The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked No. 1 by College Choice for its master’s in nursing program. The school was also recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s No. 1 nursing master’s program and No. 2 DNP program, and by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world.
“It is gratifying and encouraging to see our school consistently placed among the top institutions for nursing education,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “For students, this emphasizes our commitment to excellence in education, and to our peers and community members, both locally and globally, it exemplifies our dedication to improving health through our practice, research, and service.”
The rankings, based on academic reputation, acceptance rate, tuition cost, and average graduate pay, are intended to help students understand each school’s program and determine which school provides the greatest return on investment. College Choice highlighted JHSON for its numerous track offerings, its low student-to-faculty ratio, and its high first-year salary among new graduates.
With pathways available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and to those whose previous background is outside of the profession, JHSON’s master’s program offers flexibility and various specialty options. Students can tailor their advanced study to focus on gerontology, pediatric care, and health systems among others, pursue a dual degree in public health through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, or earn a master’s degree in nursing through the MSN: Entry into Nursing option.
“The master’s degree at Hopkins is a starting point for some and a stepping stone for others, but for all it’s a way to learn the knowledge and skills needed to step into leadership positions and influence change. We’re honored and humbled to again to receive a high ranking for our program,” says Davidson.