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Harvard University is offering a free online course in Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster.  The course begins on August 30th and runs for 5 weeks.  Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today.


From the Syrian refugee crisis to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, humanitarian emergencies have reached unprecedented dimensions and proportions. As need for humanitarian aid grows, how can efforts to alleviate human suffering evolve with it?


  • Legal and historical frameworks shaping the professionalization of the humanitarian field
  • An applied understanding of the principles guiding humanitarian response and the tensions that arise when operationalizing these principles in modern crises
  • How to recognize and adapt to major trends affecting the scope and implementation of humanitarian work


The link to enroll in this course is:



This site offers a myriad of courses in a variety of disciplines.  Enjoy!

By | 2016-08-12T16:29:21+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What is Public Health Nursing?

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Calling all members of the Global Network for Public Health Nurses.

One of the objectives of our organization is to:

Develop a shared definition of public health nursing practice that will reflect the culture, professional traditions, social-economic climate and the policy of individual countries throughout the world.  (https://www.gnphn.com/about )

To this end, I would like to invite all members to engage in a conversation about Public Health Nursing Practice.  I invite all members to begin exploring this concept of public health nursing practice.  I know that each of us knows about the delivery of public health nursing services in our own countries, but I would ask you to think globally.  Are there basic tenants of public health nursing that cross geographical, philosophical, governmental and ideological boundaries?  What is Public Health Nursing Practice?  Where do we agree…where do we differ.

To start the conversation, I would like to share a document created under the direction of the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association.  If anyone has documents from your own countries to share and help us as we engage in this conversation, please post them to the blog  so they can add to our understanding and inform our discussion. Thank you all so much.  I very much look forward to our continuing conversation.


Linda Reveling Smith
Chair, GNPHN Steering Committee

By | 2017-08-17T17:01:09+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments