students walk along a road in Mexico

The Global Health Nursing Practicum course (N460) provides nursing students the opportunity to engage in global health fieldwork in an international setting. School of Nursing faculty collaborate with local partners to develop customized global health immersion experiences. Students learn and develop professional skills through activities that may include, but are not limited to: direct clinical practice (or observation of practice), teaching health education material, research activities, investigation of local health systems, health care delivery and cultural influences on health.

The following practicum experiences are offered in 2017:

  • Cali, Colombia: Spanish Immersion and Clinical Observation
  • Cusco, Peru: Cervical cancer screening & women’s health education
  • Saint-Marc, Haiti: Pediatrics diabetes management
  • Chiapas. Mexico: Shared medical appointments 
  • Neno, Malawi: GAIN Maternal Child Health short course

Course details

Students enrolled in N460: Global Health Nursing Practicum course are eligible to receive units towards the Global Health Minor. The number of credits earned varies by practicum experience. Requirements will include unique assignments designed by the faculty lead, as well as a course evaluation and basic trip report for the SON Center for Global Health. Units for this course do not count as clinical credits towards any degree. 

Most practicum experiences are open to students who would like to participate in the trip, regardless if they enroll for course credit. All travel and participation costs are covered by individual students, whether or not they are enrolled for course credit.

How to Apply

Each practicum experience has a unique application process and timeline. Open applications posted below.

  • Chiapas, Mexico practicum application
    Trip dates: September 2-10, 2017
    Application deadline: July 7, 2017
  • GAIN Maternal Child Health short course, Malawi
    Trip dates: September 4-15, 2017
    Application deadline: CLOSED
  • Pediatric Diabetes Management in Haiti 
    Trip dates: July 8th-July 17th (US) and July 24th to August 5th (Haiti)
    Application deadline: CLOSED
  • CerviCusco, Peru practicum application
    Trip dates: June 17-25, 2017
    Application deadline: CLOSED
  • Cali, Colombia practicum application
    Trip dates: August 8 - September 7, 2017
    Application deadline: CLOSED