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). 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.

Current visitors

Gyumin Han, MSN

Gyumin Han, PhD, MSN

Visit: 9/1/2023 – 9/1/2024

University: Pusan National University, South Korea

Faculty Mentor(s): Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean of Global Affairs and co-mentor will be Nada Lukkahatai, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor

Overview:  Ms. Han will be working with Drs. Reynolds and Lukkahatai to research health related behaviors of multicultural children and families.  Please welcome Ms. Han to the SON.

Aomei Shen, MSN, RN

Aomei Shen, MSN, RN

Visit: 9/1/2023 – 10/1/2024

University: Peking University School of Nursing, China

Faculty Mentor(s):  Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Director for Center for Global Initiatives and co-mentor Nada Lukkahatai, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Director of the MSN Research Honors Program

Overview:  Ms. Shen will be working with Drs. Reynolds and Lukkahatai to research promoting the quality of cancer care and the suffering needs gained by professional sense of value as an oncology nurse.  Please welcome Ms. Shen to the SON.

Hongting Ning, PhD, MSN, BSN

Visit: 1/31/2023 – 1/30/2024

University: Central South University, Changsha, China

Faculty Mentor:Junxin Li, PhD, MS, RN
Dr. Ning, international visiting student, will be working with Dr. Junxin Li to assist Dr. Li in research project applications and implementation while at the School of Nursing, She will also be doing research in design, data collecting, data analysis, paper writing, report writing, and so on. Please welcome Dr. Ning to the SON.

Atembeshu M. Fondem

Visit: 10/9/2023 – 8/14/2024

University: Vrije University Brussel, Belgium

Faculty Mentor: Nicole Warren, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, CNM, FAAN, Associate Professor, Associate Director of Theoretical Foundations, MSN, (Entry into Nursing) Program

Overview: Ms. Fondem will work with Dr. Reynolds to research maternal healthcare amongst migrant women. Focusing on maternity care. Please welcome Atembeshu Fondem to the SON.