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.


Visiting Scholars
We look forward to working with visiting scholars.  Programs of study and research are tailored to the scholars' needs.  Costs for programs are dependent upon length of time as well as the planned activities.  Our Center for Professional Development  also has programs which may be of interest and can be incorporated into the overall plan.  Housing options will be explored with the scholar.  The Global Office offers guidance to insure that your visit will be beneficial to you and your organization.  Please email us at for more information.

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.

Locations include Tanazania, Argentina, and China.



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