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Celebrating 130 Years of Hopkins Nursing

Once a hospital training program and now the No. 1 graduate nursing school in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report—our school, along with our Johns Hopkins Health System nursing colleagues, will commemorate the 130th anniversary of our establishment and celebrate throughout 2019 our continuing leadership in nursing education, research, and practice, locally and globally.

We began as the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1889 through the order of Mr. Johns Hopkins. His bequest insisted upon a school for nurses to be created alongside his namesake hospital. Pioneers including Isabel Hampton Robb, Lavinia Dock, Adelaide Nutting, Elsie Lawler, Anna D. Wolf, and others laid our foundation and developed what would eventually become a national model for nursing education.

After a long history in leadership and innovation, our school today consistently remains top-ranked in the nation and world, and devoted to fostering diversity, excellence in scholarship, and shaping nursing graduates to become leaders. We also continue to maintain strong partnerships with nurses at the Johns Hopkins Health System through our shared vision for providing patient-centered care, leading health care reform, and partnering in education and community health efforts.

Many of our accomplishments and historical milestones have been compiled on our anniversary website— They are just a glimpse at the tremendous hard work and innovation that has multiplied our reach as a school and profession.

As we commemorate the nursing legacy that has strengthened us in the past, we will also keep an eye on the future and the impact we will continue to have on health care, the profession, and the well-being of communities across the world.

Thank you for all you have done—and continue to do to support our school—and as always, I am proud and humbled to be your dean.

Patricia Davidson Signature

Patricia M. Davidson
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing