The 2021 Global Student Clinical Experience
Breaking Boundaries, Virtually
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, Columbia University School of Nursing understands that global collaboration and equity is more important than ever to our commitment to providing the highest quality of nursing education. Travel restrictions and closures are not a deterrent to expanding collaboration and learning from each other.
With the constant support and dedication of our global partners, Columbia Nursing transformed our Global Student Clinical Experience into a virtual program for Spring 2021. For five weeks, 44 selected MDE students learned virtually with faculty, nurses and midwives, and students from 10 different global sites: the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jordan, Malawi, Italy, Nepal, China, Israel, and The Gambia.
From May 3rd to June 4th, 2021, Columbia Nursing students participated in weekly lectures and engaged in vibrant discussions with our global partners and their teams on the differences and similarities in health care systems, policies, challenges, and the role of nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With deep gratitude to our global colleagues, we offer you an overview of the MDE students' global virtual experiences and recordings of their final projects.
View an introduction from Jennifer E. Dohrn, DNP, CNM, FAAN, assistant dean of global initiatives, on the Spring 2021 virtual program and the projects developed by the 44 MDE students.
Virtual Global Projects
View presentations of the projects developed by Columbia Nursing students in collaboration with 10 global clinical partners.
Partner site: The Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Medicine, Jinan, China
- Western medical approaches and the integration of traditional Chinese medicine: Management of hypertension
- Western medical approaches and the integration of traditional Chinese medicine: Lung cancer
By MDE students: Michelle Grader, Hayley Greene, Elise Manzanillo, Arias Abbruzzi Davis, Leanna Wei, Sophie Meade, and Kelly Wong
Faculty liaison: Wen-Chiao Peng, DNP, ACNP-BC
Partner site: La Clínica de Familia, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Project: Healthcare Behaviors and Attitudes Among Male Adolescents in the Dominican Republic
By MDE students: Genesys Duran, Sara Mittleberg, Talita Campos, and Angela Simpson
Faculty liaison: Kathleen Mullen, DNP, RN, CNE
Partner sites: Pencils of Promise in Ho and St. Anthony’s Hospital, Dzodze, Ghana
Project: Menstruation Education, Myths, and Taboos
By MDE students: Nadia Hassan and Jamie Wells
Faculty liaison: Mary Moran, MS, FNP, MPH, RN, CCRN
Partner site: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Be’er Sheva, Israel
Project: Multicultural Women's Health in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
By MDE students: Audrey Rubanich and Haley O'Neill
Faculty liaison: Jeanne N. Churchill, DNP, CPNP-PC
Partner site: University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Project: Global Nursing Intelligence and Simulation: Pediatric Clinical Scenarios from the Italian and American Perspective
By MDE students: Panagiota Giannakos, Danielle Serphos, Chloe Pulido, and Liliana Silebi
Faculty liaison: Lisa Iannacci-Manasia, MS, PNP
Partner site: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Project: Comparing Similarities and Differences in Standard Care for COVID-19 Patients in Jordan and the Unites States
By MDE students: Angela Cameron, Ian Irwin, Lakisha Drayton, Lauren Dulay, and Lara Gaffney
Faculty liaison: Mara Berta, DNP, MPH, RN, AGACNP-BC
Partner site: Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi
Project: Educational Presentations/Materials on HIV, TB, and COVID-19 in Malawi
By MDE students: Ariel Miller, Aaron Yagoda, Katie Kleinberg, and Hindrik Prenger
Faculty liaison: Ana Kelly, PhD, RN
Partner site: Marhajgunj Nursing Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in the United States
- The Effect of Covid-19 on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States
By MDE students: Vanessa Rosenbaum, Caroline Cochran, Katharine Mayo, Shangyne Samuels, and Johanna Monro
Faculty liaison: Heidi Hahn-Schroeder, DNP, RN
Partner site: American International University West Africa, Banjul, The Gambia
- Building Midwifery Leadership in Resource Constraint Communities
- Management of Obstetric Cases During a Pandemic
By MDE students: Margaret Towne, Kira Poncelet, Kaycie Hutcheson, Lauren DeVaughn, Sarah Elisabeth Adaeze Odidka, Hildie Hoeschen, Tylea Eison, and Cameryn Lacey
Faculty liaison: Jennifer E. Dohrn, DNP, CNM, FAAN