Make an impact globally


At the University of Michigan, nursing practice and global outreach begin on campus and extend around the world. We believe that global health doesn’t only happen somewhere else. It’s part of communities at home. That’s why almost all UMSN students and faculty members have global nursing experiences, whether it’s videoconferencing with peers in Haiti, India, and Botswana; learning Spanish for health care professionals online and in Mexico; or improving maternal and newborn outcomes through research and training in sub-Saharan Africa.


Outreach through Practice

Clinical practice is an integral component of UMSN’s mission. Our faculty and students are actively involved in efforts to improve patient outcomes through high quality care and health promotion.

A significant number of UMSN faculty members maintain an active nursing practice. Because of their engagement in this ever-evolving field, they are uniquely situated to help advance the nursing profession through the integration of practice, research, and education, and to model expert, innovative nursing care. UMSN has innovative partnerships with hospitals, clinics, and community organizations to:

  • Provide high quality, direct patient care through creative nurse-community partnerships

  • Design and implement bold new models and solutions for the health care system

  • Create infrastructure and incentives for faculty to discover, engage in, and enhance their evidence-based practice

Read a letter from the Dean regarding faculty practice at the U-M School of Nursing. 

See Practice Initiatives to learn more about the local and international locations where UMSN faculty are practicing. 


Global Outreach

UMSN’s Office of Global Outreach (OGO) works to facilitate and support student and faculty learning, research, and service all over the world. 


See the international partnerships and activities of the School of Nursing and its faculty.


Information about the U-M School of Nursing as a designated PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center.


Provides initial insights into global health research and teaching opportunities as well as important sources of information for preparing to depart on a global experience.


Step-by-step instructions and guidance for students seeking to enrich their educational experience through study and service abroad.



Jody R. Lori, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Director, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center


Leslie Davis, PhD
Program Director, Office of Global Outreach


Jesica Pedroza, MS
Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator, Office of Global Outreach


Rebecca Fritts
Administrative AssistantOffice of Global Outreach


For general inquiries, please call the Office of Global Outreach at (734) 936-2705 (Fax: (734) 615-9771). The mailing address for the office is 400 North Ingalls, Suite 3320, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482.

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