Beyond the Classroom

Faculty, students, and graduates are encouraged to contribute, directly and indirectly, to the health of the local and regional community and beyond through practice, service learning, civic engagement, participation in professional and social networks, scholarship, and/or academic-service partnerships.

Global Brigades Medical Mission

Global Brigades  

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004 Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through eight skill-based service programs to improve the quality of life in under-resourced communities through partner organizations in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Ghana.

In the summer of 2017, the Nursing program was approved by the University to create our first medical brigade through Global Brigades. In spring 2018, nearly 30 Nursing students traveled to Honduras to provide health care, teaching, and services to a Honduran community.

"Our mission is to volunteer in under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world." - Global Brigades