Center for Global Nursing

Our Mission

The Center for Global Nursing brings together nurses and advanced practice providers from across UCSF Health and the School of Nursing to collaborate, learn, explore, and contribute to global health solutions.

Our Work

The Center for Global Nursing brings together clinical nurses, faculty, and advance practice providers (APPs) with expertise and vested interest in global health and health equity work. We are focused on creating pathways and cultivating opportunities for UCSF nurses and APPs to engage in global health initiatives. These opportunities include supporting global nursing education, service, and research, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration at the Institute for Global Health Sciences.

Our People

Director, Rebecca Silvers, DNP, CPNP-AC
Silvers is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Nursing. She also works as a nurse practitioner at Benioff Children’s Hospitals in the departments of pediatric neurosurgery and critical care. Silvers is the nursing lead for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency, Critical, and Operative Care at UCSF, and her global health works focuses on capacity building and implementation science initiatives.

Our Projects

Global Action in Nursing (GAIN)

GAIN, founded in 2017, is a women-led organization of global health experts. This comprehensive project focuses on solutions to decrease maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Liberia, Malawi, and Sierra Leone in sub-Saharan Africa, and in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States.

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