Global Health

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Guatemalan landscape

Our faculty and staff are committed to discoveries that optimize the health of children, families, elders and communities everywhere.

Our students, staff, faculty and alumni are contributing to creating a healthy future for the planet through their work locally and around the world. We offer students global perspectives and opportunities and seek to build meaningful and sustainable partnerships. Through our research discoveries, collaborative service and policy development, we are transforming global health one person, family, community, and environment at a time.

Whether partnering to prevent emerging infectious pandemic threats in Africa and Asia or encouraging healthy adolescent-parent communication in refugee families locally in the Twin Cities, the School of Nursing is at the forefront of global health promotion.

At the School of Nursing, global learning occurs in the classroom, on-line and by travel abroad, as well as through collaboration with visiting scholars from around the world and partner organizations that include academic institutions and government and non-governmental agencies.

Opportunities for Students 

Coast of San Salvador Brazil

Women's Health Practicum in Brazil

No longer accepting applications for 2017

January 9 -18, 2017
10-day health immersion course in village and urban settings based in the port city of Salvador, Brazil. Students will experience women's healthcare in the context of environment, race, culture and policy. 


People at Guatemalan Market

Primary Care Practicum in Guatemala

No longer accepting applications for 2017

March 11-18, 2017
The Guatemala Study Abroad Program will provide students with the opportunity to provide direct care to patients across the lifespan at mobile clinics in rural Guatemala.


Iceland waterfall

Global Health and Management in Iceland

No longer accepting applications for 2017

May 13-20, 2017
This 1-2 credit course will focus on international nursing leadership and employee management grounded in population health.


Iceland

Easing lifetime transitions with Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in Iceland

No longer accepting applications for 2017

May 13-20, 2017
This international experience will focus on the use of cognitive behavioral therapies for use with people across the age span who have mental health concerns related to life transitions such as parenthood, aging, medical illness.