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Student Services

The Office of Student Affairs staff assists all students in all matters pertaining to student life. The staff is always available to speak with individuals or student groups. Information pertaining to admissions, program orientation, graduation, career services, student development and leadership, healthcare services, lockers, counseling, housing, parking, security, and student activities is provided for all students.


The University offers information about housing to all students. On-campus housing is not available to nursing students. The Johns Hopkins housing offices can provide you with resources to find housing in Baltimore. Learn more about housing resources.

Student Activities

Students may participate in several clubs and organizations within the School of Nursing. Students have access to all the academic and social events of the University as well as the varied clinically oriented programs. Learn more about the student groups at the School of Nursing.

Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE)

SOURCE provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities for the members of the JHU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health through community outreach and service-learning partnerships with community-based organizations. For more information, visit the website.

Student Participation in School of Nursing Governance

Each bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral class will elect a student representative to the Faculty Curriculum Committees and to the schoolwide Academic Ethics Committee. Student representatives will also participate in the School of Nursing All-School Assembly which includes School of Nursing administration, faculty, staff, and students. Depending on the needs of the school, student representatives may also be appointed to other ad hoc committees such as University search committees, Library Committee, and Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee.

Sigma Theta Tau

Nu Beta is a chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and was established at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 1992. The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau are to recognize superior achievement and the development of leadership capabilities, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing. Induction into the honor society occurs yearly. Eligibility requirements are established by the international organization. Visit the School of Nursing Nu Beta website.

Athletics and Recreation

The Denton A. Cooley Athletic Center has two convenient locations on the East Baltimore Campus. The Cooley Center includes an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, a gymnasium, circuit weight and free weight training rooms, an indoor track, basketball courts, StairMasters, rowing machines, stationary bikes, and a whirlpool. Activities include aerobic exercise classes; intramural basketball, volleyball, and soccer; tournaments in tennis, badminton, and horseshoes; lessons and classes in racquetball, squash, tennis, yoga, and nutrition; group runs and road races; fitness assessments; and individual exercise programs. Visit the Athletic Center website.

The Newton H. White Jr. Athletic Center is located on the Homewood campus and is available to all students and their families. The center offers a wide variety of activities for individuals, including intramural programs at the dormitory, fraternity, and independent levels. The Athletic Center includes a competition-sized swimming pool with separate diving pool, two gymnasiums, five squash/handball/paddleball courts, a weight-exercise room and a coed sauna, plus ping-pong table, outdoor track and six tennis courts.

Adjacent to the Athletic Center is the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, which provides the students and faculty/staff of Homewood campus and their affiliates an opportunity to work out and relieve life’s stresses in a state-of-the-art recreational facility. The Recreation Center offers a variety of services and equipment for all, including basketball, volleyball, badminton, rock climbing, squash/ racquetball, weight lifting, treadmills, bikes, cross trainers, StairMasters, martial arts, and a swimming pool. Visit the Recreation Center website

Office of International Student, Faculty and Staff Services

The Office of International Student, Faculty and Staff Services assists internationals in three primary capacities: (1) as advisors concerning immigration rules and regulations; (2) as advocates who are sensitive to the unique needs of non-immigrants; and (3) as liaisons between non-immigrants and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the U.S. Department of State, various U.S. consulates and embassies abroad, various departments/offices at JHMI, etc.

Internationals often have unique needs and require a person sensitive to those needs to be their advocate. Staff members in the Office of International Student, Faculty and Staff Services are experienced advocates who recognize the value of international educational exchange and who appreciate the many positive contributions internationals make to the Johns Hopkins community and to the United States. As advocates, staff members are well acquainted with cross-cultural adjustment problems and other related issues. As a result, their involvement with internationals at JHMI goes well beyond the area of immigration regulations. For School of Nursing International Student Information, please visit the FAQ.

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University Health Services

The University Health Services office is located on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus at 933 N. Wolfe Street. Full-time and part-time students are eligible for service if they purchase the Student Health Plan or if they pay a yearly fee to access UHS.

Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) provides suitable resources to assist students with the pressures and difficulties they may encounter during their academic careers. JHSAP is a life management resource that helps students to identify and manage challenging issues, in healthy ways.

All registered School of Nursing students of Johns Hopkins University and their immediate family members may use JHSAP services. Visit the JHSAP website for more information.

Disability Services

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is committed to providing students the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic endeavors and to making all academic programs and facilities accessible to qualified individuals. Upon admission to the School of Nursing, a student with a disability should contact, associate dean for student affairs and coordinator of student disability services. Visit the website for more information.

Corporate Security

The JHMI has one of the largest security forces in the country, designed to assist students and all who are associated with the hospital and university. The Security Services Department website is Students should practice precaution and use common sense. Students have the use of escort services on both campuses upon request.

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