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Global Nursing Advisory Committee (GNAC)

The Global Nursing Advisory Committee (GNAC) promotes strategic global health initiatives for School of Nursing faculty and students related to teaching, research and service consistent with goals for scholarship (discovery, engagement, integration, and teaching).

GNAC Membership: Associate Dean for Strategic and Global Initiatives (chair), Global Project Manager, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Director of Development, faculty and student representatives from all academic programs, and faculty/students who have global interest by request.

Staff support is provided by the Associate Dean for Strategic and Global Initiatives.

Global Health Interest Group

The Global Health Interest Group involves faculty and students in special global activities each semester. During Fall semester we host a poster session to showcase faculty and student participation in global learning experiences, research, and development. We also emphasize “local is global” in sharing experiences such as SHAC, working with multi-cultural populations, and engaging with international visitors to the SON.

SON Faculty Connections

SON faculty are engaged in many areas of the globe. Below are examples of faculty who can offer suggestions for contacts, offer advice, or share their experiences in classes and seminars. Please email to contact faculty.


China: Gwen Sherwood, Ed Halloran
Hong Kong: Gwen Sherwood, Ed Halloran, Bev Foster
Macau: Gwen Sherwood, Bev Foster
Thailand: Gwen Sherwood
Japan: SeonAe Yeo, Gwen Sherwood, Ed Halloran
South Korea: Gwen Sherwood
Australia: Mary H. Palmer, Victoria Soltis Jarrett, Ed Halloran
Singapore: Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Gwen Sherwood

North America, Latin America, Caribbean

Canada: Cheryl Jones
Guatemala: Chris Harlan
Honduras: Jean Davison
Nicaragua: Gwen Sherwood
Mexico: Gwen Sherwood, Diane Berry
Bahamas: Victoria Soltis-Jarrett
Brazil: Gwen Sherwood


Kenya: Gwen Sherwood
Uganda: Meg Zomorodi, Diane Yorke
Malawi: Gwen Sherwood

United Kingdom and Europe

England: Laura Nasir, Gwen Sherwood
Denmark: Eric Hodges
Iceland: Marcia Van Riper
Portugal: Sue Thoyre
Netherlands: Sue Thoyre
Ireland: Donna Havens, Ed Halloran

SON Partners in Global Health

To integrate the mission of global health across the School of Nursing, we have established partnerships and collaborations with other schools of nursing across the globe. We have formal agreements with several schools to collaborate in scholarship development through faculty and student exchange, mentoring in education and research, and research partnerships.

Memoranda of Understanding

  • Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Jonkoping University, Jonkoping, Sweden
  • Kaohsiung Medical University
  • King’s College, London, United Kingdom
  • Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico
  • University of Malawi, Malawi
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The SON has active collaborations with several schools in which students and faculty work together on particular projects.

Collaborative Partnerships

Visiting International Scholars

The School of Nursing benefits from a vibrant program of Visiting International Scholars. Visitors work with a mentor in their specialty area to develop a program of study within one of the school’s missions in research, education and service/practice. Visits may be of varying duration depending on the goals for the visit and supporting funds. For more information about the Visiting Scholar program, fee policies, and assistance in applying, contact