“Nurses promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. They have a unique scope of practice and can practice independently, although they also collaborate with all members of the health care team to provide the care needed by each patient as an individual. Nurses are hands-on health professionals who provide focused and highly personalized care. The field has a wide range of career opportunities, ranging from entry-level practitioner to doctoral-level researcher.
Nurses also serve as advocates for patients, families and communities. They develop and manage nursing care plans, instruct patients and their families in proper care and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.”
Taken from www.ExploreHealthCareers.org
Prerequisites for Nursing School
For pre-nursing requirements not offered at JHU Homewood, one option is to take them online, at the JHU School of Nursing.
JHU Homewood has an agreement with the Registrar’s Office at the School of Nursing where they will hold 5 seats for pre-Nursing students in specified prerequisites NOT offered at Homewood (i.e., Human Anatomy, Nutrition). Here are the instructions:
- Complete the Interdivisional Registration Form using the School of Nursing course information (http://nursing.jhu.edu/academics/programs/prerequisites/index.html). The form can be picked up from the Registrar’s Office or Academic Advising.
- If you need the course for anything JHU related (i.e.: major or distribution requirements) then your academic advisor needs to sign the Interdivisional Registration Form. Otherwise, the Pre-Professional Advisor overseeing this program will sign the form.
- The completed Interdivisional Registration Form is turned in to the Registrar’s Office.