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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Remains Among Top-Ranked in World Survey


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) ties as the No. 3 nursing school in the world by QS World University in its 2018 rankings, maintaining its international ranking as a university dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities locally and globally.

“I am truly proud to be among the best nursing institutions and known for our commitment to a global view of research, education, and practice,” says Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of JHSON. “We have a great responsibility to move nursing and education forward, and our work is never finished. The rankings remind us of our long-term vision to remain purposeful to research and the education and health of our students and communities worldwide.”   

The ranking methodology is based on academic and employer reputation, research citations per scholarly article, and faculty productivity and impact.

At JHSON, faculty expertise and research covers a wide range of topics including aging, administration, pediatrics, family care, mental health, gender-based violence, community and global health, cardiovascular health, ethics, HIV/AIDS, and more. The school is ranked No. 2 for its graduate nursing education by U.S. News & World Report.

JHSON was recently elected as the Coordinating Centre for the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centres (WHOCCs) for Nursing and Midwifery. Through this designation, the school will lead the Network’s efforts in strengthening nursing and midwifery to promote universal primary health care.

Other global achievements throughout 2017 include graduating the first ever Doctor of Nursing Practice program to be delivered in the Middle East, welcoming a new associate dean of global affairs, and developing a two-week nursing leadership development course for Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital.

The school also chaired the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference in Washington, DC and received numerous international awards through Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the International Council of Nurses’ Florence Nightingale International Foundation. Most recently, two faculty members—Professor Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Associate Dean of Global Affairs Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN—were selected for induction into the STTI International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

“Nursing is the profession that connects the dots in advancing global health care, and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is proud to remain at the forefront as a school and leader,” says Davidson. 


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks No. 2 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 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. The school is No. 1 among nursing schools for total Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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