Global Health Concentration

The Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) created a Global Health Concentration in 2007, an enriched educational stream for globally conscious graduate nursing students, featuring curricula designed to prepare nurses for the challenges of working with diverse populations in limited resource environments.

Overview

In response to these realities, the McGill University Ingram School of Nursing has developed a concentration within the master’s degree program for students to pursue their interests in global health and Indigenous health– Global Health Concentration (GHC). This option, which is in alignment with the objectives of the MSc(A) program, is available both to Direct Entry (MSc(A) in Nursing - Global Health Direct Entry concentration) and Nurse Bachelor Entry (MSc(A) in Nursing - Global Health concentration) students. GHC provides students with global health content throughout the program. Students complete one semester in their final year in a global health placement where they will complete both clinical and project based components. This concentration is supported by the Global and Indigenous Health Nursing (GAIHN) Committee at the McGill Ingram School of Nursing.

In order to ensure sustainable equitable interactions that are mutually beneficial for students and the communities in which they work GAIHN is committed to designated partnership sites. At McGill ISON we emphasize that Global Health is health through a social justice lens thus Global Health issues arise locally in our city and province as well as internationally.

Currently our local partnership sites are located in Montreal (organizations working with people living in poverty and precarious situations), provincially in Rapid Lake, Winneway and Kuujjuaq (Indigenous Health sites) and Internationally in Tanzania, Colombia, India, and Haiti. These sites are subject to change depending on the yearly needs of the site. Students will be matched to a particular site based on their preferences and their fit for a given location in addition to the strength of their application.

The Global Health Concentration sets out to prepare nurses for the challenges of working with diverse populations in limited resource environments with a philosophy stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues and ethical dilemmas that arise through this work. It is based on a belief that we have much to learn from one another.

    Admission Requirements

    Global Health Concentration requirements

    The Ingram School of Nursing (through GAIHN) supports a concentration in Global Health (GHC). Students accepted into the Global Health Concentration are expected to:

    • Successfully complete the Global Health Direct Entry course of study (for DE students) or the Global Health Nurse Bachelor Entry (for NBE students) course of study.
    • Compete a pre-departure online module and attend the 1-day Global Health Pre-departure Workshop.
    • Be familiar with the contents of the Health Knows No Boundaries: A Nursing Students' Guide to International Health Involvement [.pdf]
    • Engage with visiting international students and faculty
    • Attend Re-Entry (REW) workshops upon their return to assist with reintegration
    • Contribute to GH learning at the School through presentation(s)/discussion(s) of the GH placement upon return

    and are encouraged to:

    • Attend and participate in McGill Nurses for Global Health (MNGH) and GAIHN Activities
    • Advocate on behalf of global health issues.

    Associated costs

    Students in the Global Health Concentration will have additional financial expenses including the cost of their GH placement (International sites are usually more costly), and any costs associated with communicating with Global Health Concentration Instructors and the Global Health Concentration coordinator throughout their studies.

    Application Process 

    To enter into the Global Health Concentration All applicants must upload the information required for entry into the regular Masters of Science (Applied) in Nursing Program and additionally the GHC specific application form on uApply specific (see Applying to Graduate Programs page for complete instructions).

    Important Dates

     
    • February 1st – deadline for the Master of Science (Applied) in Nursing application
    • February 1st (or the following Monday if it falls on a weekend) – deadline to upload the GHS application on uApply
    • April - Interviews with selected candidates
    • April - notification of decision to Nurse Bachelor Entry applicants
    • Interested students, global health experts interested in advising the School on this program, and those interested in acting as overseas placement mentors should feel free to contact us at:

      Jodi Tuck, Global Health Concentration Lead Jodi.tuck [at] mcgill.ca

    Course of Study - Direct Entry

    The Master of Science (Applied) Nursing - Global Health Direct Entry concentration provides students with global health content throughout their program of study, and students spend one semester taking clinical- and project-based courses in their final year in a global health placement site. This concentration is supported by the GAIHN committee of the Ingram School of Nursing. The 'Direct Entry' designation identifies this Global Health concentration for bachelor-prepared non-nurse students who complete their studies in Global Health.

    For more information about the Global Health concentration, click here.

    Course of Study

    MSc(A) Global Health Direct Entry applicants must first successfully complete the Qualifying Year in order to formally apply through uApply.

    Year 1

     

    Year 2

     

    Fall Term: Cr. Fall Term: Cr.
    NUR2 607 - Children's Nursing 3 NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2 6
    NUR2 609 - NursingCareofChildren&theirFam 3 NUR2 636 - Global Health Nursing Clinical 3
    NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1 3 NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning 3
    NUR2 623 - Clin.Assess.&Therapeutics 1 3    
    NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing 3    
    Credits per term: 15 Credits per term: 12
    Winter Term:   Winter Term:  
    IPEA 502 - Patient-Centred Care in Action 0    
    NUR2 516 - Perspectives on Global Health 3 NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing 3
    NUR2 610 - Ambulatory/Community Care 3 NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3 3
    NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing 3 NUR2 638 - Nursing in Critical Care 3
    NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1 3 NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice 3
    NUR2 634 - Clin. Assess. & Therapeutics 2 3    
    Credits per term: 15 Credits per term: 12
    Summer Term:      
    NUR2 616 - Advanced Clinical Skills 4    
    Credits per term: 4    

    Course of Study - Nurse Bachelor Entry

     

    The Master of Science (Applied) Nursing - Global Health concentration sets out to prepare students for challenges of working with diverse populations in limited-resource environments with a philosophy stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues, and ethical dilemmas that arise through this work.  This concentration is offered on a full-time as well as part-time basis.

    Course of Study

    Full-Time Studies

    Year 1

     

    Year 2

     
    Fall Term: Cr. Fall Term: Cr.
    NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing 3 NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2 6
    NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1 3 NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning 3
    NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1 3 NUR2 636 - Global Health Nursing Clinical 3

    NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

    OR equivalent

    3    
    Credits per term: 12 Credits per term: 12
    Winter Term:   Winter Term:  
    NUR2 516 - Perspectives on Global Health 3 NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing 3
    NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing 3 NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3 3
    NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2 3 NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice 3
    NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1 3 Selected Complementary Course 3
    Credits per term: 12 Credits per term: 12

    Part-Time Studies

    Year 1

     

    Year 2

     
    Fall Term: Cr. Fall Term: Cr.
    NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1 3 NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2 6

    NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

    OR equivalent

    3 NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning 3
        NUR2 636 - Global Health Nursing Clinical 3
    Credits per term: 6 Credits per term: 12
    Winter Term:   Winter Term:  
    NUR2 516 - Perspectives on Global Health 3 NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3 3
    NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1 3    
    Credits per term: 6 Credits per term: 3

     

     

     

     

    Year 3

     

    Year 4

     
    Fall Term: Cr. Fall Term: Cr.
    NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing 3 NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing 3
    NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1 3    
    Credits per term: 6 Credits per term: 3
    Winter Term:   Winter Term:  
    NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing 3 Selected complementary graduate course 3
    NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2 3 NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice 3
    Credits per term: 6 Credits per term: 6
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