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    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) offers accredited MSN, MSN Entry-into-Practice, PhD, and DNP degree programs including programs as NP and CNS.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 100
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Baltimore, Maryland
    • Programs DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN-to-DNP, MSN to PhD, CNS, NP, PhD, BSN-to-PhD, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the nursing training program are one of the longest standing nursing programs in the nation, established in 1889. The School of Nursing was established in 1983.

     

    Graduate Programs


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN Entry into Nursing)

    The MSN: Entry into Nursing program at Johns Hopkins University is focused on the humanities, public health, genetics, and physical and organizational sciences into nursing practice.

    MSN graduates are prepared with the enhanced bedside nursing education to become leaders or continue with their education to a doctorate degree.  Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam to become registered nurses.  Those who graduate can continue into the workforce, or continue their path to a higher degree.

    Admission for MSN: Entry into Nursing (not all inclusive)

    1. Bachelor's Degree (in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited college or university)
    2. Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university

    Master of Science in Nursing: Advanced Nursing Practice (MSN)

    Students who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing can pursue our MSN: Advanced Nursing Practice with a track option of specializing in advanced practice, management, and/or public health nursing.

    At Johns Hopkins University, both full-time and part-time study are available for diversity among learners. With both options, specialty tracks are available for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, health systems management, and public health nursing.

    Specialty Track Options

    MSN Health Systems Management Track

    MSN Health Systems Management Track/Clinical Nurse Specialist Track (any CNS track) (No longer accepting applications)

    MSN Health Systems Management

    This specialty track is specifically designed for students who are interested in improving healthcare quality and efficiency. The program’s framework is focused on evidence-based practice.  The coursework and practicum may be altered to focus on management and administration, information technology, health policy, or case management/population management. 

    Specialty Track Options

    • MSN Public Health Nursing Track
    • MSN Public Health Nursing Track with certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from Shenandoah University (no longer currently accepting applications)

    MSN Public Health Nursing

    The Public Health Nursing Track is designed to improve the health of diverse, often underserved, populations in community settings through one of the distinct public health offerings at Johns Hopkins.

    Nurse Practitioner (NP)

    Programs are designed for RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an entry-level nursing master’s degree.

    • DNP Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • DNP Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with HIV-Primary Care Certificate
    • DNP Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • DNP Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with HIV-Primary Care Certificate
    • DNP Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Specialty Tracks (DNP program)

    These programs are designed for RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an entry-level nursing master’s degree.

    Specialty Track Options

    • DNP Clinical Nurse Specialist (onsite & online)
    • Adult-Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Adult-Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our DNP program prepares students to lead healthcare innovations and influence policy. DNP prepared nurses are focused on improving the health of people globally and applying health policy.

    Pathways to the DNP

    1. DNP for nurses with an earned BSN or MSN pre-licensure degree
    2. DNP for nurses with an earned MSN in a specialty area such as NP, CNS, Management

    Admission for DNP Programs (not all inclusive)

    1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an entry-level nursing master’s degree
    2. GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    3. Proof of current nursing licensure
    4. One year of full-time RN experience

    DNP Programs

    • Executive DNP
    • Advanced Practice DNP

    Advanced Practice

    • Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with HIV-Primary Care Certificate
    • Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with HIV-Primary Care Certificate
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist (onsite & online)

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Our PhD program is designed for nurses who thrive on a scientific approach and desire to conduct their own research.

    Why should I choose Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for my PhD?

    At Johns Hopkins, those who possess a PhD:

    1. Have the knowledge and skills in theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches that enable the nurse to conduct research
    2. Have broad expertise in their nursing specialty
    3. Are educators within the community and lead nurses of the future

    PhD Students focus on the following for research topics:

    • Cardiovascular risk reduction
    • Domestic violence
    • Biologic basis of nursing therapeutics
    • Health promotion
    • Chronic disease management
    • Symptom management
    • Bio-behavioral aspects of pain and stress
    • Substance Abuse
    • Lactation and Breastfeeding
    • Health Disparities
    • Family Caregiver Stress
    • Forensic Nursing
    • Patient Health Care Decision Making
    • End of Life Care

    Admission Criteria (not all inclusive)

    1. Bachelor's or Master's in Nursing. Applicants holding a degree in a non-nursing related discipline will be considered on an individual basis
    2. Written statement of research goals
    3. GRE scores from within the past five years
    4. A minimum scholastic GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    5. Faculty interview
    6. Writing sample (publication or graded paper)
    7. Letters of recommendation
    8. Copy of official RN license

    Other Program Options

    • Health Prerequisites
    • Master's Programs
    • Health Systems Management
    • Doctoral Nursing Programs
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Post-Degrees

    • Nurse Educator
    • Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Post-Degree Certificate Opportunities
    • Post-Graduate
    • HIV (taken with AGNP DNP and FNP DNP programs.)
    • Nurse Educator
    • Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #1 in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #1 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #1 in Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #2 in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #2 in Nursing Administration
    • #3 (tie) in Nurse Practitioner: Adult / Gerontology, Primary Care
    • #5 in Nurse Practitioner: Adult / Gerontology, Acute Care
    • #5 in Nurse Practitioner: Family
    • #5 (tie) in Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric, Primary Care
    • #5 in Nurse Practitioner: Psychiatric / Mental Health, Across the Lifespan
    • #10 (tie) in National Universities
    • #12 Best Global Universities
    • #18 in Best Value Schools

    US News & World Report (2018)

    • #1 for the accredited graduate nursing program in the country
    • #2 for the Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program
    • #1 in Administration
    • #2 in Nurse Practitioner (pediatric: primary care)
    • #2 in Nurse Practitioner (adult, gerontology: primary care)
    • #2 in Nurse Practitioner (adult, gerontology: acute care)
    • #4 in Nurse Practitioner (family)

    Additional Awards and Accolades

    • No. 1 master's program in nursing by College Choice
    • No. 1 nursing program in U.S. by Mometrix
    • No. 2 nursing school globally by QS World University
    • Among the top 15% of colleges, universities, and trade schools recognized by G.I.Jobs as "Military Friendly"

    Accreditation, Approval, Endorsement

    The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

    The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and doctor of nursing practice programs  are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    The baccalaureate and master's programs are approved by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses.

    The baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs are endorsed by the Maryland State Board for Higher Education.


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