Global Health Track

The Global Health track is designed to prepare students to serve global populations both internationally and domestically as clinicians, educators, scholars, and policy makers. In the track, students are exposed to a range of global health concepts through interdisciplinary didactic course work and through their global health clinical and scholarly activities.

All students in the track take two approved graduate-level courses in global health from a pre-selected list curated from Yale schools or departments. Students must also complete a minimum of 60 additional clinical hours either in an international setting with YSN-approved preceptors or in a domestic site serving global populations by enrolling in Clinical Practice I and II for Global Health Track (NURS 6230 and NURS 6240).

Domestic experiences with local resettlement and reintegration organizations are also available as clinical opportunities. These experiences include developing and presenting educational programs to groups of refugees, immigrants, or asylum seekers; creating training materials for resettlement agencies; or serving as a cultural companion or health navigator for newly arrived families.

The track is open to students in their first year of specialty study in the M.S.N. program. Enrollment is limited. Students are encouraged to complete a track application in the fall term of their first specialty year. Specialty faculty recommendation is required. Students are also strongly advised to discuss their interests with the YSN global health clinical coordinator or the associate dean for global health and equity prior to applying to the Global Health track.

Track coordinator: Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, MSN, PCPNP-BC