Skip Navigation

Center for Global Initiatives

Building a Skilled Nursing Workforce Globally

Established in 2011, the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) serves as a cross-functional, integrated and strategic administrative unit serving as an operational umbrella for existing and developing JHSON international education, practice, research, and policy initiatives. The Center leads activities that position JHSON as a world leader in nursing education, research, practice and policy and promotes the nursing profession on a global platform and with a “footprint” in all global regions

Vision, Mission and Values

The Center's believes in the investment of people and institutions to build capacity. Using the collective knowledge, skills and experiences of nursing faculty and students and professional staff, the Center's mission is to promote innovation, strengthen nursing workforce and advocate for the advancement of nursing education, research, practice, and health policy globally.

 

The Center brings the core values of Hopkins Nursing - excellence, respect, diversity, integrity and accountability – to the field of global nursing to leverage the profession of nursing and the promotion of health globally. To achieve this, CGI:

 

  • Fosters individual excellence in our faculty, visiting scholars, students, and staff.
  • ​​​​​Works collaboratively within JHSON, the University and our partner institutions.

 

Our Team

Our team of faculty, staff, and student interns work together to keep the Center continuously moving towards our mission to improving global health and the nursing profession globally through graduate-level nursing and public health education, research, virtual information dissemination platforms, and a diverse international visiting scholars exchange program.

Meet our team members here
 
Back to Top

Opportunities

Education Opportunities

Fellowships

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 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.
Learn More

Scholarship Opportunities

Learn more about conference funding opportunities.

Consultation Services

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. Specialty areas include:

To learn more about consultation services, please contact us at: SON-GlobalInitiatives@jhu.edu.

 

Service & Training Opportunities

Students from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing document their experience in Guatemala working with Nursing Heart, Inc., installing Chapina Stoves, and providing community health assessments. Video produced by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing student Denise Saenz.

 

Back to Top

Global Offerings

The International Visiting Scholars Program

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is dedicated to expanding nursing knowledge dissemination and innovation through collaborations with colleagues globally.  The Center for Global Initiatives welcomes and coordinates the International Visiting Scholars Program to collaborate with colleagues to positively impact and advance nursing practice and research to promote health globally. Through these collaborations visiting scholars are involved in non-degree educational opportunities which exchange training expertise, partner in research, and address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives which enhance mutual understanding.

Visiting Scholars Program     Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Back to Top

Research Projects

previous
More Projects
next
  • Pigs for Peace
    Pigs for Peace

    A collaborative study designed to test the effectiveness of an innovative, DRC village-led microfinance program on sexual and gender based violence survivor's health, household economic stability, and reintegration to family and village.

  • HIV Outcomes Following MDRTB Treatment in MDRTBHIV CoInfected Patients in South Africa

    This project is sponsored by NIH and led by Dr. Jason Farley (School of Nursing), Karen Geiger, Dr. Kelly Dooley (School of Medicine), Dr. Chakra Budhathoki (School of Nursing) in South Africa.

  • A trauma-informed intervention to improve HIV care continuum outcomes for men who have sex with men MSM with cumulative violence exposures
    Global Established Multidisciplinary Site – Mali, West Africa

    This project is sponsored by NIH and led by Dr. Chakra Budhathoki (School of Nursing), Dr. David Celentano (Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dr. Caitlin Kennedy (Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dr. Bushra Sabri (School of Nursing), Dr. Sunil Solomon (School of Medicine Infectious Diseases), and Dr. Gregory Lucas (School of Medicine Infectious Diseases) in India.

  • Effectiveness and mechanisms of action of a tailored mental health intervention with couples engaged in economic empowerment initiatives
    Cancer Patient Navigation Study

    This project is funded by NIH and led by Dr. Nancy Glass (School of Nursing), Dr. Lori Heise (Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Nursing), Dr. Jeremy Kane (Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Nursing), Dr. Laura Murray (Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dr. Nancy Perrin (School of Nursing) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Leveraging mHealth to enable and adapt community health worker strategies to improve TBHIV patient outcomes in South Africa The LEAPTBSA Trial

    This project is sponsored by NIH and led by Dr. Jason Farley (School of Nursing), Dr. Larry Chang (School of Medicine), Dr. Chakra Budhathoki (School of Nursing), Kelly Lowensen (School of Nursing), and Paul Stamper (School of Nursing) in South Africa.

  • Raising awareness building empathy and inspiring action on GBV with a virtual reality adaption of In Her Shoes for actors in humanitarian emergencies
    Healthy Patterns Sleep Study

    This project is sponsored by the World Bank and led by Dr. Nancy Glass in Kenya

  • Integrating gender-based violence into group antenatal care in Mali
    Better Breast and Cervical Cancer Control for Korean-American Women
    This project is sponsored by the University of Bamako in Mali and led by Dr. Sarah Murray (Bloomberg School of Public Health) and Dr. Nicole Warren (School of Nursing) 
  • Better questions better care mixed methods study to develop key gateway questions to identify symptom impact for people with advanced illnesses and improve health professional patient communication

    This project is sponsored by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and led by Dr. Patricia Davidson (School of Nursing) in Australia

Back to Top

Global Partners

The School currently has 36 active international collaborations in 26 countries, most of which are with foreign universities.  Consultation is provided to other schools of nursing to assist with the establishment of graduate programs, improve overall instructional programs and establish and/or enhance research infrastructure and capacity. Faculty also participate in research initiatives and produce scholarly work in partnership with our foreign colleagues. 

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management & Sharing

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) re-designated the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) as a Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing.
Learn More

The Center for Global Initiatives Podcasts

 

The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery

The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing & Midwifery (GNWHOCCNM) works with its members, partners, and the World Health Organization towards a shared vision and mission. The mission of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers is to promote the Health For All populations through the collaboration, communication, and cohesion of the nursing and midwifery global community and its partners.

The Secretariat, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, is proud to present its Strategic Plan for the Global Network of WHOCCs for 2018-2022.
Learn More

Back to Top

Connect With Us

HUB
SON Nursing
December 3, 2014
pigWomen and families in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been beaten down physically and mentally by years of war, poverty, and violence, but a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing researcher and her team suggest that a baby pig has the power to turn despair into hope, even reducing symptoms of PTSD and depression....Click here to read more.
November 18, 2014

In the wake of media focus on the trials and bravery of nurses in the context of the Ebola crisis, leaders in the fields of nursing and clinical ethics have released an unprecedented report on the ethical issues facing the profession, as the American Nursing Association prepares to release a revised Code of Ethics in 2015....Click here to read more.

On the Pulse Blog
In the News
Back to Top