About Us

The Global Initiatives team at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is a leader in nursing practice, education and research. Global Initiatives is committed to advancing nursing practice around the world with a focus on international partnerships and collaboration.

Our work spans six continents through practice, education, and research program. Global Initiatives delivers high-quality research, enhances clinical and preventative care, and fosters active learning and teaching through collaboration among faculty, students, researchers, patients and targeted populations. We currently have programs in 15 countries and historical experience in an additional 13, and collaborate with NYU campuses in Shanghai and Ghana.



Our mission is to conduct research and implement programs that address health disparities, inform clinical practice and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in the US and throughout the world. We promote translational science through generating, disseminating, and using knowledge for policy and practice. 


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Nurses are well-positioned to conduct global health research and programming because nurses provide the preponderance of care everywhere.  And in our interconnected world, global health is local health.