"The Center for Global Nursing in collaboration with Hopkins faculty prepares graduates to address complex global health care problems within our borders and throughout the world. We prepare global nursing leaders who cultivate skills such as cultural sensitivity, in addition to their practice and research skills to develop and implement evidenced based health care solutions to improve the care of people everywhere.”
Professor Phyllis Sharps PhD, RN CNE, FAAN
Associate Dean for Community & Global Programs
Director, Center for Global Nursing
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Global Nursing uses the collective knowledge, skills and experiences of nursing faculty and students and professional staff to promote innovation, capacity development and advocacy for the advancement of nursing education, research, practice and health policy worldwide. Embracing the School's core values of excellence, respect, diversity, integrity and accountability, the Center leads and supports effective global initiatives, that leverage and expand its reach and impact and advance nursing and promote health.
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Providing targeted capacity development assistance in collaboration with academic partners across the globe to support curriculum development, faculty skills enhancement, practice and scholarly productivity
Leveraging faculty expertise in international issues and topics such as gender-based violence, simulation learning, and mobile health
Supporting students engaged in international clinical experiences
Addressing local to global needs for nursing across the life span and all settings where nurses learn, practice, conduct research, advocate, and influence policy
Consulting nursing institutions, educational and professional, in areas of research, education innovation and improving the overall status of the nursing profession
Providing under-served rural and urban populations basic healthcare such as education, immunization, health promotion, and disease prevention and management
A wide range of expertise from nursing faculty is available to facilitate advancement in direct patient care, program development, research, advocacy and policy change in global settings.
Located at the School of Nursing, and co-directed by Drs. Martha N. Hill and Phyllis Sharps, the Center explores technological methods of sharing knowledge between nurses. Through the Center, information is delivered into the hands of those who care for patients around the globe, whether they are in an urban setting or in the bush of sub-Saharan Africa.
Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program
The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing works to help returned volunteers pursue a career in nursing through bachelor's level nursing education and is one of the first fellows programs for nursing. Fellows agree to work in the underserved communities of East Baltimore at many of Johns Hopkins' nurse run clinics through the Community Outreach Program. Fellows may apply to receive a salary for their work in community outreach -- although some of the sites are volunteer experiences. By filling out the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Application students are considered for one of the Peace Corps Fellows Scholarships worth $12,500.
Transitions Practicum NR.110.408
Public Health NR.110.405P Public Health Nursing Practicum
MHIRT: Minority Global Health Disparities Research Training
The Minority Global Health Disparities Research Training (MHIRT) Program provides students with international health disparity research training opportunities. The MHIRT Program offers full time research experiences abroad for ten weeks during the summer. The MHIRT Program's goal is to contribute to the pool of highly motivated and competitive students from health disparities populations who enter graduate degree programs in the biomedical, biobehavioral and/or clinical sciences and ultimately pursue research careers.
|Field Placements for Summer 2011:|
|Australia||The Biology of Stress|
|South Korea||Cardiovascular Health Outcomes|
|Sweden||Pain, Health Status, and Quality of Life|
(a) HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Health; or
|China||Chronic Disease Management|
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Closer to home in East Baltimore--and through the efforts of Hopkins community and public health nursing assistant professor Betty Jordan--the innovative program Text-4-Baby provides pre- and post-natal information via cell phones to new and expectant mothers. The program, and her work in building sponsoring coalitions of private and public funders and city and academic advocates, will now be replicated in Bangladesh. More on mHealth
China and South Africa
In China and South Africa, Hopkins nursing doctoral student Carrie Tudor and nursing faculty member Jason Farley are working to bring best practices of infectious disease management to hospitals and to healthcare workers. More on disease management
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The last decade in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen the use of rape as a weapon of war, where rebels and soldiers subject women and girls to brutalizing attacks, rape, torture, and mutilation. Survivors of rape are often further traumatized by infections, disease, poverty, stigma and social isolation. In response, associate professor Nancy Glass created "Pigs for Peace," a microfinance intervention to improve health of rape survivors in the DRC that supplies individuals with pigs to raise and sell to improve their living situation. The study objective is to test the effectiveness of an innovative, village-led microfinance program on SGBV survivor's health, household economic stability, and reintegration to family and village.
Relief efforts in Haiti, both short- and long-term, have relied heavily on nursing expertise to deliver front-line care and to begin the rebuilding of nursing capacity. Beth Sloand, another nursing faculty member, was on the ground delivering medical care immediately following the earthquake and has returned numerous times with Hopkins nursing students. Read Hopkins blogs from Haiti
In Uganda nurse leaders from government, service, and academic institutions, including Hopkins nursing assistant professor Sara Groves, are revising the nation's nurse practice act to allow the provision of maternal-child services by advance practice nurses. More on Uganda