Global Health Programs

The Center for Global Health exists to bring Rutgers nursing to the world and the world to Rutgers nursing. To that end, our program is grounded by three pillars: research, education, and service learning.

Research Collaborative

Worldwide, 90% of health care is delivered by nurses, but very little research is conducted for or by nurses. 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.

The purpose of the Rutgers Global Nursing Research Collaborative is to create opportunities for collaboration, mentoring, and capacity-building for our global nursing workforce. Drawing on the strength and connections of Rutgers nursing faculty, the participants in the collaborative will work together to develop research questions on global health and nursing science questions and methodologies to answer them. The resulting multi-site studies will both answer these questions and develop the capacity of the nurse researchers implementing the research.


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 depend on length of time as well as the planned activities. Our Center for Professional Development also has programs that 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 ensure 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 one 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 and 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 Tanzania and China.