Center for Global Nursing
Nursing knows no borders and through our Center for Global Nursing we’re fostering an appreciation for our profession on a global scale.
Every year the Center sends students and faculty around the world to work in clinics, conduct research and participate in international nursing conferences. They’ve been to China, Indonesia, Korea, the Netherlands and Peru, among others.
The result is an impactful experience that illustrates just how connected we all are.
The Center for Global Nursing Scholarship has been promoting global health and nursing education since 2001, forming partnerships that make a difference for nurses around the world.
- A partnership with Daejon Health Sciences College brings nursing students from Korea for a 2-week visit to learn about critical cardiovascular disorders and women’s health.
- Academic curriculum requirements join nurse practitioner students with their counterparts at Rotterdam University in The Netherlands to collaborate on case study discussions and presentations.
- TWU faculty assist in a World Health Organization-funded research study at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa to test an intervention for women abused during pregnancy.
- A non-profit in Tanzania, initiated by an assistant professor at TWU, package medications, screen people for reader glasses and conduct health promotion education.
We’re committed to working with people in these countries for years. You’re not going to get much done in one visit—it takes relationship building. Joan Edwards, PhD
Nursing scholars from around the world come to TWU College of Nursing to share their insights and enrich our global perspective. Current visiting scholars include:
- Juan M. Leyva-Moral, PhD, MSN, RN, from Barcelona, Spain
- Vung Nguyen, MSN, RN, from the Binh Duong province in Vietnam
Nurses living outside the United States are invited to Texas through our International Health Professions Nurse Mentor Program. The program pairs visiting nurses with faculty to conduct research or develop teaching and clinical skills.
One of the best ways to understand the global nature of our profession is to expand your horizons and experience it in person. Elective courses in 2017 will take students to China, the Netherlands, Peru, Vietnam, Spain and Chile.