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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named 2019 NLN Center of Excellence


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been named a 2019 National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. It is being recognized for its sustained accomplishments in creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development.

“This is one of the most distinguished and esteemed designations earned by a school of nursing and indicative of our commitment to continuous quality improvement and excellence,” says Dean of JHSON Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “We are proud to be recognized for our innovation and the significant and impactful work of our faculty, students, and staff who make the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing a place for exceptional education and opportunity.”

JHSON will be formally honored at the 2019 NLN Education Summit, September 26-28, beside 10 other nursing programs across the country that are being recognized.

Ranked No. 1 for its master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and online programs by U.S. News & World Report, JHSON is committed to improving the health of individuals and diverse communities locally and globally through leadership and excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service. The school has continued to make strategic investments in program offerings, launching state-of-the-art online options, and most recently announcing a track to prepare nurse anesthetists at the doctoral level.

“Centers of Excellence help raise the bar for all nursing programs by role modeling visionary leadership and environments of inclusive excellence. These programs will nurture the next generation of a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, in the organization’s recent news release.

As part of its strategic plan for 2020, JHSON will focus on five initiatives including collaboration and interprofessional education, practice, research, and policy; excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, and practice; diversity, inclusion, and equity; capacity building in community and global health; and development of inspiring, engaged, and connected environments.

“In our celebration of 130 years since our school’s founding, this award is especially meaningful—Isabel Hampton Robb, who founded our school, was also a founding member of the National League for Nursing. We are excited to have such a strong connection to NLN’s mission and to continue to pursue the best educational environment for future generations of nurses.”


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice. The school ranks No. 1 nationally for its graduate, DNP, and online programs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 4 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. First opened in 1889, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is celebrating throughout 2019 its 130th anniversary as a school and leader in nursing education and excellence. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu and www.hopkinsnursing130.org.

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