The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will celebrate its last class to receive a bachelor of science in nursing on July 22, marking 30 years of offering the degree and celebrating more than 5,000 graduates who have begun their journey as baccalaureate-prepared nurses after walking across the same stage.
A transition to an all-graduate school began last fall when the JHSON began offering a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Entry into Nursing Practice program. Their new MSN program allows students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields to earn a master’s degree in nursing, reflecting the growing need for nurses with advanced practice care experience in response to the Institute of Medicine’s call for higher education among nurses.
The JHSON has responded to changing needs in health care since its foundation, constantly working to improve education for nurses to benefit the nursing profession as well as communities both locally and globally. The final baccalaureate class will always hold a special place in the school’s history for its students who demonstrate a passion for learning and commitment to excellence that propels their success as future nurses. Johns Hopkins is excited to honor their last BSN class and looks forward to the future accomplishments of its nursing program.