Hopkins Nurses Go Global
Through the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Student Leadership Rotation program, students receive hands-on clinical experience in Singapore, China, the United Arab Emirates, Haiti, and other sites.
The Minority Global Health Disparities Research Training (MHIRT) Program offers students opportunities during the summer to learn research skills from faculty mentors in South Africa, Sweden, Australia, and South Korea. Apply for the MHIRT program
Students learn more about global health through courses focusing on global nursing:
NR.110.831 Issues and Trends in Global Health
This course presents contemporary issues in global health with a focus on research in the industrialized world. Seminar topics include health care systems, measurement and indicators of health status, and emerging health problems in different countries, internationally focused intervention studies, and bioethics in international health research. This course provides opportunities to students with immersion experience that broaden and deepen their understanding of health needs globally.
NR.110.410C Seminars in Nursing: Around the world- Preparing for Global Nursing
This course is designed to expand the student's learning in a specified topic related to nursing practice. Advanced theories and principles related to the delivery of nursing care in selected settings and/or with selected patient populations are presented. The students will select the area of nursing they would like to explore in more depth. The student will gain an overview of global health in preparation to practice in a variety of settings. An overview of strategies that promote the health of nations will be examined including infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and the complex factors that affect the health of countries such as health care delivery systems, war, religion, politics, culture, and the environment. International professional nursing organizations, nongovernmental and governmental organizations and agencies, and other international health organizations will be presented as influencing global health and also as potential employment areas.
Prerequisites: NR 110.301-110.404 and 110.411
Corequisites: NR 110.405, 110.407, and 110.408
NR.110.612 Diagnosis, Care and Management of Persons with HIV/AIDS (Local to Global)
This course provides the student with evidence-based clinical management strategies for HIV and HIV/AIDS focusing initially on management of persons locally, then shifting focus at the end of the course to global HIV/AIDS issues. The course will examine diagnostic testing and clinical management strategies for opportunistic infections, common co-morbid conditions in persons with HIV/AIDS, as well as chronic health conditions resulting from HIV therapy. Prevention techniques including vaccination schedules, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and risk-reduction interventions will be discussed. Case studies from inpatient, outpatient, community-based organizations and correctional populations will be used to integrate clinical decision making skills to real world HIV/AIDS case examples. During the last two days of the course, the focus will turn from HIV management in the U.S. to care and management in under resourced settings. This section of the course will allow students to identify a focus country to explore HIV/AIDS programmatic issues, care and treatment responses and to develop a focused plan to address a specific need.
Prerequisite: Completion of an undergraduate level pharmacology course.
NR.110.408 Transitions Practicum
Students complete 168 clinical hours with a preceptor from the assigned facility and under faculty guidance. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of previous coursework and knowledge as students perform the role of an entry-level professional nurse. Clinical goals include development of independence in nursing practice, skill in clinical decision making, and application of nursing leadership and management theory and skills.
Prerequisites: NR 110.303 through 110.405 and 110.411
Pre/corequisites: NR.110.407 and 110.410
Among the Hopkins nursing faculty who teach, study, and conduct research abroad: