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Hopkins Nursing History

Connected to the Past, Focused on the Future

The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the nursing training program both opened in 1889. In the ensuing decades, founders M. Adelaide Nutting, Isabel Hampton Robb, and Lavinia Dock established what would become the national model for nursing education.

After preparing out generations of exceptional nurses, in 1983 the School of Nursing was established as the eighth division of the Johns Hopkins University—and opened its doors to students in 1984. In 1998, the School moved to a new state-of-the-art education and research building on the East Baltimore campus, the Anne M. Pinkard Building.

Today the School of Nursing continues to redefine nursing education through a unique combination of academic rigor, extraordinary nursing scholarship, and unparalleled opportunities for nursing graduates.


Visit the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumni Association page to find out more about the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.