News, Events and GHP

Global Health Perspectives LogoGlobal Health Perspective (GHP) is a cross-cultural, inclusive outreach program for undergraduate students that is focused on student development in global health settings in Denver and around the world.

GHP combines classroom training with in-field service-learning internships and is integrated throughout the Denver School of Nursing curriculum path. Students are invited to participate in GHP from their first quarter of enrollment, through their coursework and even as DSN alumni.

Student membership in GHP requires attendance at global development symposiums on and off campus and service learning volunteer hours each quarter at many nonprofit organizations in the Denver metro area. After successful completion of GHP membership for a minimum of two quarters and completion of Advanced Medical/Surgical nursing courses, students are eligible to apply for a GHP Service Learning Internship.

DSN faculty members mentor and precept GHP students in both domestic and international internship locations. Upon successful completion of GHP internships students earn clinical credit for their work and, most importantly, gain the tools and experiences to broaden their perspectives in global health care.

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Denver School of Nursing (DSN) has named Megan McClintock as the nursing college’s new undergraduate program chair where she will oversee planning, organizing, directing and evaluating faculty, administrators and student outcomes and performance, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, DSN president (www.denverschoolofnursing.edu).
She will focus on faculty development, mentoring, streamlining of procedures and updating curriculum. With the student body, she will emphasize student development and academic success through test-taking tips, studying tips and NCLEX and HESI test preparation.

“Megan brings many strengths to this position, including her visionary leadership and her outstanding support of students and faculty,” Bankirer said. “In her three years at DSN, she has been a valuable bridge between students, faculty and administration.”

Most recently, McClintock was the recipient of DSN’s 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognized her use of creativity-based lectures, leadership, student-focused outcomes and open door policy.

Also, she has developed a website (www.pocketprofapps.com) to support nursing students across the world with simple explanations, testing tips and tutoring.

Prior to joining DSN, McClintock worked at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma for 17 years. She began teaching at Redlands Community College in 2005. While there, she was tasked with the development and establishment of the college’s fully-functioning simulation lab. She later went on to found her own consultancy to enable educational systems to develop their own simulations labs.

A registered nurse since 1991, she holds her bachelor of science in nursing from Oklahoma Baptist University and her master of science in nursing education from the University of Oklahoma.

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