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