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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Returns to No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report RankingsThe Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Returns to No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is the No. 1 accredited graduate nursing school in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings. The school also maintained its previous No. 2 ranking for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Within specialty areas, the school ranked:

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Quick Facts



  • Approximately 1,200 students; 500 full-time, 700 part-time; 800 graduate, 400 undergraduate non-degree seeking students
  • More than 31% racial or ethnic minorities; more than 11% male
  • 100% NCLEX passing rate
  • Low student/faculty ratio in labs and clinical courses
  • Nation’s first Paul D. Coverdell (Peace Corps) Fellows Program in Nursing


  • Approximately 80 full-time faculty
  • Approximately 28% racial or ethnic minorities; more than 5% male
  • 87% of full-time faculty have doctoral degrees
  • 27% full-time faculty are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing
  • Eight endowed chairs and 146 joint appointments
  • Faculty Fellows and Honors

Academic Programs


Executive Education

Offering both on line and face to face training for the local and global health community in such topics as: Training for Research Coordinators, Danger Assessment in Intimate Relationships, CAPABLE and Chicago Parent Program training, Preceptor training, Substance abuse training, Thriving in an Academic Career and many more.



  • Serve Baltimore’s most vulnerable populations through school-sponsored centers—Wald Community Nursing Center, House of Ruth, Isaiah Wellness Center
  • Faculty and students volunteer more than 12,000 hours annually in over 40 community-based service organizations
  • Collaborations with more than 30 nursing and medical schools in more than 19 countries
  • Address worldwide nursing advocacy, innovation, and capacity building through the Center for Global Initiatives
  • 90 percent of clinical placements at Johns Hopkins Health System

Current Initiatives

  • Focus on ethical care through curriculum, symposiums, and involvement with national nursing associations
  • Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Safety & Quality; providing student scholarships
  • Advising schools of nursing, healthcare providers, and government agencies in the areas of curriculum and program development, research, and policy reform—nationally and internationally
  • Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Company expanding healthcare, education, and the status of nursing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Online learning modules to develop and improve teaching and mentoring of clinical faculty and preceptors