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 College of Nursing curriculum path. Students are invited to participate in GHP from their first quarter of enrollment, through their coursework and even as DCN 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.

DCN 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.


Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship Based on Educational, Professional Goals, Academic Achievement

Denver College of Nursing (DCN) student Aria Turney has been awarded the $11,000 Elmira K. Beyer scholarship through the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County (WA), said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president (

Turney, who is in her final year at Denver College of Nursing pursuing her Bachelor of Science in nursing, currently serves as president of DCN’s Student Nurse Association (SNA). Also, she is one of the authors of a published paper on physiological aging and plans to become a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology.

“Aria has demonstrated repeatedly her professional zeal, which has resulted in her receiving a second scholarship from her hometown area for women pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare, the Lisa T. Painter Scholarship” Bankirer noted.

Turney received the Lisa T. Painter Scholarship in 2015 and 2014; the scholarship is awarded to residents of Port Townsend, WA, from where Turney originates.

Prior to enrolling at Denver College of Nursing, Turney received her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and health promotion from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.

“I grew up in Port Townsend, WA, where the locals believe ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and this close-knit community has provided me tremendous support,” Turney said. “I plant to carry on their traditions. I always have been passionate about helping and elevating others and I’m excited to spend the rest of my professional life doing so.”.

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