National League for Nursing Publishes Vision for Strengthening Nursing Education for Global Health Engagement

Global Vision

“Nurses today require a world view and must share a commitment to engage in culturally responsive health care, both nationally and internationally.” – NLN President Dr. Anne Bavier

The National League for Nursing believes that nursing education must include engagement with, not just fleeting exposure to, multiple perspectives on global health issues, including emerging public health concerns and diverse cultural beliefs and practices.

Observed NLN president Anne Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, “Being a global citizen has become part of the contemporary professional role. Nurses today require a world view and must share a commitment to engage in culturally responsive health care, both nationally and internationally.”

As noted in the recently released vision statement, Expanding US Nursing Education for Global Health Engagement: “Rapidly increasing globalization has implications for nursing education and nursing practice. Linking global and local learning has become increasingly relevant to community engagement…Nurse educators have escalating opportunities to prepare students for engagement with vulnerable populations such as indigenous peoples, immigrants, refugees, and migrants, who tend to have the poorest health outcomes.”

Recommendations for administrative leadership, nurse faculty, and the National League for Nursing that conclude the NLN Vision Statement encompass education, practice, research, and policy. They are designed to guide increased development of nursing education in global engagement.

“This latest entry in the NLN Vision Series was co-created by President Bavier, the NLN Center for Diversity and Global Initiatives led by its director Dr. Virginia W. Adams, a team of global scholars, and the NLN…

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