The Graduate Certificate in Global Health Nursing is a 15 credit certificate which includes 6 credits of required courses, 6 credits of elective courses and a 3 credit capstone.

Required Courses

NURS 581 (3 credits) offered every Autumn Quarter
NURS 594 (3 credits) offered every odd Winter Quarter

Elective courses

Elective courses can be taken in any department on campus; please review the sample grid below for suggestions.

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The Graduate Certificate in Global Health Nursing Capstone requirement is a 3-credit (90 hour) Independent Study project required to complete the Certificate and is separate from one’s DNP project or doctoral dissertation. Students must develop a dissemination-style poster to showcase at CGHN’s annual year-end celebration in Spring Quarter prior to graduation.

Students graduating during other quarters may identify another UW-SON event to showcase their poster or choose to attend the Spring year-end celebration following graduation. Capstone projects can be completed through summer study abroad programs.

If students choose to participate in study abroad opportunities, CGHN will connect students with existing pre-departure orientations and resources.