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The mission of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is to improve the health of individuals and diverse communities locally and globally through leadership and excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service.

The academic rigor of our programs, the extraordinary nursing scholarship of our faculty, and our reputation for shaping nursing graduates who are leaders in their profession have positioned us as one of the top nursing schools in the U.S.

Our 2020 Strategic Plan

As we move toward 2020, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has continued to focus on areas that have long distinguished it among its peers and positioned us for thought leadership, enacting our mission, and modeling our values. Our five main goals are below, aligned with Johns Hopkins University’s Ten by Twenty priorities.

1. Foster collaboration and INTERPROFESSIONAL education, practice, research and policy

The entire Hopkins Nursing community has worked to build new relationships and expand our networks so that interdisciplinary teams can improve not just the quality but value of health care locally and globally.

2. Model EXCELLENCE in research, scholarship, teaching and practice

We share ideas and contribute to an environment that fosters creativity and innovation. We are building an organizational structure and processes that develop a strong and qualified pipeline of employees, both faculty and staff.  

3. Advance and support a school culture that promotes DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We firmly believe in recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University.

4. Lead innovation, capacity and sustainability in COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL HEALTH

What we do in Baltimore—from research and advocacy to graduating nurses prepared to practice at the top of their licenses to technical support and fundraising—has a direct impact on our communities, local and global. This perspective has become synonymous with Johns Hopkins Nursing. Advances made in Baltimore against HIV/AIDS, gender violence, addiction, pain, and medical errors, for instance, are making their way around the world. We will continue to respond to vacillations in the national health care debate even as we broaden our global networks.

5. Create an environment and SPACE THAT INSPIRES, connects and engages our faculty, staff and students and fosters healthcare leadership and relationships with our partners

We will break ground in 2018 on a building addition and renovation that brings our community even closer together in an inspirational study and work space. Breaking down physical barriers is but one step in our effort to continually cultivate engagement—internally and externally.

The Horizon

It is critical that our strategic direction reflects the changes occurring in the nursing profession, higher education, and an uncertain world around us. From attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act to our diversifying, growing, and aging population, never before has there been such a convergence of events that can move our profession forward.

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