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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. 

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. 

Start Your New Adventure

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. 

Fast Track Your Career

Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University » Accelerated

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  1. Wearing G.O.W.N.S.


    “Wearing G.O.W.N.S.”: A personal story of growth translated into a congratulatory message to the ABSN Fall Class of 2014!

    by Mrs. Taiwo “tia” Ajao BSN, MPH

    “It all began on a late morning at a doctor’s office. Now ... Read More »

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:44:25 +0000
  2. Your Story Here

    The Clifton Thornton story is pretty typical of how things work here at SON Marketing and Communications, or MarCom.

    He’s at the School of Nursing. He shines brightly among his peers. We hear about him. He’s gone. (Just swap in “she” ... Read More »

    Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:13:50 +0000
  3. Keepers of Our Brethren: A Response to the Ebola Crisis

    On October 20, 2014 when the World Health Organization declared my country Nigeria Ebola-free, I couldn’t help but imagine my people dancing through the streets victorious like bakers juggling fresh loaves of bread through the slums full of hungry people. ... Read More »

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:20:14 +0000
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