Word arrived with the new cohorts of students for Fall 2019. And like them, it could not be more welcome: The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been named among the 2019 Best Schools for Men in Nursing by the American Association for Men in Nursing. It’s an award born of a consistent, genuine effort to build a nursing community that is open to all, and so we are proud to be recognized. After all, the future of nursing will not be written along gender or color lines but will by necessity and by design include any who would live up to the standards of excellence that define the nursing profession. As our profession broadens its scope and innovation, it is critical that we reflect the diversity and heterogeneity of the populations we serve. Please read more about the increasing volume and role of men in nursing departments and schools across the nation.
“As our profession broadens its scope and innovation, it is critical that we reflect the diversity and heterogeneity of the populations we serve.”
We also have officially launched our DNP Nurse Anesthesiology curriculum and have begun taking applications from some of the most promising minds in the nursing field. This is an exciting and booming nursing specialty, as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are a valued provider due to the quality and safety of their services as well as cost-effectiveness.
The story of nurse anesthesia at Johns Hopkins is fascinating, headlined by Olive Louise Berger, chief nurse anesthetist and director of the anesthesia school for nurses at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1931–69. (Berger was the first nurse to administer anesthesia during the famous “blue baby” operations in the 1940s.) And a partnership today with our School of Medicine’s #1-ranked anesthesiology program offers experienced clinical nurses—and Johns Hopkins Nursing—an unparalleled opportunity to make history once more.
Please enjoy the issue.
Patricia M. Davidson
PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing