At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we embrace the opportunity to share our nursing expertise with under-resourced communities around the globe. The Department of Nursing’s culturally competent programs not only impact our global patients by delivering long lasting care, but also provide education for the BWH nursing community as a whole.
Through our International Nurse Visitor Program, BWH hosts nurses from Haiti, pairing them with BWH nurse mentors. This collaborative effort between the Regis College School of Nursing, BWH, Partners In Health and Haiti’s Ministry of Health and State University is offered to visiting Haitian nurses enrolled in the Regis Master’s of Nursing program and aims to improve access to quality health care in Haiti by advancing nursing education. BWH also hosts nurses from other nations, such as China.
Working in partnership with Partners HealthCare International and Partners In Health, more than 100 BWH nurses volunteer their time and expertise in global settings each year to support and strengthen global nursing and nursing education efforts in Haiti, India, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda and other locations. BWH nurses have also published articles and research studies about their global nursing efforts in peer-reviewed nursing journals.