Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.


Nursing Students

Expand your world and your skills with global health

You can develop your skills in global health both in Canada and overseas as a Dalhousie nursing student. Opportunities include:

Practicum placements

International practicum placements are available in various countries throughout the year. These group programs, organized by the GHO, are a great way to learn more about global health abroad while working in an interprofessional setting.

Planning your global health practicum placement requires a lot of preparation. Use the pre-departure planning checklist to get started.

Applying to the Global Health Office is one of your first steps.

All students participating in international practicum placements must complete pre-departure training to help you prepare no matter where you're travelling for your international practicum.

Advocates in Global Health Certificate

The Advocates in Global Health Certificate is a one-year program that encourages and recognizes your involvement in global health “outside the classroom”. The certificate includes mentorship, public engagement, leadership development, community service learning, volunteer work and enhancing skills.

Global health mini-course

Are you looking for an interprofessional mini-course? The GHO has partnered with the Faculty of Health and is offering a course for the 2017 fall term.  Please register for Mini-Course O - Global Health Through an Ethical Lens today.

Student-led global health opportunities

There are also student-led global health opportunities in nursing. Contact the Dalhousie School of Nursing Global Health Committee (DSON GHC) to learn more.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships 

For more information on this scholarship opportunity for Graduate Nursing Students please visit our Queen Elizabeth Scholars page.


Don’t see what you’re looking for? We have special events and activities that come up throughout the year.

Before you complete your education at Dalhousie, there are ways that you can begin to nurture your interest in global health education.  Our faculty members are renowned leaders in Global Health research and practice both locally and internationally.  

Faculty Research Topics

Dr. Megan Aston
Associate Professor
Email: megan.aston@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.6376

  • Maternal child and infant health
  • Public health nursing
  • Feminist post-structuralism
Dr. Amy Bombay
Assistant Professor
Email: amy.bombay@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.2225
  • Aboriginal Health

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Associate Director, Research and International Affairs & Professor
Email: gail.tomblin.murphy@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.2228

  • Needs-based health human resources planning
  • Needs-based estimation models
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Testing health service delivery models on outcome
Dr. Ingrid Waldron
Associate Professor
Email: iwaldron@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.4267
  • Social aetiology of mental illness

For more information about these and other opportunities, please contact:

Said Msabaha, program manager, GHO
Email: said.msabaha@dal.ca