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Center for Global Initiatives

Center for Global Initiatives

Nurses Prepare for a Globalized World

In an increasingly interdependent global society with shifting health concerns, emerging diseases, and increasing health inequities, all nurses need the skills to address complex global health challenges. Using an interprofessional approach, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Center for Global Initiatives focuses on creating opportunities for students with a focus on cross-discipline, problem-solving educational offerings to address social, economic, and political factors affecting health systems. The Center is a cross-functional, integrated, and strategic administrative unit serving as an operational umbrella for existing and developing Hopkins Nursing international education, practice, research, and policy initiatives.

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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Education Opportunities


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Scholarship Opportunities

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Honor Society of Nursing:  Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Beta at-Large Chapter

Learn more about Sigma Theta Tau and criteria for induction.

Consultation Services for Schools of Nursing

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:

  • HIV Management Training
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Chronic Diseases and Aging Populations
  • Interprofessional Education

Contact the Center to learn more about consultation services at:

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.

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Global Offerings

The International Visiting Scholars Program

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

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Research Projects

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  • 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.

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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.

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The Center for Global Initiatives Podcasts

CGI Podcasts



Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship

The Afya Bora Consortium aims to contribute to health systems strengthening in African partner countries by implementing a leadership training program targeting African and U.S. health professionals.

The Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership works to fill the identified gap in training for African and U.S. health professionals working in global health. This innovative, 12 month fellowship prepares African and U.S. health professionals to lead and manage major health programs in African countries and develop a sustainable training program owned by a South-South Consortium, with the ultimate goal of improving health-related service delivery in Africa.

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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.

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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.

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