What Is a Hopkins Nurse? Bryan Hansen ’12, ’16

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What Is a Hopkins Nurse? Bryan Hansen ’12, ’16

“it is my hope that the mentorship I have received at JHSON, and the schools before, will be demonstrated in the kind of nurse and mentor I am in return for others.”

Bryan Hansen
MSN ’12, PhD ’16

My experience as a student, and now faculty, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been rich with strong and thoughtful mentorship, extraordinary academic rigor, and dynamic education. I started my path to nursing in Minnesota, taking courses at North Hennepin Community College, where I met some of my initial role models in higher education. After entering the BSN program at Morningside College in Iowa, I began contemplating what my long-term goals in nursing would be. Johns Hopkins Hospital and University both beckoned to me as prime places to develop as an expert nurse. Since completing my BSN in 2009, I have worked as a psychiatric nurse at JHH, a forensic nurse examiner at Mercy Medical Center, and a psychiatric clinical instructor at JHSON, all in Baltimore. I had the privilege to complete my MSN and my PhD in nursing at JHSON, and am on faculty as an assistant professor as well as practicing as a clinical nurse specialist with expertise in gerontologic, psychiatric, and forensic nursing.

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