2020 is Looking Bright

Sydnee Logan
By Sydnee Logan  | 
2020 is Looking Bright

At the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, 2020 is looking bright. How could it not?

We have faculty and staff who are hard at work thinking up and implementing the best, brand new ideas. We have a whole new generation of nurses who were chosen for their heart, grit, and willingness to make the impossible possible. And we have leadership who are tireless in their drive and who express unlimited support.

So the 2020 US News & World Report rankings are an incredibly welcome reminder that we’re headed in the right direction. We maintained our ranking from 2019 as the No. 1 nursing master’s degree program. We also have the No. 1 doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree (rising from No. 2 last year) and the No. 1 online graduate nursing program. That’s quite a feat.

Yet “excellence” in itself is not an end goal. Instead, it’s a jumping off point to do even more imaginative work that gets to the heart of individual and community health, locally and globally. And to train an ever growing force of nurses to do the work just right.

That’s why our programs are continuously adding new opportunities (like short-term global health missions for master’s students) and new ways to learn (such as new DNP tracks that are now available online).

At the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, we know that nurses comprise the largest single dimension of the health workforce and are the nucleus of health care systems across the world. We know that nurses must embrace leadership roles to keep individuals and communities healthy.

And we know that we must be sure nurses are competent, confident, credentialed, and compassionate. That’s what it’s all about.


Sydnee Logan is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares what’s going on here with the world.


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