The UIC College of Nursing is recognized as a world leader in promoting interdisciplinary global health through education, practice, research and collaboration.

Promoting access to quality healthcare for all people, wherever they live in the world, UIC Nursing faculty participate in international collaborations between health professionals, governments, educational institutions and other partners who share our belief in “health for all.” The college is committed to expanding its research, education and practice programs in global health leadership and primary health care.

Leading as a WHO Collaborating Centre

In June 1986, the World Health Organization designated the UIC College of Nursing as the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care and as the first WHOCC in the U.S. focused on nursing/midwifery. The designation built upon the college’s growing commitment to global nursing development. Since then, the designation has been renewed six times and is now current through 2019. As a WHOCC, UIC Nursing serves as a resource to nurses around the world, continually working with the World Health Organization to promote technical and educational cooperation among countries as well as to initiate collaborative research projects of regional and international significance.

Read about our WHO designation

UIC Nursing has impacted healthcare around the world

To learn more about UIC Nursing's international efforts, contact:

Global Health Leadership Office

845 S. Damen Ave., (MC 802), Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: +1 (312) 996-0621