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Johns Hopkins University — School of Nursing

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
School of Nursing
Degrees Awarded:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), MSN/MPH (Joint Degree), Nursing (BSN), Nursing (MSN), Nursing (PhD), Nursing MSN/MBA (Joint Degree)
Admissions Deadlines:


Program Start:
Program Founded:
May, 1991


Translate your experiences from villages around the world to the “villages of Baltimore”--all while building your future career as a leader in nursing and healthcare at the number one community/public health nursing master’s program ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  RPCVs are given priority in the admissions process, eligible for a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Scholarship, receive personal career mentoring, and have the opportunity for work service and stipends within the Community Outreach Program.


After taking the course “Community Outreach to Underserved Communities in Baltimore,” all Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows work or volunteer in the school’s Community Outreach Program. They work in community agencies with health and wellness programs such as:  improving access to care, HIV/AIDS counseling, women’s health, refugee health, senior health and wellness, and children’s health and youth development.

While enrolled in the program fellows improve people’s lives in underserved communities, build upon the skills developed during their Peace Corps service, and advance the Peace Corps’ third goal—bringing the world home.

Some students travel abroad to learn and work in international locations for short-term opportunities during their educational tenure. These opportunities are highly selective and may include clinical experience, community assessment, research training, or student-led initiatives. Others work with or learn from faculty involved with global health initiatives, and the school’s Center for Global Nursing helps students on a career path in global health.


If you have already earned a bachelor's degree, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing offers you four bachelor’s program options, including a BS to MSN, 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. 

The School of Nursing offers programs designed to fit the needs of a diverse student population. In addition to accelerated bachelor's degree programs, the School offers master's in nursing, DNP and PhD programs, online options, and post-degree opportunities in a variety of places, times, and formats.

Requirements vary for degrees and specializations.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Nadine Marks
Director, Office of Admissions

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
(410) 955-7548
(410) 614-7486

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