The Executive track of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has been ranked No. 1 among the top 25 online DNP programs for 2019 by NursingSchoolHub.com. This adds to the growing list of the school’s top rankings including No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for its graduate nursing education and online offerings, and No. 2 for its DNP program.
“This top ranking is yet another confirmation of the strength of our online courses and our reputation for preparing nurse innovators who can lead transformational changes in care,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN.
Based on reputation, cost, and return on investment, the ranking focused on regionally accredited colleges and universities that had online programs specifically designed for working professionals. As cited by NursingSchoolHub.com, JHSON’s program was “built for the most motivated, ambitious students, and designed with the scheduling needs of full-time clinical nurses in mind.” Coursework within the JHSON DNP Executive track is fully online, while also providing students with four onsite immersions to facilitate networking, collaboration, and mentorship.
In addition to the Executive track, the school also offers the DNP Advanced Practice track—with many online options—to prepare nurses with a bachelor of nursing science or entry-level master of nursing science degree at the highest level. Specialty options include primary care in adult-gerontological, family, and pediatric care, as well as adult-gerontological acute care, and Clinical Nurse Specialist tracks in the areas of adult health, adult critical care, or pediatric critical care.
“The DNP Executive track is exceptional not just for the fact that it’s online, but the caliber at which it is presented,” says Davidson. “Students receive excellent experiences and engagement and the flexibility to continue working while advancing their education.”
JHSON offers a number of other nursing programs including master’s options, post-degree certificates, post-doctoral opportunities, prerequisites, continuing education courses, and additional doctoral-level degrees.
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 and online programs and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 3 nursing school in the world and is No.1 by College Choice for its master’s 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.