Newswise — The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked the nation’s Best Master’s Program in Nursing by College Choice. The school was ranked No. 1 out of the top 50 nursing institutions for its reputation in the field and return on investment. The distinction follows the school’s No.1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report and its No. 2 global ranking by QS World University.

“Our mission to improve worldwide health starts with excellence in nursing education,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “It is important and significant when rankings reinforce the work that we do, especially in terms of student benefit. As a school, we are committed to providing the best opportunities that serve both our students and the local and global communities around us.”

College Choice examined academic reputation, financial aid offerings, cost of the school, and graduate success rates to compute the overall ranking. Weighing data from U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and, the rankings highlighted the programs that best balanced the cost of tuition with helping students meet their ultimate career goals.

At JHSON, the MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice program gives students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline an accelerated path to health care leadership. The MSN: Advanced Specialties program offers tracks in health systems management and public health nursing for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Students can also earn an MSN/Master’s in Public Health through a dual-degree program with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The JHSON was also recently ranked as the No. 5 school for online MSN programs by CollegeValues Online. This recognition considered awards and recognitions, return on investment, customization options, teaching methods, scholarship and internship opportunities, and more.

###Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice and ranks #1 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and #2 for DNP programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the # 2 nursing school in the world and is named the “Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the U.S” by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. The school is among the top nursing schools for Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit

Register for reporter access to contact details