000
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