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  • Master’s Entry into Nursing Program
    Master's Entry--Apply for Spring Entry
    If you missed your chance to apply for fall entry into our Master’s Entry into Nursing program you're in luck. We are accepting applications for spring 2016. Still need a prereq? No problem, take them online at Hopkins.
  • Nursing Big Data
    Big Data's Bottom Line
    Nurses are key figures in turning great numbers into best practices.
  • Nursing Language Courses
    Found In Translation: There's A Word For What They Do
    Spanish class helps nurses clear barriers to care at the bedside.
  • Nursing Q&A
    Student Q&A: A Breath of Fresh Air
    Ashley Sayles is a force of nature, and we consider ourselves very lucky around here that she never became a Hurricane. We’ll let her explain…
  • Nursing PhDs Give Back
    Been There, Done That, Now PhDs Give Back
    PhD Learning Lab passes wisdom and experiences from one doctoral cohort to the next.
  • Nursing Career Services
    Your Golden Nuggets Before the End of the Rainbow: Career Services!
    From student to RN, tiaRN shares five tips she learned from Career Services to expedite your job search.

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  • PrEP Skills Building Workshop
  • May 04
  • The PrEP Skills Building Workshop will include a state of the science review of PrEP, PrEP Treatment Guidelines, how to access patient assistance programs, clinical case scenarios and much more.   Faculty from Johns Hopkins, Chase Brexton, and Baltimore City Health Department will facilitate.   The program is designed for both clinicians and administrators to help your clinic become PrEP Ready and stop HIV in our state! 

  • Faculty Candidate Laura Petri—Mock Lecture
  • May 04
  • Laura Petri, PhD, RN-BC
    Director of Nursing
    Holy Cross Hospital
    Silver Spring, MD


    "Chronic Pain Management"


    Dr. Laura Petri is Director of Nursing Practice and Education at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She received her PhD in Nursing at the University of Maryland Baltimore, where she is also adjunct faculty. Dr. Petri has devoted her career to providing quality education to develop nurses and improve nursing practice. In her current position she directs the development and implementation of nursing education initiatives, development and implementation of nursing standards, and resolution of practice concerns or issues. 


    Two key initiatives implemented by Dr. Petri are the New Graduate Residency Program and Student Immersion Program. Dr. Petri possesses a broad knowledge base in adult health and regularly works with nursing and interdisciplinary teams to implement best practices in areas such as infectious disease, pressure ulcer management, and pain management. She maintains her connection with evidence based practice and research (EBPR) as the Chair of the EBPR Council, a member of the Holy Cross Health Institutional Review Board, a reviewer of grant applications for Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI), and as a consultant for EBPR projects at the hospital.


    An avid yoga practitioner and registered instructor, Dr. Petri advocates the consideration of integrative health concepts in conjunction with traditional health care methods.

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DNP Student Wins Fulbright, Will Study Obesity Spike in S. Korea

nursing schoolLorenzo Nava, a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study a startling spike in obesity in South Korea, a nation whose traditional cuisine is pointed to as a weight-loss miracle in parts of the West....Click here to read more.

Smartphone Apps to Link South African Patients with Deadly Disease to Care
phoneAn initiative led by Associate Professor Jason Farley, in conjunction with emocha, a mobile health platform that supports applications for remote patient management, has launched a system in South Africa to link thousands of patients afflicted with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to specialized clinics for care....Click here to read more.
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report

studentU.S. News & World Report has once again named the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) as one of the top 5 accredited nursing school graduate programs in the nation, ranking it #2 in its survey for 2016. JHSON tied for the second place ranking with University of California—San Francisco. In addition, JHSON’s online graduate nursing programs were recently ranked #3 by U.S. News & World Report....Click here to read more.

Exceptional People - Exceptional Possibilities

Our Programs

We offer programs designed to fit the needs of a diverse student population. From pre-licensure programs to Master's, DNP and PhD programs, online options, and post-degree opportunities, the School of Nursing offers more nursing possibilities for more people in a variety of places, times, and formats.
  • "I wanted to have the opportunity to make an impact."
    Alison Owens, Master's
  • "Nursing isn’t just about giving meds and doing assessments. It’s the compassion and being present and listening."
    Barbara Badman, Bachelor's
  • "There are more opportunities than you can possibly ever take advantage of."
    Anthony T. Pho, Master's
Meet Our Students

Areas of Excellence

You can take the Hopkins Nurse out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the Hopkins Nurse. Our students, faculty, and staff pursue their passion for nursing in places that give them global perspective on healthcare leadership. They study and volunteer at the top-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital and in urban health clinics near the school's East Baltimore campus; conduct research at the nearby National Institutes of Health; and enhance their skills by practicing around the world.
  • Aging & Dementia Care
    Aging & Dementia Care
    In 15 years, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. And by 2040, perhaps 28 million will be 80 or older. Improving care for the elderly and defining nursing’s lead role won’t wait until then.
    Our Approach to Aging
  • Community, Global & Public Health
    Community, Global & Public Health
    The world’s health is a puzzle, with the pieces often hidden in the fabric of a culture halfway across the globe … or on the next street corner.
    Hopkins Nursing Around the Globe
  • Quality & Safety / Health Systems Management
    Quality & Safety / Health Systems Management
    Medical errors and preventable patient infections and injuries together make up the third-leading cause of death in the United States, a startling statistic.
    How We Are Keeping Patients Safe
  • Mental Health & Behavioral Interventions
    Mental Health & Behavioral Interventions
    The influx of newly insured people seeking mental healthcare puts the spotlight on a challenge that long preceded the Affordable Care Act.
    How We Are Addressing Mental Health
  • Cardiovascular, Chronic Care & Symptom Management
    Cardiovascular, Chronic Care & Symptom Management
    Heart disease and stroke remain two of the top killers of Americans and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the American Heart Association.
    Learn How We Are Turning the Tide on Cardiovascular Health

Research Centers

Our faculty-led, interdisciplinary centers strengthen a focused area of scholarship in healthcare by providing an environment to expand the knowledge base, integrate specific education and practice initiatives, and mentor new scholars.

Hopkins Nursing At-A-Glance

In many ways, Baltimore is the heart of American healthcare education and opportunity. Home to the world-class Johns Hopkins institutions, the city is the site of two rapidly developing biotechnology centers and several nationally ranked hospitals. View All Facts

Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

NLN designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education


Ranked NIH Research Funding Among Schools of Nursing

Published Manuscripts

314 Published manuscripts

Experience the Possibilities

Ready to join the Johns Hopkins family? We are always looking for exceptional people. We are ranked No. 1, along with two other schools, for our nursing graduate program by U.S. News & World Report and are among the top nursing PhD programs in the nation, according to the National Research Council. We rank sixth in the nation for faculty productivity, No. 6 among nursing schools for NIH funding, and 30% of our ranked faculty members are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.

What's Happening

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