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Join us for our sixth annual An Evening with the Stars event. Come celebrate the excellence of Hopkins Nursing, as we recognize and present awards to students, faculty, and hospital nurses for their commitment to nursing.
The Center Club
100 Light Street 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Net proceeds from this event will go to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing's Baltimore Talent Scholars Fund which supports the Baltimore community by offering annual full-tuition scholarship awards to Baltimore City public high school graduates admitted to the school’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing program.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital opens in May 1889. At his death in 1873, Johns Hopkins left his $7 million estate, an enormous fortune at the time, to fund the hospital and its namesake university.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses opens in October 1889. Johns Hopkins: “I desire you to establish, in connection with the hospital, a training school for female nurses. This ... will enable you to benefit the whole community by supplying it with a class of trained and experienced nurses.”
Isabel Hampton Robb becomes the first superintendent of nurses and principal of the school. She would run Hopkins Nursing with military precision, creating a program that built excellent caregivers, leaders, and innovators.
The Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses is formed with 38 members.
M. Adelaide Nutting helps launch the "American Journal of Nursing," known for its evidence-based approach.
M. Adelaide Nutting becomes the first registered nurse in Maryland. Part of the first graduating class in 1891, she later served as superintendent of nurses and principal, proving a worthy successor to Isabel Hampton Robb.
Hopkins Nurses expand their reach globally through involvement with the American Red Cross and the United States Army Nursing Corps during World War I.
Hampton House, named for the first superintendent of the Training School, opens as a dormitory for nursing students. (In 1894, Isabel Hampton married Hunter Robb, an obstetrician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.)
Director Anna D. Wolf insists, “If we want professional status [for nurses], we have to have a baccalaureate degree.” Her determination laid the groundwork for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, opened in 1984.
Gertrude Jones Hodges becomes the first African-American graduate. Still an active alumna, Hodges recently had a scholarship named in her honor.
Herb Zinder and Jim Levya become the first male graduates. Zinder and son Matthew would later become the first father-son graduates of the school as well.
The School of Nursing becomes a degree-granting division of Johns Hopkins University.
Master's and post-doctoral fellowship programs are launched.
The Accelerated baccalaureate program begins. The program turns driven, high-achieving students into BS graduates in just 13 months.
Sigma Theta Tau approves the Nu Beta chapter at the school. Each year, exceptional students are invited to join the society, a tremendous honor. Nursing professionals who prove themselves as leaders also may be invited to join.
The Peace Corps Fellows program welcomes returned volunteers, or RPCVs. Today, the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship offers financial assistance to RPCVs while helping them translate global experiences into careers as leaders in health care.
A doctoral program launches with five students. Today, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs prepare much larger cohorts of clinical and research leaders to advance the practice of nursing and improve health care locally and globally.
The Lillian D. Wald Center serves vulnerable populations by providing opportunities for student learning, faculty practice, research, and scholarship. Its namesake was a famed American nurse and social worker on behalf of women's and children's rights.
The Anne M. Pinkard Building, permanent home of the School of Nursing, opens across the street from Johns Hopkins Hospital. It is named in honor of the Baltimore philanthropist's service to and support of the university and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.
Martha N. Hill is appointed dean, a position she will hold through early 2014. Her enduring legacy is growth of the campus, student body, curriculum, research funding, and global reputation of the school. JHSON earned its first No. 1 ranking under her watch in 2011.
The School of Nursing partners with the Peking Union Medical College to offer the first doctoral education of nurses in China.
Nursing alumni for Church Home and Hospital join the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association.
Doctor of Nursing Practice program established. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing DNP program prepares students to lead health care innovations and influence policy at the highest organizational level.
Patricia M. Davidson, known globally as a researcher and mentor, takes the reins of the school. She oversees the launch of the MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice program and expands doctoral programs while leading the move back to No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's rankings.
Unlike traditional programs, the Master of Science in Nursing: Entry into Nursing Practice emphasizes leadership, global impact, quality and safety, and evidence-based interprofessional education.
The school once again earns the No. 1 spot for graduate schools of nursing as U.S. News & World Report releases its rankings for 2017.