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


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) maintains its standing as the nation’s top accredited graduate nursing program, ranking No. 1 for both its master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in U.S. News & World Report’s (USN&WR) 2020 rankings. The DNP program moved up one spot from last year, while the master’s program retained its ranking as No. 1. Additionally, the school is ranked No. 1 by USN&WR for its online offerings.

“Having three No. 1 rankings in our master’s, DNP, and online programs speaks volumes to our leadership, faculty, and students across the board and our commitment to excellence in all areas of nursing education, research, and practice,” says JHSON Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “This is a significant recognition of the work that we do to define the future of nursing and advocate for exceptional education, patient health, and the upward movement of the profession.”

Throughout 2018, JHSON made significant and strategic investments in its program offerings and faculty leadership to meet the needs of 21st century nursing. The school launched state of-the-art online options for its DNP Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks and created five inaugural dean positions to further its impact on business and technology ventures, workforce development, clinical practice, nurse anesthesia, innovation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Numerous faculty received prestigious recognitions for their long-standing commitment to the profession. Five were inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing, two were appointed as endowed chairs in the areas of health equity and social justice and the promotion of self-care, and many received substantial funding to continue research in domestic violence, aging-in-place, chronic disease management, laryngeal injury, pain management, and others.

On the global front, the school became the first chapter, among more than 500 entities of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), to become “Twinned” with the Nursing School of Coimbra’s Phi Xi chapter, and the first to add an entire health system to its charter.

As a result of JHSON’s innovative master’s-level degree programs, students have continued to graduate with the skills and knowledge to serve as leaders who can affect change at all levels. Through the DNP tracks, graduates have learned how to practice at the highest level, translate research into practice, and enhance quality of care.

“I am proud of the faculty, students, and staff who are the true force behind the rankings,” says Davidson. “It has been a successful year, and we look forward to remaining a strong and active contributor to nursing’s impact locally and globally.”


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.eduand www.hopkinsnursing130.org.

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