Global Impact

Take DUSON to the world and bring the world to DUSON.

We live in a diverse and global community and at Duke, we believe it is vitally important to cultivate nurse leaders who are culturally sensitive, aware of current and emerging health needs and poised to address health disparities locally, nationally and globally. 

Ranked 20th in the world, Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), continues to build upon our legacy as a global leader in nursing education, research and clinical practice. Whether you are a student who is looking to gain a global perspective on health care, or a scholar who would like to come and further your research at Duke, we have tailor-made experiences to ensure our students, researchers, clinicians and faculty gain global perspectives on health care.

As a Duke nursing student, you will have access to global clinical/cultural immersion experiences that offer unique opportunities to expand your understanding of the world, and deepen your knowledge of community health and wellness issues. Each of our global experiences is developed with course faculty to meet specific program and academic objectives to complement your development and learning. Students in our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) and Masters of Science in Nursing Programs are eligible to participate in these unique educational experiences.

One of the exciting ways we bring the world to DUSON is through "Exploring Global Patterns of Health and Illness," a two-week course offered each summer where international nursing faculty and students and Duke ABSN students come together to examine the impact of the social determinants of health through both a global and local community health lens.

Our Office of Global Affairs and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) is the center of our global outreach efforts and their team is working to expand and develop unique academic and cultural opportunities for our students.

At Duke, our global activities not only amplify the School's mission, but also positively impact nursing and health care delivery worldwide.

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