The University of Iowa College of Nursing is involved in a number of global health initiatives.

Hawkeyes in Haiti, for example, is a joint project between the Henry B. Tippie College of Business and the College of Nursing that helps communities create self-sustaining health care clinics that delivers high quality patient-centered primary care, health promotion, training and education.

In April 2018, the College of Nursing, for the first time, integrated global health practice experience into the curriculum. This new arrangement provides an opportunity for undergraduate nursing students to complete their community and population health rotation in eSwatini, Africa. This initiative greatly enriches students’ education by gaining perspective of the health and human similarities, and differences, in a country with the highest HIV infection rate and where two-thirds of the population lives in extreme poverty.

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers a chance to experience another culture firsthand, providing insights to how beliefs and values can influence health care choices. Study abroad to enhance your academic perspective and gain valuable experience for post-graduation life!

Study Abroad
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Global Health Faculty

University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty are immersed in several global health initiatives that help communities create self-sustaining health care clinics. Faculty also work with nursing students to help them complete their community and population health practicum, delivering high quality patient-centered primary care, health promotion, training and education.

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Visiting Scholars

The College of Nursing’s Visiting Scholar Program offers unique opportunities for select scholars. Students and faculty interact closely with the scholars through their research in an attempt to analyze and understand the complex and shifting health care landscape. Visiting Scholars have commonly led, or significantly contributed to major initiatives in health care practice or policy.

Visiting Scholars

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Keela Herr

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Title/Position
Kelting Professor in Nursing Emerita, Associate Dean for Faculty, Co-Director, Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence
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Brenda Van Dee, (she/her/hers)

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Admin Services Specialist