Change the World and Your Life

Apply for a Global Health Education Program Trip

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.*

Scholarship Opportunity

Apply for the Global Health Education Program Scholarship through the Empower Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Application

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

    Access the student application (PDF) or visit my.chamberlain.edu

  2. Complete and Send Application

    Complete the application and email to globalhealthprogram@chamberlain.edu

  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
  • Copy of Degree Works
  • 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

Upcoming
Service Projects

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Brazil-Salvador

January/February 2020
Nan Masterson, EdD, MPH, RN
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 10-12 nursing students

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

Accepting applications now through September 2019 (or until full whichever comes first).

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Kenya

March 2020
Sheri Sawchuck, DNP, MSN, NP-C, APRN
Visiting Professor: Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN (r), RN
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 20 nursing students

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

Accepting applications September 2019 through December 2019 (or until full whichever comes first).

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Brazil – Recife/Caruaru

May 2020
Nan Masterson, EdD, MPH, RN
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 20 nursing students

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

Accepting applications November 2019 through February 2020 (or until full whichever comes first).

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Kenya

September 2020
Sheri Sawchuk, DNP, MSN, NP-C, APRN
Visiting Professor: Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN (r), RN
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 20 nursing students

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

Accepting applications March 2020 through June 2020 (or until full whichever comes first).

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India

November 2020
Nan Masterson, EdD, MPH, RN
Length of Trip: Two Weeks
Open to 20 nursing students

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

Accepting applications May 2020 through August 2020 (or until full whichever comes first).

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Student Disability Accommodations

If you wish to request accommodation for a disability or impairment, contact the Office of Student Disability Services at adaofficer@chamberlain.edu 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.

Accommodation Request FAQs

If I require an accommodation due to a disability, what do I need to do if I am selected?
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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

Professor Emeritus, Global Health Education Program

Our Faculty

  • View Bio Sheri Sawchuk
    Dean, International Studies
    Sheri Sawchuk DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNE
    Sheri Sawchuk
    Dean, International Studies
    Sheri Sawchuk, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, 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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    Associate Professor, Global Health Education Program
    Ann "Nan" Masterson EdD, MPH, RN
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    Associate Professor, Global Health Education Program
    Ann "Nan" Masterson, EdD, MPH, RN