Emergency Medicine

As a designated Level 1 Trauma Center and a regional Pediatric Trauma and Eye Trauma Center for the state of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine treats more than 60,000 patients each year. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is also a designated Stroke Center and Primary PCI center for patients experiencing Acute Myocardial Infarction. This fast-paced and highly varied practice setting gives our nurses an immediate sense of accomplishment and exposure to every medical specialty—all while they hone skills in critical thinking, public health and patient teaching.

Emergency nurses can work in a variety of practice areas within the department —from Triage to Trauma, and from the Rapid Assessment area to the Emergency Acute Care Area— all with support from clinical leaders, nurse educators and a phenomenal interdisciplinary team of staff.

Opportunities for intellectual and professional growth include ongoing education, specialty certification and participation in the department's dynamic activities, including:

  • Participation and leadership opportunities in a wide variety of committees – all within a department which fully embraces the Magnet philosophy of shared governance and staff input into decision-making
  • Independent or collaborative research
  • Precepting/teaching—we’re an academic clinical site for several undergraduate/graduate nursing programs
  • Medical support for local and national events
  • Critical event management through the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
  • Fellowships in trauma, disaster management, research, transportation medicine and international health.

Our Units

The Lifeline of Johns Hopkins

One of the first of its kind in this region, The Johns Hopkins Lifeline Transportation program was designed to provide advanced life support and critical care services for patients referred to The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.