We live in a world where ancient tribal cures hold fresh interest for modern researchers and healers; where a poultry virus in Asia ignites concern for a global pandemic; where civil wars in Africa generate refugees in Virginia; where teams of health care providers are dispatched quickly worldwide to provide relief in times of disaster; and where the Web can offer prevention and treatment information anywhere to anyone able to access it.
We are enthusiastic about preparing our nursing students to embrace both the challenges and the exciting opportunities of our global community and to be enriched by programs that involve them with the people, cultures, and healthcare of our neighbors worldwide. We especially value programs that intertwine education, research, practice and service.
Pictured: Nursing and other UVA students with community members summer of 2012 working with the
Water & Health In Limpopo (WHIL), South Africa, project.
The School of Nursing Global Initiatives were featured in the Spring 2012 Legacy. Read through the five page spread to get a snapshot of the work our alumni, faculty, and students are doing abroad, and to get an idea of the global opportunities available at the School.