From the Dean: A Nation of Nurses

From the Dean: A Nation of Nurses

When students come to our school, we see them learn and develop their nursing skills. But, it’s when students leave and go back into the world that the extraordinary happens. Because whether it’s in Alaska providing rural villages access to care or in Washington, DC on the bustling streets of Capitol Hill, Johns Hopkins Nurses bring innovation, compassion, and science to their communities. And they do it everywhere—in all 50 states and beyond.

In our fall 2022 issue, we are delighted to present The United States of Nursing as a look into the impact Johns Hopkins Nurses, of past and present, have in communities across the country. With nursing as the foundation, some have become entrepreneurs, some are serving in Congress, others are women’s rights activists, and others still are bringing humor and help to neuro and cardiac pediatric patients. It’s in this versatility that nurses really get to meet people where they are and use their expertise to make a difference in so many settings.  

Also in this issue, we highlight our 10 new American Academy of Nursing fellows, the launch of our Policy Honors Program, and the fun had at Alumni Community Week, which brought together alumni, students, faculty, and staff to celebrate our generational commitment to nursing and the school. 

What makes nursing so special is the fact that it’s not a one-size-fits-all job, and that no matter where they go, nurses will discover ways to use their critical thinking and relevant skills to help communities thrive and be well. That’s what the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing prepares our graduates for, and it’s what makes our work ever so meaningful. 

Sarah L. Szanton
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Patricia M. Davidson Professor of Health Equity & Social Justice

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