The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Launch Karen B. Haller Endowed Scholarship


In celebration of her efforts to push patient-centered care to the forefront of health care reform, The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing have launched the Karen B. Haller Endowed Scholarship. Haller previously served as the chief nursing officer for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and recently took on the role of vice president of nursing and clinical affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

“Dr. Haller is an extraordinary individual, nurse, researcher and leader — a true Hopkins nurse,” says Deborah Baker, D.N.P., C.R.N.P., interim vice president for nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Throughout her accomplished career at Johns Hopkins, she has demonstrated her ability to lead in complex environments, leverage her extensive institutional and clinical knowledge, and develop constructive business relationships across diverse groups.”

Through the scholarship, an award will be made each year to a Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing student in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Entry into Nursing program who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to patient-centered care. A website has been established to collect donations for the scholarship.

“Karen has been a fearless advocate for the education of nursing across the world,” says Patricia Davidson, Ph.D., M.Ed., R.N., dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. “This scholarship represents a calling to us as Hopkins health care professionals to fortify our position that exceptional nurses are desperately needed as we reform our health care system to be more accessible and flexible to meet our patients’ needs.”


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks #2 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and #6 for online programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the school was named the “Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the U.S.” by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees, and ranks #1 among nursing schools for Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit

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