The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) celebrated the 130th anniversary of its founding over the weekend. The school originally opened as a hospital training school in October 1889 and eventually grew into a national model for nursing education.

JHSON kicked off its 130th anniversary celebrations over the weekend, but the celebration will continue through October 2019, highlighting the school’s leadership in nursing education, research, and practice.

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MED, RN, FAAN, dean of JHSON, tells Hub.JHU.edu, “As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, it is truly meaningful to see that our vision to empower and educate nurses has not wavered since our founding and is just as purposeful today as it was 130 years ago. Hopkins nurses, across the generations, are united through our tremendous knowledge, insight, skill, leadership, and cultural competence. Not only are we commemorating the nursing legacy that has strengthened us in the past, but also our future work and the impact we will continue to have on health care, the profession, and the well-being of communities across the world.”

After being founded as a hospital training school, JHSON began offering degrees as part of the greater Johns Hopkins University in 1984. It has since become an all-graduate nursing program offering masters and doctoral degrees, post-degree certifications, post-doctoral opportunities, and more.

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s 130 year anniversary, visit here.

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