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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the deadlines for admission and financial aid?
A comprehensive chart exists with all deadlines. Deadlines are also located on each program webpage. View deadlines
Do you offer a traditional nursing program?
We don’t offer a traditional nursing program allowing students to transfer to JHUSON after completing two years of undergraduate study. The program we offer is a 13 month accelerated BS in Nursing. It’s designed for students who have already earned a non-nursing bachelor's degree and are looking for an accelerated path towards the bachelor’s degree in nursing. We also offer a Master Entry into Nursing degree for non-nurses. This program enrolls students in the fall and spring semesters.
Can I apply for both the Summer Accelerated Program and the Master's Entry into Nursing Program to increase my chances for acceptance?
You should apply to one entry date. Applying to both will not increase your chances of acceptance.
Are research opportunities available?
The School of Nursing is proud to be a national leader in research. Ranked fourth in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the School receives more than $8.5 million in total research funding per year. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to contribute to Hopkins research projects by working alongside experienced faculty members. There are additional opportunities to earn elective credit and to conduct research while studying abroad.
What kind of international experiences are available?
Student Leadership Rotations: Each year, a handful of students travel abroad to complete the final 200-hour clinical rotation required to receive their degree.
Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT): Top-notch students from populations that experience health disparities, economic disadvantage, or under representation in health research career fields may travel abroad for research training. Students work with faculty members to gain experience in literature review, data collection, research methodologies, writing results, and presenting at research conferences.
What is the class size and faculty-to-student ratio?
Incoming classes are divided into two sections of approximately 75 students for lecture classes. The ratio for clinical is one instructor to six or seven students, and for labs, slightly smaller.
Where are the majority of clinical placements?
Most clinical sites are in the Baltimore and surrounding areas. Current clinical sites include: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins at Bayview, Mercy Medical Center, Sinai Hospital, Maryland General, Union Memorial, Holy Cross in Bethesda, MD, among many others.
Can I choose my clinical sites?
For your first semester of the Accelerated BS program, you will be assigned a clinical placement. After your first semester you are able to register for clinical sites, however there is no guarantee that you will receive your top choice as groups are small and consist of 6-8 students.
Do I need a car?
Yes, we expect all students to have reliable transportation to all assigned clinical sites.
Does the University provide disability accommodations
Yes. Once a student is admitted and prior to their enrollment at the School of Nursing, they should submit a comprehensive evaluation indicating the diagnosed disability as well as the recommendation for reasonable accommodations.
This document should be submitted to Nancy Griffin, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
Where do nursing students live?
Since on-campus housing is not available at JHUSON, students are responsible for locating a place to live. Many students elect to live at 929 Apartments, which is in walking distance to the School. The 929 Apartment provides both furnished and unfurnished apartments, along with many amenities such as a rooftop garden terrace, WiFi and a fitness center.
Many students also live in the Charles Village area, a neighborhood near the Hopkins Homewood campus. Charles Village is only 10-15 minutes away from the JHUSON, and is accessible to the JHU free shuttle. Other popular neighborhoods include Mt. Vernon, Butchers Hill, Fells Point, Patterson Park and Canton.
How safe is the East Baltimore campus and is it safe to walk/drive to campus?
The School of Nursing is located just east of downtown Baltimore and is surrounded by several neighborhoods with a diverse history and culture, including Fell's Point, Butcher's Hill, and Middle East.
One of the most notable features of the area surrounding the hospital and schools is the large number of abandoned row homes. This is a reflection of both the poverty of East Baltimore, as well as new development and construction.
As in any large city, you have to make smart choices regarding your own safety. Hopkins security officials recommend not leaving any valuables in your car, and parking on the street in the surrounding neighborhoods is discouraged.
An escort service is provided for students and staff in the evenings to move around the campus. If you choose to live close to campus and walk to school, try to walk in groups with other students. Instead of driving to campus, take advantage of the free shuttle services that Johns Hopkins offers.
Does Johns Hopkins offer any transfer, BS completion, RN-BS or traditional 4 year undergraduate programs?
No, we currently do not offer these programs. Our BS programs are designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another discipline and are interested in an accelerated Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing.
Is there a time limit on prerequisites?
The only prerequisite that must be completed in a certain time frame is Anatomy and Physiology, which must have been completed within the past 5 years.
Do my prerequisites need to be completed by the time I apply?
You are not required to have the prerequisites completed at the time you submit your application. However, they must be completed by the time the program starts. The Admissions Committee can accept someone who still has courses pending with the condition that they complete all pending courses with a B or better.
Where can I take my prerequisite classes for the Accelerated BS and Master's Entry into Nursing programs?
We accept courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities and also offer the prerequisite courses online at Hopkins.
Do you require the GRE's?
Where do I send supplemental application materials?
You can send any supplemental application materials to the Office of Admissions, 525 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205.
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