The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, is a contributing member of the PAATCHH Consortium and is an emerging global leader nursing education. Its nursing programs, currently under the leadership of Martha N. Hill, seek to prepare nurses to work globally in any area of the world.
The school reaches both graduate and undergraduate students through courses such as “Around the World: Preparing for Global Nursing,” “Health Emergencies in Large Populations,” and “Forensic Nurse’s Role in Mass Casualty/Disaster Response.” Another course, in undergraduate public health nursing, includes an international clinical component, bringing students to Haiti to work in collaboration with local NGOs.
This student engagement is mirrored in faculty engagement through research in multiple countries. Currently, School of Nursing faculty are conducting research on the subject of gender-based violence (GBV) in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo well as in the Virgin Islands (in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC)). Within the greater Johns Hopkins community, the School of Nursing also collaborates with the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through on-the-ground work.