Global Nursing & Health Care Minor
The need for nurse leaders who incorporate an understanding of the global connectedness of the precursors, causes and consequences of the distribution of health, illness, injury and disease has never been more paramount than at present. Growing threats of pandemics and environmentally caused disease, terrorism, and disasters increase the acuity of nursing shortages worldwide and broaden global disparities in quality of nursing education and patient care. Consequently, the education of global leaders of the profession is core to the School of Nursing's mission.
The Global Nursing minor is offered as part of the School's response to societal needs for nurses who are schooled and experienced internationally. It is an option for students in full or part-time Master's or Post-Master's study. It is a four-course concentration that provides students with an understanding of three core dimensions of global health. The three required courses address the broad interdisciplinary nature of contextual constraints upon people's health, methods for assessing population health, and a geographic area of interest to the student. A required elective course adds focus and depth to the minor while allowing the student to adapt the minor to her/his academic and career goals. Upon completion of the minor and with approval of the designated advisors, the Office of Student Information will record the minor on the student's transcript.
Admission to the Global Nursing and Health Care Minor
Graduate students who are interested in the Global Nursing Minor should:
1. Obtain an application for a Minor from the School of Nursing Office of Student Information;
2. Plan a Course of Study with the major Program Advisor, with consultation from the Assistant Dean, Global Health Affairs
3. Get the application signed by her/his Program Advisor and the Assistant Dean of Global Health Affairs, and submit the signed form to the Office of Student Services.
In the event of limited course space, preference will be given to students who speak a language other than English.
In addition to the listed Electives, students may also choose an Area Studies course, for example,
HIST511. African Cultural History (offered one term, either Fall or Spring Semester)
HIST628. Africa in the Wider World: Connections, Contexts, Comparisons (Fall Semester)
EALC503. Asia in a Wider World (Fall Semester)
EALC518. Gender and Sexuality in Asia (not offered every year)
OR any one of the following courses that are not offered every year :
ANTH528. Topics in Medical Anthropology
ANTH676. Culture and Conflict in International Relations
DEM677. International Migration
NURS640. Global Health and Health Policy
PSCI532. The Political Economy of North-South Relations
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Course of Study
Core Courses (3 course units)
NURS500 - Introduction to Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
PUBH519 - Issues in Global Health
NURS535 - Comparing Health Care Systems in an Intercultural Context: Study Abroad
NURS545 - Maternal and Infant Care in the Americas
Suggested Plan(s) of Study