Center for Global Health Nursing

Center for Global Health Nursing

The UW School of Nursing Center for Global Health Nursing works to promote nursing research and training to build capacity for appropriate and sustainable improvements in health and healthcare. We aim to do this through innovative nursing science, across differing cultural contexts, both locally and abroad. The center harnesses the existing expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of the UW School of Nursing faculty and students in partnership with local, national and global nursing organizations and academic institutions.

We ascribe to the definition of global health presented in the Lancet that global health concerns any health issue that transcends borders, requires global cooperation and collaboration from multiple disciplines, aims to achieve health equity and embraces population-level prevention, as well as clinical care.

The center has three aims:

  • Promote & advocate for the role of nursing in global health
  • Promote nursing research in global health
  • Expand global to local educational opportunities for nursing students
Nurses in Mozambique

Nurses in Mozambique, 2013

International, as well as local, global health research and practice is valued and promoted by the center. We feel strongly that best practices in global health can and should be applied to local problems in Washington State and in the United States.

The center is led by co-directors, Drs. Sarah Gimbel and Pamela Kohler.

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The Center for Global Health Nursing launched in 2016. The center builds on decades of interprofessional global health research, practice, scholarship and advocacy by School of Nursing faculty and students.