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Posted: 8/21/2008

A continuing high enrollment of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) positions the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing at the top of the enrollment rankings for colleges and universities that are Peace Corps Fellows/USA partners. In 2008-2009, 39 fellows will be enrolled at Hopkins, the only nursing school in the country with a baccalaureate Peace Corps Fellows Program.

The program provides funding for students who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and participate in the school's Community Outreach Program, working in community nursing practice with the guidance of senior community health nursing faculty.  Since 1991, the school has graduated 347 RPCVs from the baccalaureate program. For more information, visit http://nursing.jhu.edu/peacecorps.

The Peace Corps Fellows/USA program began in 1985 at Columbia University Teachers College and now has more than 400 returned Peace Corps Volunteers participating at 47 colleges and universities around the country. Fellows work in communities around the country and help to fulfill a crucial part of the Peace Corps mission to bring the world back home. More details can be found at www.peacecorps.gov/fellows.