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Frequently Asked Questions
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- What are the deadlines for admission and financial aid?A comprehensive chart exists with all deadlines. Deadlines are also located on each program webpage. View deadlines
- Are research opportunities available?The School of Nursing is proud to be a national leader in research. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to contribute to Hopkins research projects by working alongside experienced faculty members.
- Does the University provide disability accommodations?Yes. Upon admission and prior to enrollment, students with a disability should provide a comprehensive evaluation of a specific disability from an appropriate qualified diagnostician that identifies the type of disability, describes the current level of functioning in an academic setting, and lists recommended accommodations.
Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the start of the semester to ensure reasonable accommodations are provided in a timely manner. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
- Where do nursing students live?
Since on-campus housing is not available at JHUSON, students are responsible for locating a place to live. Many students elect to live at 929 Apartments, which is within walking distance of the School. The 929 Apartments provides both furnished and unfurnished apartments, along with many amenities such as a rooftop garden terrace, WiFi and a fitness center.
Many students also live in the Charles Village area, a neighborhood near the Hopkins Homewood campus. Charles Village is only 10-15 minutes away from the JHUSON, and is accessible to the JHU free shuttle. Other popular neighborhoods include Mt. Vernon, Butchers Hill, Fells Point, Patterson Park and Canton.
- How safe is the East Baltimore campus and is it safe to walk/drive to campus?
The School of Nursing is located just east of downtown Baltimore and is surrounded by several neighborhoods with a diverse history and culture, including Fell's Point, Butcher's Hill, and Middle East.
One of the most notable features of the area surrounding the hospital and schools is the large number of abandoned row homes. This is a reflection of both the poverty of East Baltimore, as well as new development and construction.
As in any large city, you have to make smart choices regarding your own safety. Hopkins security officials recommend not leaving any valuables in your car, and parking on the street in the surrounding neighborhoods is discouraged.
An escort service is provided for students and staff in the evenings to move around the campus. If you choose to live close to campus and walk to school, try to walk in groups with other students. Instead of driving to campus, take advantage of the free shuttle services that Johns Hopkins offers.
- Does Johns Hopkins offer any transfer, BS completion, RN-BS or traditional 4 year undergraduate programs?No, we currently do not offer these programs. We offer the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing program for non-nurses. It’s designed for students who have earned a non-nursing bachelor's degree and want to become a registered nurse. This program enrolls students in the fall and spring semesters.
- Where can I take my prerequisite classes for the MSN Entry into Nursing program?We accept courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities and also offer the prerequisite courses online at Hopkins.
- Where do I send supplemental application materials?You must submit all supplemental application materials to NursingCAS directly, PO Box 9201, Watertown, MA 20471.
- How long do I have to answer an offer of admission?After an admission decision you will have about three weeks to respond to our offer.
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