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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Offers Free Online Course in Administering COVID-19 Vaccination


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has launched a free online course to help individuals, health departments, and other community organizations be trained to administer COVID-19 vaccination. The course is built on the faculty expertise and research of the No. 1 school of nursing in the country, and covers vaccine safety, hesitancy, preparation, administration, and side effects.

“In addition to getting widespread vaccination, it is critically important that health professionals and communities administering the vaccine have correct information regarding safety, proper injection, and how to help people who are hesitant about receiving the vaccine,” says Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, AACRN, professor and one of the course developers. “This course offers an excellent compendium of COVID-19 vaccine information to prepare the workforce and to increase the number of people who are vaccinated.”

The course, “JHU COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program,” can be completed through a series of nine video modules offering concise and evidence-based information. The modules include:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Importance and Safety

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitation

  • Syringes and Needles

  • Preparing the Vaccine for IM Injection

  • Administering a Vaccine as an IM Injection

  • Vaccination Demonstration

  • Vaccine Allergic Reactions and Side Effects

  • Two conclusion courses

“Nurses have been on the frontlines throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic, and their expertise and insight is again needed to help get vaccines to as many people as possible,” says JHSON Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “We are incredibly excited that we are able to play such a valuable role in slowing and eventually ending the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The course can be accessed at https://info.nursing.jhu.edu/jhu-covid-19-vaccination-training/.


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, No. 3 for DNP and online programs, and No. 2 for 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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