Change the World and Your Life

Advance your nursing skills as you venture beyond the classroom and local community and gain clinical experience through a full spectrum social and cause-related nursing service trips. See firsthand the impact possible as you personally contribute to transforming healthcare delivery at a global level.

The Global Health Education Project can be done in place of the Multiculturalism in Healthcare - Special Populations course requirement, so students can receive course credit as well as the educational experience of a lifetime.*

This is your chance to:

  • Expand your education and gain a deeper understanding of cultural and socioeconomic differences.
  • Travel internationally
  • Earn up to seven credit hours for NR-441: Community Health Nursing - International and INT-351: Multiculturalism in Healthcare-Special Populations** (3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program students only)

*The Global Health Education Program is subject to availability based on campus location.
**INT351 Multiculturalism in Healthcare-Special Populations available only to students currently enrolled in the 129 curriculum.

How to Apply

  1. Download the Application

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  2. Complete and Send Application

    Complete the application and email to

  3. Double-check full requirements

    Confirm that you meet Chamberlain's pre-licensure requirements

Pre-Licensure Student Application Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program students must have successfully completed NR-324/NR-325
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • In-person interview with Global Health Education Program Experience lead faculty

Alumni Application Requirements

Faculty Application Requirement

  • Permission from Campus President
  • Employed with Chamberlain for a minimum of one year
  • Complete and submit this application/questionnaire

I came prepared to change lives and left having changed my own.


BSN Student

Service Projects

Chamberlain College of Nursing Service Trip to Kenya: 2011


June 2018
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to a minimum of eight nursing students | $3,000

This two-week experience will be spent working in urban and rural areas, partnered with local nursing students working in a variety of clinical settings.

Application Deadline: FULL - No longer accepting applications
Chamberlain College of Nursing Students Trip to Kenya: 2011


September 2018
Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN, RN
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 20-25 nursing students | $3,400

This intense two-week experience will be spent working in the urban area of Nairobi and the plains of Africa. Clinical days will include home visits and education symposium. Experience will culminate with a safari.

Application Deadline: Accepting applications until trip is full


November 2018
Lead Faculty: Sheri Sawchuk, MSN, RN, CNE
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 20-25 nursing students | $3,300

This intense two week experience will be spent working in the leper colonies of India.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018, or until trip is full
Note: Dates are subject to change. Comprehensive consumer information is available at

Student Disability Accommodations

If you wish to request accommodation for a disability or impairment, contact the Office of Student Disability Services at upon acceptance into the Global Health Education Program.

If a student needs to request an accommodation to get through the application process or to participate in the Global Health Education Program he/she should reach out to the Office of Student Disability Services.

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Students think they’re going to help save the world, but they come away receiving more than they ever could have given – a greater confidence in their abilities and a real sense of purpose.

Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN (r), RN

Chair, Global Health Education Program Professor

Our Faculty

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    Chair, Global Health Education Program
    Susan Fletcher EdD, MSN (r), RN
    Chair, Global Health Education Program
    Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN (r), RN

    Dr. Susan Fletcher serves as chair of the Global Health Education Program for Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dr. Fletcher developed Chamberlain’s international and multicultural nursing program and frequently leads nursing students on international nursing service projects to India, Brazil, Kenya, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Philippines.

    Dr. Fletcher previously served as a professor at Chamberlain’s St. Louis campus and taught nursing courses for Regis University in Denver. She has received the DeVry PRIDE Award and Chamberlain’s “Doing Well by Doing Good” Award. Dr. Fletcher was a finalist for Nursing Spectrum’s 2010 Nursing Excellence Program in the category of Community Service and was also nominated for the Dorland Health People Awards in the Public Health Nursing category.

    Dr. Fletcher is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National League for Nursing, the American Public Health Association and the Vincent DePaul Society. She also has served on the boards of the Autonomous Case Management, Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministry, Positive Family Enterprises and Epiphany Health Ministry.

    She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an emphasis in community health from St. Louis University and a Doctor of Education in adult education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

  • View Bio Sheri Sawchuk
    Assistant Professor BSN Degree Program
    Sheri Sawchuk MSN, RN, PHN, CNE
    Sheri Sawchuk
    Assistant Professor BSN Degree Program
    Sheri Sawchuk, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE
    Sheri Sawchuk is an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 18 years of experience in nursing practice, clinical work and education to the position. In this role, Sawchuk organizes and leads BSN students on several Global Health Education Program experiences every year. She also participates in ongoing research and planning for future Global Health Education Program experiences.

    Prior to joining Chamberlain, Sawchuk was the clinic nurse supervisor at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, California. Her previous experience includes hospice registered nurse (RN) at St. Francis Healthcare Systems, clinic nurse and case manager at Kalihi-Palama Health Care Center, and clinical RN in the urgent care unit at Queen’s Health Care Center, all in Honolulu, Hawaii; and surgical clinic and float RN at The Doctor’s Clinic of Bremerton in Washington. Her academic experience includes serving as nursing faculty in the BSN program at Biola University. Additionally, she served in a leadership position as the medical director at Samaritan’s Purse, an International Relief organization.

    Sawchuk is a member of several professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. She has traveled the world to participate in several volunteer projects including trips to Liberia to assist during the Ebola outbreak and disaster relief in Honduras.

    Sawchuk earned a BSN from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain. She is currently working toward earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Missouri- Columbia. Sawchuk is licensed to practice nursing in the states of Hawaii, Washington and California.

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