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Johns Hopkins Nursing School Faculty Receive Two of Four National Research Awards
Oct 16, 2014 10:09:00 AM EDT

glass_szantonThe Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (SON) took home half of the awards given at the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Nightingala Celebration on October 15:  Nancy Glass, a global leader for health promotion and gender equality, received the Path-Paver Award and Sarah Szanton, a leader in nursing and gerontology, received the Protégé Award....Click here to read more.

Doors Wide Open for Hopkins Nursing Grads
Oct 14, 2014 2:15:00 PM EDT

Class Members Exceed National Hiring Averages, Receive Multiple Job Offers

Despite reports of hiring obstacles facing recent nursing graduates, the majority of Johns Hopkins students completing a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree in 2013 report they quickly found the jobs they wanted, where they wanted them—and with only moderate or no difficulty.  

Seventy-eight percent of respondents to the annual survey conducted by the School of Nursing reported they had received and accepted an offer of nursing employment within three months of implementing their job searches, with most indicating they had secured employment prior to graduation. The nationwide employment rate for 2013 BSN graduates, determined through an American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) survey of all nursing schools, was 59% at graduation—compared to a 29.3% national average for all professions.  

At four months and beyond, the Johns Hopkins employment rate grew to 84%, despite an ongoing trend among BSN graduates to continue their nursing studies full time (6% of respondents). Within the Northeastern region, the AACN reported a nursing employment rate of 50% at graduation and 82% at the six-month mark.

A majority of the Johns Hopkins nursing job seekers found employment in their first choice of position (71%) and 77% reported that position was in their preferred geographic location. Nearly one-third (32%) received two or more job offers—with 3% receiving four or more offers. Forty-five percent reported very little or no difficulty in finding a job, while 25% encountered only moderate difficulty. Although the classes of 2013 report employment in a variety of settings and locales, many are now working in the Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD metropolitan area, and more than half found positions within the top-ranked Johns Hopkins hospitals.

When asked to advise 2014 graduates on what helps in landing that preferred position in the location of their choice, 2013 respondents’ number one response was “the Johns Hopkins reputation.” They also urged those graduating to network, start early, ask questions, “don't get overwhelmed and give every opportunity a chance.”

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, noted, “These results are positive and reassuring, but not surprising. They confirm that a nursing education opens many doors and offers countless career opportunities; they also remind us that our Hopkins graduates are among the most sought after and recruited here in Maryland, throughout the nation, and around the world. These new nurses are exemplary products of their education and carry the unique Hopkins ‘brand’ wherever they go.”...Click here to read more.

Five-star Nurses Celebrated at Gala
Oct 1, 2014 1:45:00 PM EDT

With 125 years of history and the first hints of autumn in the air beneath a tent (just in case) at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, five newly minted Shining Stars got their moments in the spotlight at the third-annual Evening With the Stars gala....Click here to read more.

Rushton Named Fellow in Bioethics
Sep 29, 2014 9:09:00 AM EDT

rushtonProfessor Cynda H. Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named a 2014 Hastings Center Fellow for her eminent accomplishments in bioethics. She will be inducted at the Annual Hastings Center Fellows Meeting on October 16 in San Diego. As a fellow, Rushton will help the Center accomplish its mission of researching, collaborating, and addressing medical and environmental ethical issues....Click here to read more.

Simulation's 50% Solution
Sep 24, 2014 8:35:00 AM EDT

NCSBN study shows similar educational outcomes when half of hard-to-find clinical hours are replaced with clinical simulation

nursing schoolIn a city like Baltimore, part of a major medical region, competition for clinical placements makes finding open slots for nursing students a constant challenge. So a study showing that up to half of those clinical hours can be replaced in a high-quality simulation lab with no drop-off in learning is welcome news for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) as well as nursing schools across the nation....Click here to read more.

2014 Shining Star Finalists, Rosenwald Star Winner Announced
Sep 9, 2014 1:37:00 PM EDT

nursing schoolFinalists have been announced for the 2014 Shining Star Award along with winner of the Peter and Cynthia Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award, all presented annually at the Evening With the Stars gala, 6:30 p.m. September 27 at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON)....Click here to read more.

Remodeling Patient Safety
Sep 8, 2014 4:05:00 PM EDT

In a new effort to eliminate harm and reinforce a culture of caring in healthcare, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members Ellen Ray, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, and Brigit Van Graafeiland, DNP, CNRP, have been chosen to serve in the third cohort of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy....Click here to read more.

Ethics Summit Envisions Road Map for America's Nurses
Aug 26, 2014 4:13:00 AM EDT

A National Nursing Ethics Summit, the first of its kind, was convened by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Berman Institute of Bioethics on August 13-15. Approximately 50 nurse ethicists, professional nursing organization leaders and key stakeholders gathered to define a blueprint for nursing ethics in the United States for the 21st century....Click here to read more.

Nurses Participate in White Coat Ceremony for First Time
Aug 25, 2014 3:06:00 PM EDT

white coatDoctors won’t be the only ones receiving white coats in a formal ceremony these days. As part of their orientation, the incoming students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will be participating in a White Coat Ceremony as part of a national ground-breaking pilot program this fall. The purpose of the cloaking ceremony is to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals entering nursing schools. More than 100 schools of nursing were selected to hold the white coat ceremonies....Click here to read more.

Expanding Expertise Despite National Faculty Shortage
Aug 13, 2014 10:00:00 AM EDT

Despite a nursing faculty shortage across the U.S., the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) continues to attract scholars and expand its expertise, recently hiring three new faculty members specializing in healthcare prevention for underserved populations, the role religion plays in older African American cancer patients and survivors, and improved learning in simulation labs, respectively: Carmen Alvarez, PhD, RN, C-NP, CNM, Jill Hamilton, PhD, RN, and Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN....Click here to read more.

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