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Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery

Leading the Way in Education, Research, and Practice - Locally and Globally

Planning to drive healthcare innovation and influence policy? Get the analytic skills and evidence-based practice principles you need in the DNP program at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing – a globally recognized leader in education, research, and practice

No matter where you are in your career Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has a program for you.

Our top ranked DNP just got better. Preparing healthcare innovators, system leaders, and policy influencers by instilling the scientific knowledge and skills to practice at the highest levels with either our Executive DNP (a two-year program for nurses with an MSN in a specialty area) or our Advanced Practice DNP* (a three-year or four-year program for nurses with a BSN or MSN pre-licensure degree).

Our #1 ranked Master of Science in Nursing which offers programs in administration and public health.

Our research-based Doctor of Philosophy program prepares nurse scholars to develop and conduct scientific research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and healthcare delivery.



Two Paths to a DNP

The Johns Hopkins Doctor of Nursing program ranks No. 2 in the first-ever DNP rankings by U.S. News & World Report. And soon there will be two ways to earn the degree, each a stepping stone to leadership in nursing and health care.


DNP (Executive)

The executive path of the DNP, an existing set of curricula, is for nurses with a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree in a specialty area who are actively practicing in a health care setting.



           DNP (Executive)           


DNP (Advanced Practice)

For those with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) or MSN Pre-licensure degree seeking the doctoral level of nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. (Pending MHEC approval.)

        DNP (Advanced Practice)        

Scott M. Newton, DNP, RN, MHA, EMT-P

“A DNP from Johns Hopkins provided me with the rigor needed to address healthcare challenges of today and well into the future. The program is intellectually challenging, pushes boundaries of scholarly potential, and equips students with access to world-class faculty advisers. A DNP from Johns Hopkins is a passport to the future through exemplary practice, stellar education, and evidence-based innovation.”

Scott M. Newton, DNP, RN, MHA, EMT-P



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