According to U.S. News & World Report 2024 rankings, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is ranked the top Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the country, and the No. 2 ranked nursing master’s program. This is the second year in a row that the DNP program received the top ranking, and the master’s program continues to be among the top programs in the country.
“These rankings reflect the impressive leadership of our students, staff, and faculty and the exceptional opportunities that exist at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing,” says Dean Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We are leading the future of health and empowering nurses to change the world through their skills, expertise, and unmatched education.”
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.
In specialty areas, JHSON ranked as follows:
- No. 2 in Leadership—DNP
- No. 2 in Nurse Practitioner (NP) Family—DNP
- No. 3 in NP Adult Gerontology Acute Care—DNP
- No. 3 in NP Adult Gerontology Primary Care—DNP
- No. 5 in NP Pediatric Primary Care—DNP (tied)
Throughout the past year, JHSON added many faculty leaders including a new Executive Vice Dean in Bob Atkins, an Assistant Dean for Clinical Practice & Relationships, Dr. Danielle McCamey, an Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Dr. Jermaine Monk, and numerous researchers and practitioners in the areas of aging, cardiovascular health, disability, and more.
Earlier this year JHSON was recognized as the No. 3 nursing school in the world by QS World University rankings and received recognition as a “Best School for Men in Nursing” by the American Association for Men in Nursing. JHSON is also a five-time recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award for enduring commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
JHSON continues to make significant investments in learning opportunities for students with the addition of the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center, the Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation, and the Center for Immersive Learning & Digital Innovation. JHSON also received an all-time high for research funding and increased its number of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.
“We are proud to be a school that graduates change agents for the world,” says Szanton.