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School of Nursing Signs Articulation Agreement with Dickinson College

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Posted: 11/4/2009

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) has formed an articulation agreement with Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., as part of its continuing collaboration with other higher education institutions.

The agreement offers students a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College, while pursuing baccalaureate and graduate level degrees in nursing at Johns Hopkins. Ultimately, students will receive two degrees from two institutions upon graduation. "This agreement with Dickinson College offers diverse opportunities to their students," noted Mary O'Rourke, Director of the Office of Admissions and Student Services.

Hopkins Nursing has articulation agreements with 15 other colleges and universities throughout the country. Many of JHUSONs agreements allow students to receive two bachelor's degrees from two academic institutions simultaneously within four or five years. The first three years of study is spent at the articulation school fulfilling the general education core curriculum and doing advanced course work in biology or another designated major, allowing the student to complete the prerequisites for entrance into the nursing program at JHU. The last year or two of study is spent fulfilling the nursing requirements at JHUSON.

About Dickinson College
Dickinson College is a small, four-year liberal arts college established in 1783. It was the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States of America. Dickinson's 308-acre campus is located in Carlisle, in the Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania. Approximately 2,350 full-time students attend each year, representing 41 states and 40 countries, including 150 international students.

About Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education, and scholarship.  The School and its baccalaureate, master's, PhD, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are recognized for excellence in educating nurses who set the highest standards for patient care and become innovative national and international leaders.  Hopkins is the only nursing school in the country with a baccalaureate Peace Corps Fellows Program and is ranked at the top of the enrollment rankings for colleges and universities that are Peace Corps Fellows/USA partners.  Among U.S. nursing schools, the Hopkins community public health nursing masters program is ranked second by U.S. News & World Report; the nursing graduate programs overall are ranked fourth.  Each year, the Schools nursing research program and faculty achieve placement among the top 10 in nursing schools for securing federal research grants and for scholarly productivity. For more information, visit http://www.nursing.jhu.edu .