This global health course is designed to help nursing students explore factors that explain the unequal distribution of health and disease in various populations. The course begins with an introduction to the language of global health: the burden of disease, epidemiology, cost-effectiveness, global economics, and health systems. Students will participate in an immersion experience to expand the role of the professional nurse as it applies to primary prevention and health care for people in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The course looks at health holistically and draws on the World Health Organization’s conceptualization of health as including freedom from the fear of war; equal opportunity for all; satisfaction of basic needs for food, water, and sanitation; education; decent housing; secure work and a useful role in society; and, political will and public support for health programs. Students will analyze how the interplay of these factors impact population, health and well-being.
||January 12-27, 2019*
*Tentative; final dates will be published before applications open
|January 8, 10, 29, 31, 2019*
5pm - 8:45pm
There will be an optional Global Studies orientation on
November 17th, 2018.
Students with limited travel experience or who have concerns about travel are encouraged to attend this morning event.
: This is a graduate level, 3-credit course.
: NURS 6008 or NURS 7000 or enrolled in the Nurse Educator or MPH program and with instructor approval
: NURS 6011- Global Health and Populations, 3 credits (Classroom: 1 credit, Clinical/Immersion: 2 credits)
This course is a required course for all MSNEL students in the January term prior to their spring graduation.
: 15 classroom hours, 90 clinical/immersion hours
Program and Application Information
Priority Application Deadline:
|Estimated Program Fee
||Included in Program Fee
||*Tuition Charge Note
|Estimated Range: $4,500 - $4,800
The final program fee will be published here in early December, 2018
2017 Program Fee: $3,400 (includes program fee and administrative fee) plus one credit of tuition
There is a $500 deposit - $250 due at the time of application and $250 due by July 31st. Students who begin an application after July 31st will need to submit the full $500 deposit at once. The deposit will be deducted from the total program cost when it is billed in January.
- Daily Breakfast
- Some additional meals
- International Emergency Medical & Trip Cancellation Insurance
- Global Studies Administrative Fee
- Carbon emissions off-set donation
|For this J-Term Global Studies Course, students will receive 3 credits, but will only be charged for one credit of tuition. The tuition charge is included in the estimate listed, but will appear separately on your bill.
April 13, 2018
Final Application Deadline:
October 1, 2018
Please note that all applications submitted before the Priority Application Deadline (April 13, 2018) will be reviewed between April 14 and May 4. Students who submit applications before April 13 will be notified of decisions before the end of Spring Semester. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the Priority Application Deadline for courses that have space remaining. A wait list is established when necessary.
||Please note that the United States Department of State has updated their travel advisories. Click here to see the updated information on the advisory levels for each of the countries this course will visit.