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School of Nursing Produces Highest Number of Licensed Nurses in Maryland

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Posted: 2/5/2002

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has taken the lead in providing more new nurses than any other nursing school in the state of Maryland. Statistics released from the Maryland Board of Nursing show that in 2001, 165 students from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing passed the NCLEX exam, giving them a formal license to practice nursing.

“The numbers reveal that Hopkins is producing more newly-licensed nurses than any other program in the state,” says Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim dean of the School of Nursing. “That is quite impressive, particularly as the nation struggles with a nursing shortage that has reached crisis proportions. Johns Hopkins is doing its part to alleviate this critical shortage. I am proud of our students and pleased with our faculty who give them a valuable education. I am also indebted to Dr. Stella Shiber, our associate dean of professional education programs and practice, who has so ably provided leadership for our baccalaureate program.”

More than 500 students are enrolled in the School of Nursing’s undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral academic programs. The school’s mission is to improve health care by educating nurses who will set the highest standards for patient care, and provide a positive and innovative force in the evolution of the nursing profession and the health care system, particularly in the areas of clinical practice, research and education.