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 of faculty, staff, and student interns work together to keep the Center continuously moving toward 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.
Nancy Reynolds PhD, MS, RN, FAACN, C-NP, Professor & Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Director Center for Global Initiatives
Angela Chang Chiu MS, RN, CHES, Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Mary Finney, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Global Initiatives
- Johns Hopkins University Certificate in Global Health Practice
- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Global Health Courses
- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - Department of International Health
- Foundations of Global Health Specialization Free Course - Johns Hopkins University Coursera
- Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health - HELP Course
- Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health - Women in Global Health: Exploring Non-Academic Careers
- Fogarty International Center - E-learning Resources for Global Health Researchers
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.
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
- Innovative Care in Aging Populations
- Interprofessional Education
- Cardiovascular and Chronic Care
- Mental Health and Behavioral Interventions
- Quality & Safety/Healthcare and Organizational Leadership
To learn more about consultation services, please contact us at: SON-GlobalInitiatives@jhu.edu.
Service & Training Opportunities
- Global Health Established Field Placements
- Global Health Interest Group
- Postdoctoral 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.
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.
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
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
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
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 MaliThis 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
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.
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.