U.S. News & World Report has named the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing one of the top accredited nursing school graduate programs in the nation for 2016, placing it at No. 2. Across the East Baltimore campus, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ranked No. 1 and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine No. 3, making the university the only institution to rank among the top 5 in all three divisions.
“Even as a top-ranked institution, our work is never finished,” says Dean Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN. “Our faculty, students, and alumni continue to have tremendous impact both locally and globally in the areas of HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence, nursing ethics, and aging to name only a few.”
Traditionally measured by peer assessment, this year’s rankings also took into account quantitative factors such as enrollment, financial aid, tuition cost, student expenses and demographics, programs offered, grade point averages, and research funding received from the National Institutes of Health and other educational and practice initiative grants. Other changes to the 2016 methodology include specialty rankings in new categories and the omission of specialties like adult/medical-surgical, nurse practitioner adult, and community-public health, in which Hopkins Nursing has ranked No. 1. The frequency of the rankings has also changed from once every four years to yearly.
Hopkins Nursing’s online graduate nursing programs ranked No. 3 in a U.S. News survey released in January.