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Posted: 9/18/2008

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) traditional baccalaureate Class of 2010 entered this fall with 119 students from 27 states, South Korea, China, Bangladesh, England, Germany, Haiti, Iran, Nigeria, Kenya, Jamaica, and Canada.

According to Mary ORourke, Director of Admissions and Student Services, "Our students have come from around the world with incredible backgrounds and experiences, making these new classes some of the most diverse yet."

Their age range is 19 to 53, with an average age of 26. Eighty-four (70%) of the incoming students hold bachelors degrees in different disciplines varying from the most popular of biology and psychology to accounting and graphic design.  Within the incoming class 5% of the students are male and 26% of the students represent a minority ethnicity, including 13 Asians, 13 African Americans, and four Hispanics.

The JHUSON traditional program is available to students who have completed 60 prerequisites credits or a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and are interested in a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The Traditional option begins in the fall of each year in a 21 month, semester format. Students are eligible to pursue an internship/externship or work at a hospital such as Johns Hopkins Hospital, during the summer between their first and second years.