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MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice programs

Our 5-semester program is specifically designed for non-nursing bachelor’s degree graduates and career changers.

Unlike traditional MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice programs, our program emphasizes leadership and offers you the opportunity to explore areas of interest including global health, research, and quality and safety, in an interprofessional environment.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) to become a licensed RN and enter the nursing workforce immediately.

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Public health nursing

Public health nursing is the integration of research, analysis, and patient care at the population level, pulling back the lens to focus on the bigger picture of community.

Earning your degree from the top-ranked Johns Hopkins School of Nursing you can collaborate with colleagues at the world-renowned, Bloomberg School of Public Health and tailor courses based on your individual interests.  Our students learn to lead initiatives, implement and run public health programs, initiate policy, and work in education both domestic and globally.

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Online Prerequisite Courses

The 10-week instructor-led courses are delivered using a facilitated teaching approach to engage students and encourage interaction and participation. Courses are competitively priced and available each semester.

  • Biostatistics
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nutrition with Virtual Labs*
  • Microbiology with Virtual Labs*
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry with Virtual Labs*

*Virtual labs are accepted at Hopkins Nursing, but not everywhere. Check your university and state licensure requirements for prerequisite courses.

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At Johns Hopkins, you’ll find:

  • First Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program established at a U.S. nursing school
  • Largest Coverdell Fellows Program in nursing and healthcare
  • Coverdell Fellows with experience in more than 40 countries
  • Students and faculty who work 12,000+ hours annually in 40+ community-based programs
  • No. 1–ranked community public health nursing master’s program (U.S. News & World Report)

From Peace Corps to Peace of Mind Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program


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