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JHUSON Endorsement

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, one of the world's prestigious nursing establishments, has sponsored and endorsed the Nightingale Declaration Campaign (NDC).


Dean Martha N. Hill
Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing

In her statement of support, Dean Martha N. Hill PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, said: "The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is proud to join in the worldwide Nightingale Declaration Campaign. Our School, which was founded in 1889, has always had a mission aligned with Nightingale’s vision for a healthy world.  

"Like Nightingale, we believe that partnerships are key to improving health around the globe.  They can ensure that we transcend national borders, unify health care disciplines, and create healthy communities.

"We stand ready to join hands with nurses around the world to support the proposed United Nations Resolution to honor nurses in 2010, the Centennial of Nightingale’s death. As individuals sign the Nightingale Declaration, a grassroots-to-global network will emerge to improve global health by 2020, the Bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth."

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a Gold Sponsor of the Nightingale Declaration Campaign.

Martha Hill, a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1980, became dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in July 2002 after a year as interim dean.

Dean Hill with students
"We don't hesitate to take on the tough issues here. That is one of the things that is special about Hopkins. Tell us something can't be done or tell us it is too hard to do and we will be right there."

Dean Hill is internationally known for developing and testing strategies to improve hypertension care and control among urban disadvantaged communities. She was co-vice chair of an institute committee that developed a report titled: "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Health Care."

Dean Hill is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1997-98, she was the first non-physician to serve as president of the American Heart Association.

At Johns Hopkins, she became director of the Center for Nursing Research in 1994. She has served as a member and chair of the university-wide Committee for the 21st Century and as co-chair of the Urban Health Council, a joint Hopkins-community committee, whose work led to the establishment of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. She holds joint faculty appointments in both the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

For information on the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, go to: http://www.son.jhmi.edu/

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In 2008 & 2009, Asoka Roy’s family created a Platinum Sponsorship of the Nightingale Declaration Campaign to honor the memory of their sister — a pioneering nurse & midwife in both India & the United States. Projects developed from this contribution included an India-wide outreach of the Nightingale Declaration dedicated to Asoka’s memory.
See: An Indian Nightingale
Generous Support of Drs. Rustum & Della Roy