Martha N. Hill, under whose watch the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing rose to the top of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, has been named Dean Emerita of the school in recognition of her continuing contributions.

“I am delighted to share with you Dean Hill’s appointment,” Dean Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, said in announcing the honor. “This was unanimously supported and endorsed by the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees. This is a tribute to a phenomenal nurse leader, recognition of Dean Hill’s contributions to our school and another pivotal milestone in 125 years of nursing at Johns Hopkins.”

Hill, appointed the third dean of the school in 2002, served through January of this year, when Davidson officially took the reins. In 2013, Hill announced her intention to step down to refocus her attention on her research at Hopkins.

“This is a moment to recognize the enormous contributions of Dean Hill to the School of Nursing, and we are delighted by her continued support and contributions,” Davidson said.

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