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 in an international setting with YSN-approved preceptors by enrolling in Clinical Practice I and II for Global Health Track (NURS 6230 and NURS 6240).

Students enrolled in the Global Health Track will have opportunities to enhance their advanced practice nursing education through structured engagement with Yale School of Nursing’s partner institutions and community organizations located in various international settings, including China, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Panama and Uganda.

There are three primary objectives of the global health experience:

  1. Develop a deeper awareness and understanding of health issues experienced by global populations.

  2. Identify social determinants of health, including climate change, that impacts local families.

  3. Provide students opportunities to incorporate a  human development approach to addressing global and planetary health issues.

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. 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: Zhao Ni, PhD, BMedSci, RN