For the third consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is No. 1 in the nation for its master’s programs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2021. The school ranks No. 3 for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and top ranked across the board within specialty rankings. JHSON is currently ranked No. 3 globally by QS World University.
“This ranking puts the spotlight on the hard work that is the backbone to our success in education, research, and practice,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “It shows stability in the quality and excellence of our programs, mission, and opportunity for students.”
In specialty categories, the school ranks:
- No. 1 in DNP Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Primary Care
- No. 2 in DNP Nurse Practitioner Administration; Family; Leadership (tied)
- No. 2 in Master’s Administration
- No. 4 in DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care
- No. 4 in Master’s Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Acute Care
- No. 5 in Master’s Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Primary Care (tied)
- No. 6 in Master’s Nurse Practitioner Mental Health (tied)
To further expand its DNP program, JHSON has launched a nurse anesthesiology advanced practice option and continues to expand its online presence across programs. It has been recognized as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, a Best School for Men in Nursing, and a HEED Award winner for excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The school also remains top ranked for online education in the U.S.
“Now in 2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we have a strong foundation to build on in leading the bright future of the profession,” says Davidson.