Patricia M. Davidson
PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
“Every day, all around the world, nurses are saving lives. Nurses are close to the communities, we need to hear their voices to improve #GlobalHealth.”
This is a Twitter entry from Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization, and truer words have never been spoken. It is unquestionably an exciting time in nursing, in health care leadership, and in nursing education. Changes within the U.S. health care system have raised the bar for nurses, and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has long been gearing up for the challenge.
And our hard work is being recognized. We were named the No. 1 graduate school of nursing and No. 2 DNP program by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 rankings, and No. 3 worldwide by QS World University. And as we mark the 130th year of Johns Hopkins Nursing, we continue to take that leadership seriously, instilling it within each of our students and living it as an organization via our faculty, staff, and local-to-global, interprofessional relationships.
We are most proud of our work in practice, education, research and policy. Take Professor Jacquelyn Campbell, a leader in research to prevent domestic violence, who was recently named an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner and a Living Legend. This year, we also added two endowed chairs—for Self-Care Research and for Health Equity and Social Justice. We have watched the home-grown, elder-care program CAPABLE be embraced nationally; have seen five more faculty named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN); kept pushing to get our voices heard in hospital boardrooms, conferences and on Capitol Hill where the future of health care is being mapped out; and continue our commitment to diversity where we are proud to be the most diverse PhD program at the university.
In the midst of all this good work, we are currently undergoing a 41,000-square-foot renovation/addition which will further enhance our building as an interprofessional research hub that will bring the world’s best minds to our door for collaboration and breakthroughs while maximizing the student experience.
We invite you to browse the images and articles on this website and learn more about us – better yet, we encourage you to join our community and our proud and long-standing tradition of nursing excellence and innovation.
As always, I’m honored and humbled to lead this extraordinary school.