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Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Translate your experiences from villages around the world to the “villages of Baltimore”--all while building your future career as a leader in nursing and healthcare.

Serving the Community

Contact Information


Office of Admissions
jhuson@jhu.edu
410-955-7548

Program Director
Dr. Lori Edwards

Available Programs


Bachelor's of Science

Summer-entry Accelerated
Fall-entry Accelerated

Master's of Science

BS to MSN
MSN/MPH

What Do Fellows Do?


  • Improve people’s lives in underserved communities
  • Build upon the skills developed during Peace Corps service
  • Advance Peace Corps’ third goal: Bringing the world home

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. They work in community agencies with health and wellness programs such as:

  • Improving access to care
  • HIV/AIDS counseling
  • Women’s health
  • Refugee health
  • Senior health and wellness
  • Children’s health and youth development

International Opportunities

Some students 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 experience, community assessment, research training, or student-led initiatives. Others work with or learn from faculty involved with global health initiatives, and the school’s Center for Global Nursing helps students on a career path in global health.

Additional Benefits

  • Priority in the admissions process
  • Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Scholarship
  • Eligibility for the Gurtler Scholarship
  • Personal career mentoring
  • Feeling right at home with other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in your class

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows hold monthly meetings, plan school-wide activities during Peace Corps Week, join in volunteer days, and enjoy a great community of other RPCVs.

At Johns Hopkins, you’ll find:

  • First Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program established at a U.S. nursing school
  • Largest Coverdell Fellows Program in nursing and healthcare
  • Coverdell Fellows with experience in more than 40 countries
  • Students and faculty who work 12,000+ hours annually in 40+ community-based programs
  • No. 1–ranked community public health nursing master’s program (U.S. News & World Report)

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