JHSON atop U.S. News rankings 5 years in a row
For the fifth consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is the No. 1 accredited master’s nursing program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings. The school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) also ranked No. 1, moving up one spot.
“This is an extraordinary accomplishment,” says JHSON Dean Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Not only do these rankings speak to our unyielding commitment to inclusive excellence, but also our leadership in both education and the evolving landscape of health.”
In specialty areas, the school ranked:
- No. 1 in Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology Primary Care—DNP
- No. 1 in Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology Acute Care—DNP (tied)
- No. 2 in Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Primary Care—DNP (tied)
- No. 3 in Leadership–DNP
- No. 3 in Nurse Practitioner: Family—DNP
- No. 4 in Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Acute Care—DNP
The mission of JHSON is to improve the health of individuals and diverse communities locally and globally through leadership and excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service. The school offers an all-graduate curriculum that emphasizes leadership across all levels and unparalleled opportunities to further nursing’s role in innovation, policy, advocacy, entrepreneurship, community and global health, business, administration, and more. JHSON has earned distinctions as a HEED Award recipient for commitment to diversity for four consecutive years and a Best School for Men in Nursing for three.
JHSON continues to make significant investments in digital and immersive learning opportunities for students, including virtual reality simulations, online classes, and the creation of the Center for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation. The school also launched a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track in the DNP program set to begin in fall 2022.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are determined by weighing factors including peer review, acceptance rate, student and faculty ratio, faculty practice, and research funding, among others.
As for its global standing, JHSON is currently ranked No. 3 by QS World University.
“Every person at the School of Nursing is important to fulfilling our mission,” says Szanton. “It’s because of our outstanding staff, faculty, students, alumni, supporters, and friends that we received top ratings across the board in peer assessment, student success, faculty practice, research, and more.”