Global Health Certificate Program

VUSN Students in Haiti



Graduate Certificate in Global Health
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health offers a Graduate Certificate in Global Health for which all graduate and professional students are eligible. The certificate requires the Foundations of Global Health or Foundational Skills in Global Health course, a variety of elective courses, and a practicum. 

To learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, visit:

If you are interested in completing the certificate, please contact Dr. Carol Ziegler at Tuition assistance may be available to interested students.


Monday, October 12

Do you want to change the world? Want to win a million dollars to help you do it?

Learn about the Hult Prize. This is an organization that encourages teams of interdisciplinary students from universities around the world to solve the planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. In the past two years, Vanderbilt teams have been selected out of thousands of submissions to compete in the regional competition in San Francisco - exciting stuff! This year the challenge is about "crowded urban spaces."


How can you get involved? Vanderbilt is hosting a Hult@ competition, which is an on-campus event where a minimum of ten teams from the university will compete to send a winner directly to the Regional Finals. It would great to see nursing students on these teams. We have a unique perspective to offer based on our training and experiences! Later in October, there will be an "team-forming" event to help people meet each other. I will send more information about that once it is announced.


If you are interested in learning more about the Hult Prize or joining a team, please email Kelsey Moore or Matt Inbusch.


Thursday, Sept 17
The Nicaragua group is having a poster presentation on Thursday, September 17, at Light Hall from 12:00-1:00pm.


Update: See the posters from the Nicaragua session.


Applications for the Nichols Fund will open on October 1


The Nichols Humanitarian Fund was established in 2006 by the E.C. and Lucile Hamby Nichols Trust, and by Edward C. Nichols, Jr. (JD ’70) and his wife, Janice Nichols. The Fund enables students to volunteer for domestic or international humanitarian service opportunities by making support available for educational, travel, and living expenses during their time of service.The Fund distributes awards based on merit and need to Vanderbilt students to pay the expenses of their humanitarian activities.

Students are encouraged to develop their own service opportunities in communities where they can work to address an area of need. In past years, students have served in communities all over the world, including Australia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, New Orleans, and India.


In the fall semester, applications are available to fund service projects that will be implemented during the summer academic break. Applications become available on October 1st and are due November 15th. If you have any questions about the Nichols Humanitarian Fund or the award application process, please contact Erika Larson in Vanderbilt University’s Office of Active Citizenship and Service at


CSIS Webinar: Meeting the Challenges of Global Polio Eradication - Sept 28, 2015

The CSIS webinar will take placce on Monday, September 28th from 8:30 to 2:30. If interested, students can register here for online access:


Informational Session - August 31, 2015

The VUSN Faculty Global Health Special Interest Group will host an informational session to discuss VUSN's global health opportunities for students on August 31st from noon to 1 in AX 167.


August 18, 2015

Upcoming Global Health Nursing Conference: Call for Abstracts.


Call for Applications for Global Health Internship
Wuqu' Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance is seeking a medical student, physician assistant student, or nurse practitioner student to carry out diverse activities related to chronic disease care in Guatemala for an 8-12 month internship beginning after June 1, 2016.

Please visit the following link for the internship description and instructions for application:


June 2, 2015

The IGH Global Health Certificate Requirements have been updated. View the IGH website for more information.


March 25, 2015

Congratulations to Emily DuBois Hollander (NMW-FNP Dual) and Yvonne Carter (FNP) , who were selected for the Frist Global Health Leaders Program!

Emily DuBois Hollander

Yvonne Carter