Letter from the Assistant Dean
The world is truly a global village, and the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UABSON) is committed to promoting global health opportunities in research, education, and service for students and faculty. In order to be effective health-care providers in the 21st century, it is essential that nurses have an appreciation and awareness of cross-cultural and global influences on health. Strategies to promote student awareness of global and international health issues include study-abroad programs, short-term immersion experiences in international settings, and incorporation of global-health perspectives and content throughout the nursing curriculum. Teaching and scholarship programs of faculty are strengthened by partnerships with international colleagues, and such partnerships also bring opportunities for faculty service to address global-health needs.
This section of the UABSON Web site presents information about many of the exciting international programs and activities within the School of Nursing including the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on International Nursing, global partnerships of the School of Nursing, international and global health initiatives of students and faculty, links to international programs and resources at UAB, and links to international nursing and health organizations. I trust that as you navigate our Web site, you will find what you are seeking and come to know us better.
Lynda Law Wilson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Assistant Dean for International Affairs,
Deputy Director for PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre on International Nursing
Associate Director for Nursing Programs, UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health
Listen to Dr. Lynda Wilson discuss International Affairs/Activities in Nursing at UAB