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Hopkins' nursing school to expand with help of $2 million grant

Hopkins' nursing school to expand with help of $2 million grant

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has won a $2 million grant from the France-Merrick Foundation that school leaders say will mean not only an expansion and renovation of their East Baltimore building but extra volunteer commitments in the surrounding community.

The nursing school is expected to produce 30 percent more graduates annually by 2021 after the project is completed in 2020. Currently, there are 1,100 students enrolled, up about 500 from when the building was completed in 1998.

The students are required to take a course on the social determinants of health and healthcare in the community, which takes the students out into Baltimore neighborhoods as they...

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