College of Nursing

Student Opportunities

The MUSC College of Nursing in partnership with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) has launched a Virtual Global health training opportunity. ABSN students (3rd and 4th semester) and DNP students (residency) with a genuine interest in global health and in caring for underserved populations are encouraged to apply. The training will provide students with a strong knowledge base in global health issues and goals, policy development, healthcare systems, and leadership education in cultural competency.

 Nursing students with local Indian staff.

The 10-day training is designed for nursing students to gain an immersive experience in a diverse range of global health topics and work with an inter-professional team at various FIMRC sites in foreign countries through a virtual platform. Topics relate to the global burden of disease, social determinants of health, ethical considerations, essential nursing care practices and challenges worldwide, monitoring of non-communicable diseases, and clinical services. Other site-specific topics will be added as needed.

Nursing student takes a blood sample from a patient in India.

This breadth of knowledge will empower students to advance their nursing career goals and lead efforts to address the needs of medically underserved and vulnerable populations both locally and internationally.

The experience also includes virtual clinical observation opportunities at the international sites, case study investigations and discussions, thematic article readings/discussions, weekly roundups, and project development and implementation that will directly impact the foreign site initiatives. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in local foreign language classes, virtual country-specific cooking, excursion, and homestay tours for complete cultural immersion.

Indian clinic staff assist patients.

Additionally, the College of Nursing will also partner with FIMRC to offer in-person global health travel opportunities to nursing students providing a hands-on experience in global health and are hopeful to resume those programs in the coming year when travel restrictions are lifted.

Contact the College of Nursing for additional information.