Global Health Nursing

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health Nursing is a stand-alone certificate for current graduate students in any UW School of Nursing graduate program. Graduates of the Global Health Nursing Certificate will gain mentorship, foundational knowledge and skills, and hands-on practical experience in global health fields including infectious diseases, sexual and reproductive health, maternal child health, mobile health (mHealth), and non-communicable diseases. Graduates of the Certificate in Global Health Nursing will:

  1. Identify current global health issues and concerns, policies, processes, programs, and practices that contribute to and hinder global health improvement.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary approaches to addressing global health issues with a focus on promoting nursing leadership in both domestic and global spheres
  3. Integrate a global ethical framework into practice based on human rights, cultural diversity, and social justice
  4. Utilize program and policy strategies to address major global burden of diseases both locally and globally
  5. Be able to plan, design, and evaluate community-based primary health care programs and capacity strengthening initiatives
  6. Identify and apply approaches to strategic analysis, collaboration, partnership, and program management in global health.

The certificate requires 15 credits to complete, which include six (6) required credits, a three (3) credit independent study capstone, and six (6) credits from various elective courses taken either in the School of Nursing or any department throughout campus.