Johns Hopkins University - School of Nursing

Why you should consider this program

This program builds on your previous experiences and translates your experiences from villages around the world to the “villages of Baltimore”--all while preparing you for your future career as a leader in nursing and healthcare.


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, which includes the School’s health and wellness programs as well as other community based agencies.


Students may 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 experiences, community assessment, research training, or student-led initiatives. Others work with or learn from faculty involved in global health or through offerings of the school’s Office for Global Initiatives.


  • Priority in admissions process
  • Personal career mentoring
  • MSN: Entry to Nursing Practice students who are Peach Corps Coverdell Fellows are additionally eligible for the Gurtler Scholarship.
  • Community of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) hold monthly meetings, plan school-wide activities during Peace Corps Week, and join in university volunteer days.

Estimated tuition and fees listed are for the total cost of the five semester Master of Science in Nursing: Entry into Nursing Practice program only for new cohort starting August, 2017. Current tuition and fees for all programs is available at

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 98,863 $ 12,500 $ 86,363
Out of state $ 98,563 $ 12,500 $ 86,063
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

$12,500 scholarship

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

12 to 15

Other benefits or opportunities

Community Service paid internship. Generally four hours per week.

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 34,583

Application fee waived?



Returned Peace Corps volunteers who receive Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship funding participate in the Community Outreach Program.

  1. Enroll in NR 120.537, Community Outreach to Underserved Communities in Urban Baltimore. In this 1-credit introductory course, students will gain a broad perspective on factors affecting the health of various communities in Baltimore City.
  2. Placement Assignment. Students are assigned to a community site or program, based on students experiences, nursing goals, and preferred sites. Students are encouraged to commit to at least one academic year of service per site. Students will work approximately four hours per week and participate in mandatory monthly program meetings. The monthly meetings provide students with an opportunity to share experiences with peers and receive feedback and advice from program coordinators.

Jobs for program alumni

Alumni have found nursing positions serving all populations both domestically and internationally.

Other details

Application requirements

For detailed program information including length of program, application requirements, start terms, and information about the admissions process, please visit the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing website:

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Admissions process

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Program begins

Late August and Middle January

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Dr. Nancy Glass, Director of Peace Corps Fellows Program

525 N. Wolfe Street
Suite 435
Baltimore, MD 21205