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 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:

  • Identify current global health issues and concerns, policies, processes, programs, and practices that contribute to and hinder global health improvement.
  • 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
  • Integrate a global ethical framework into practice based on human rights, cultural diversity, and social justice
  • Utilize program and policy strategies to address major global burden of diseases both locally and globally
  • Be able to plan, design, and evaluate community-based primary health care programs and capacity strengthening initiatives
  • Identify and apply approaches to strategic analysis, collaboration, partnership, and program management in global health.

The certificate requires 15 credits to complete, including:

  • 6 required core credits
  • 6 elective credits from the School of Nursing or any department throughout campus
  • 3 credit independent study capstone

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Review our forms to learn more about the course and capstone requirements:

Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Jillian Pintye, RN, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Nursing

Casey Thomson
Program Manager, Center for Global Health Nursing