On April 8, 2019, Senior Instructor of Clinical Teaching Pamela Prag (MS, MPH, CNM) presented during Grand Rounds about the value in educating students to be global health citizens. Global health is "an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide" (Koplan, 2009). Prag's presentation titled, "Preparing the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders and Global Health Citizens" highlighted CU Nursing's global health values: collaboration in partnership development, sustainability in project development, academic rigor in coursework offered, diversity and inclusion with regard to student/faculty involvement, capacity building in all project partnerships, and service, practice, research and teaching.
Prag summarizes the importance of educating on global health to four key points: 1) Equips student to live in highly interconnected times, 2) Builds capacity for students to develop collaborative skills, 3) Students are better equipped for success in the workplace, 4) Develops innovative problem-solving skills. Global immersion experiences have been described as seminal events that richly illustrate many aspects of transformative learning.
The three common methodologies for teaching global health are long-term exchange programs (research focused), short-term immersion experiences (clinical focused), and homestay programs (language acquisition focused). During CU Nursing Global Health programs, the college aims to develop partnerships that are sustainable and strategic, while mutually beneficial for the students, professors, clinics, and disenfranchised populations.
Prag emphasized, "Global health experiences allow students to enter a transformational learning process by disrupting their status quo and facilitating the development of health professionals better equipped to address present and future health challenges. Providing students competency training as global health citizens empowers them to act as leaders and facilitate improvements in health care both domestically and beyond our geographic borders."
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Katherine's Bio (PDF)
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