Nurses worldwide provide 80–90% of care to individuals in many underserved areas, yet it remains extremely difficult for nurses to get the broad-based experience and education that allows them to provide care for vulnerable populations in various cultural backgrounds around the globe.

To address this issue, the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, in conjunction with clinicians at the world-renowned Partners In Health, has created two certificates in Global Health Nursing that will begin in the fall of 2013. A 9-credit fully online Certificate of Completion is available for RNs with a baccalaureate degree or higher and a 15-credit Certificate of Advanced Study is available for master’s-prepared students. Both programs have flexible schedules to accommodate working professionals.