Columbia University School of Nursing - Global Information & Opportunities for CUSON Graduates

Opportunities and Resources for CUSON Graduates & Faculty

Oppprtunities for CUSON Graduates


Online Course: Primary Health Care in Low Resource Countries
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Volunteer Opportunity
Maternity hospital in Somaliland seeking volunteers to train new midwifes to send out into communities across the country. This is only for volunteers with medical experience. For more information, go to

Volunteer Opportunity
Based on the needs identified by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica, Holy Mount Zion Church in the Bronx is looking for nurses to volunteer in their healthcare mission projects in Jamaica. Nursing skills needed include patient assessment, care plans, interventions, health education, disease prevention and follow-up.

Contact Holy Mount Zion for more information:
3327 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467

The University of Sheffield is now a host institution for Fulbright Scholars and the Fulbright Commission US Scholar Awards for 2013-14 are now open. US Scholar Awards offer US academics and professionals the chance to undertake research or research and teaching at any accredited UK higher education institution. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. As well as an All-disciplines award there are also specific partner awards, one of which is with Sheffield.

If you know of any US scholars or professionals that would be interested in coming to Sheffield through the Fulbright programme to contribute to research and/or teaching then please pass this information on to them.

Fulbright Awards offer generous financial support for academic projects in the UK. Additionally, Fulbright scholars in the UK are invited to participate in a wide range of events, and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities and support provided by the Fulbright Commission. Fulbright scholars also benefit from an extensive range of alumni and global networking opportunities after their exchange.

The application deadline is Wednesday, August 1 2012. For eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions please consult the Fulbright Commission webpages:

The School of Nursing encourages its graduates to develop an understanding of global health issues and participate in volunteer opportunities to deliver care.

Faculty and graduates are also utilized as preceptors for CUSON students during selected global placements. Please contact Jennifer Smith ( if interested.

The following are selected sites that list volunteer opportunities.  By listing these links here, the SON does not confer recommendation of support of any of these agencies.

Johnson & Johnson Funded Project in Kenya: Two 3-month all-expense paid volunteer opportunities
Please click HERE for details.

Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences

Midwives for Haiti

Circle of Health International

Nurse Together

International Medical Volunteers Abroad

Sigma Theta Tau International Opportunities

Doctors Without Borders

Nurses With a Purpose

Global Volunteer Network

Peace Care


PANMCC Contact List

International SOS, (ISOS)

ISOS is one of the world's largest medical and security assistance company with more than 3,000 professionals in 24-hour Alarm Centers, international clinics and remote-site medical facilities across five continents. The service supplements and integrates with Columbia University emergency services, procedures and policies in the event of an evacuation and repatriation or immediate medical intervention.

ISOS is contracted by Columbia University to provide special emergency service to employees who travel abroad for study, research, work projects, or other University business (itinerary will be requested).

Employees who travel abroad for leisure also have the opportunity to receive a group membership discount of 20% on services outside of their medical coverage (if necessary).

For details regarding program features, pre-travel information and membership, please contact ISOS directly at 215-942-8226, or visit their website:

MEDEX Travel Assistance

MEDEX Travel Assistance is a service that is integrated in our group life insurance policy, The Standard. Similar to ISOS, MEDEX Travel Assistant provides medical and emergency evacuation assistance to protect you and your family while on business, study abroad or vacation. With 30+ years in the business and 59,000 providers and resources around the world, MEDEX is experienced in helping international travelers and their families.

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