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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranks No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for Fourth Consecutive Year


For the fourth consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is ranked the No. 1 accredited master’s nursing program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings. The school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program moved up one spot to No. 2.

“To have a continued top ranking like this is truly noteworthy and an exceptional accomplishment,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are phenomenal and they are the lifeblood that make a No. 1 ranking possible.”

In specialty areas, the school ranked:

This past year, JHSON earned top honors across the globe. It was named No. 3 among nursing schools internationally by QS Global World University rankings. Its online nursing master’s degree in administration and leadership was ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report. And most recently, JHSON was named No. 1 among schools of nursing for total funding received from the National Institutes of Health for 2020.

With an all-graduate curriculum and an emphasis on leadership across all levels and areas of health care, JHSON is driven by the mission to provide unparalleled nursing education that lays the foundation for excellence in nursing practice, research, and service.

In 2020, JHSON was recognized as a Best School for Men in Nursing and was a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, JHSON students continued virtual education, clinical practice opportunities, and simulation experiences through virtual reality.

JHSON emphasizes nursing’s role in policy, advocacy, business, patient care, innovation, technology, and critical thinking. It is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and has embraced those values as imperative to achieving its mission.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are determined by weighing factors including peer review, acceptance rate, student and faculty ratio, faculty practice, and research funding among others.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice. In U.S. News & World Report rankings, the school is No. 1 nationally for its master’s programs, and No. 2 for DNP programs its online MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership options. JHSON is ranked No. 1 for total NIH funding among schools of nursing for fiscal year 2020. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 3 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 by NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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