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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) strives to be a global leader in nursing and health care. Its Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is dedicated to expanding the dissemination of nursing knowledge  and innovation across the world through collaboration. CGI serves as an operational umbrella for existing and developing JHSON international education, practice, research, and policy initiatives. The International Visiting Scholars program encourages collaboration to advance nursing practice and research globally. The program offers non-degree educational opportunities that address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives that foster mutual understanding.

Please note: Effective July 1, all visiting scholars who received a WHO-authorized vaccine overseas are required to register their Covid-19 vaccine status and upload a certified English translation of the documentation on the Johns Hopkins University Vaccine Management System (VMS). Additionally, all scholars will be required to use the Prodensity app to monitor compliance with JHU COVID safety policies, including the vaccination mandate. If a scholar is not compliant with the vaccination mandate, they will not be able to access campus and/or JHU resources. 

To learn more about health and Covid-19 safety compliance please click here.

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Current visiting Scholars 

Karen Tatiana Roa Lizcano PhD Candidate, MS, RNKaren Roa PhD, MSN, BSN
Visit: 06/01/2021 - 08/31/2021
University: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Reynolds PhD, MS, RN
Karen is currently working with Dr. Reynolds on the impact that the three dimensions of basic nursing care has on the quality of care among hospitalized patients in a project titled: "Basic nursing care: relationship between physical, psychosocial and relational dimensions". 



Yuling Chen PhD, MSN, BSNYuling Chen PhD, MSN, BSN
Visit: 09/28/2020 - 09/29/2022
University: Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson PhD, MED, RN
Dr. Chen is currently working with Dr. Davidson on a cardiovascular health related research titled: "Associations between literary (health and ehealth literacy) and major cardiovascular events in patients with documented coronary heart disease in China: A prospective cohort study".