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.
International Transitions are avilable for senior pre-licensure nursing students for their final clinical placements for 6–7 weeks as a part their last clinical course prior to graduation. Learn more about international placements or contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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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.
Take Your Practicums Abroad
Senior pre-licensure nursing students receive course credit to travel for a 6-7 week clinical learning experience as a part their last clinical course prior to graduation. Clinical areas include: urgent care, medical/surgical, labor and delivery, oncology and pediatrics. Students are sent to hospitals in various countries depending on clinical area availability.
Clinical placement locations are dependent on partner availability; Haiti, Philippines, UAE, Singapore, India, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
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.
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.
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.