Newswise — The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has the No. 1 online nursing program in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program 2019 rankings. The school advanced from its previous No. 5 ranking marking a significant move in its leadership of online education. JHSON is also ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for its graduate nursing program and No. 2 for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

“Our online education is accessible and flexible yet characterized by high-quality methods and rigorous academic work for students seeking to become nursing leaders. This recognition is a tremendous honor and it further validates our commitment to developing flexible, high-quality, online learning,” says Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of JHSON.

In 2018, JHSON heavily invested in resources to specifically enhance the quality, diversity, and accessibility of its digital assets as it prepared to launch state-of-the-art learning formats for its DNP Advanced Practice Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks. Through an immersive, online curriculum, the format provides flexibility that is adept and strategically designed for the best education and outcomes. Specialty areas range from adult-gerontological to family and pediatrics.

Online options at the school include:

Through a weighted assessment, U.S. News & World Report determines its online education rankings by measuring student and faculty engagement, overall experience, faculty credentials, peer assessment of program quality, student success, and diversity of services and technologies used for teaching.

“High-quality online education will be a game changer for addressing the nursing shortage nationally and internationally, and we will continue to lead the way,” says Davidson.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice. The school ranks No. 1 nationally for its graduate and online programs and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 3 nursing school in the world and is No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program. First opened in 1889, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is celebrating throughout 2019 its 130th anniversary as a school and leader in nursing education and excellence. For more information, visit and