The Global Health Program supports global health nursing education, research and service programs at UH Manoa Nursing. Key aims of the program are to integrate global health nursing into curriculum, support a global health nursing research program, and maintain an international nursing continuing education program. The Global Health Program team includes Dr. Lorrie Wong, Dr. Alice Tse, Gary Glauberman and Michele Bray and are assisted by additional nursing and interprofessional faculty and staff as needed.

Ongoing Activities

Global Health Program for Visitors from Abroad

The Global Health Program and the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center partner to host international faculty and students for experiential visits to the school. Programs are customized to meet need and are approximately one to ten days in length. They developed to include experiences in simulation education, culture of Hawaii, nursing in the U.S., global health, and other topics as requested.

Study Abroad Program

Nursing students are eligible to participate in the Manoa International Exchange Program. Most students participate during the summer months. There is a wide variety of countries to choose from for study abroad and college credit may be earned during the experience.

International Clinical Practicum Experiences

For Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students, there are opportunities to engage in clinical practicum experiences in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. In this setting, students gain primary care practice clinical experience in low resource settings.

International Consultation Services

Faculty provide consultation services to many international organizations including the World Health Organization, International Council of Nurses and Ministries of Health in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Global Research and Scholarship

Faculty and students engage in research and scholarship in the international setting and are members of important international nursing organizations including American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council, World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

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