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The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing:
Courses of Study

Listed below is a summary of courses of study at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Click on titles for more information. If you'd rather, you can also explore the school's web site at nursing.jhu.edu.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The power of choice defines the very best of career education. If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, you are familiar with your unique learning style, professional goals, and scheduling needs. The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing offers you four program options that can accelerate your track to nursing practice, continue your studies through a master’s program, or provide you clinical experience as you work toward advanced practice nursing.

Master’s of Science in Nursing

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurse experts in advanced practice and/or management for leadership in professional nursing practice and patient-centered healthcare delivery. The program broadens the perspective of students by requiring them to take innovative interdisciplinary approaches to resolve health care problems. MSN programs require 36 to 67 credits during a minimum of 18-24 months of full-time study. Graduates will have completed the educational requirements for appropriate certification. Both full-time and part-time study are available.

PhD in Nursing

The PhD program prepares the nurse scholar to develop and conduct scientific research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and healthcare delivery. The program is designed to prepare nurses for careers as research scientists, often in academic or governmental positions.

DNP in Nursing

The DNP program prepares nurse leaders for evidence-based practice in both direct patient care and executive roles. This requires competence in translating research into practice, evaluating evidence, applying research in decision-making, and implementing viable clinical and organizational innovations to change practice.

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