Global Health

Center for Global Health

Mission and Vision

The Center for Global Health works to create new and enhance existing globally focused activities at the School of Nursing in the domains of research, education and service learning.

Our vision is a globally connected School of Nursing, with students and faculty engaged in global health work, using our nursing expertise to improve health outcomes and build nursing capacity around the world.  

Our program is grounded by three pillars of research, education and service learning. 


Worldwide, 90% of healthcare is delivered by nurses, but very little research is conducted for or by nurses. The Rutgers Global Nursing Research Collaborative seeks to fill this gap and establish a milieu where nurse scientists and graduate students, in the global nursing community, can work together to provide solutions to the problems faced in their communities.


Qu ShenVisiting Scholars
Meet Qu Shen! Qu is the School of Nursing’s Visiting Scholar for 2015-2016. Qu joins us from Xiamen University in China and is working with Drs. Charlotte Thomas Hawkins and Rachel Lyons while at Rutgers. Her research interests include chronic disease self-management and higher nursing education.

Service Learning

Global Health Practicum Course
This (3) credit hour graduate nursing elective course is a guided practicum experience in which the student will experience health care delivery in a global setting. Accompanied by a standing faculty member in the School of Nursing, students will spend a minimum of 1 week abroad and experience health care delivery in host country facilities, such as clinics and hospitals. Depending on setting, students may live together as a group in supervised housing, take daily language and culture classes.  Students will have periods for reflection on their course readings and post-conferences following their experiences working in the local community. This course is open to advanced undergraduate students as well.

Spring 2016 Global Health Practicum: Tanzania

Students enrolled in the Global Health practicum course will travel in May (after Spring semester finals) to Dodoma, Tanzania. Apply


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