Our Courses

Global and Community Initiatives

Introduction to the principles of community and public health nursing with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. Epidemiologic, demographic, economic, and environmental health factors will be used to identify community-oriented strategies aimed at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention.

In this all nursing trip, students team up with nursing students and faculty from Universidad Hispanoamericana to provide basic health care, health screening and patient education to children and adults in various facilities including; local health clinics, schools, day care and community home visits in San Jose, Costa Rica.

In collaboration with the University de San Francisco de Quito this all nursing trip offers students an opportunity to work with local communities in the provision of basic health services and health education programs for adults and children in Quito and neighboring areas. Graduate students may have an opportunity to work with local physicians. This cultural immersion experience requires fluency in Spanish.

This is an all nursing trip in collaboration with GW partner Omni Med, an NGO who has been empowering international communities through health training since 1998. Based on the needs of the community, students will focus on training volunteer community health workers to screen for hypertension and provide health education programs on topics such as maternal –child health, sanitation and nutrition in Mukono District, Uganda.

In this inter-professional trip, students work and learn alongside students and faculty from GW medicine, public health and physician assistant programs in collaboration with GW partner –Project Medishare. The team provides health services along with health education and disease prevention programs in rural clinics, schools, and villages in Thomonde, Haiti.

In this graduate-level course students integrate and synthesize concepts associated with quality, health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic health problems with communities, the general population, and specific population groups. Issues related to culturally diverse and vulnerable populations are examined.