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.


Denver College of Nursing’s (DCN) students conducted a food drive on behalf of Denver Rescue Mission and donated 60 cases of food to the organization which helps those experiencing poverty and homelessness, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president, DCN.

“DCN’s Student Services executes many quarterly outreach events so students can develop a sense of community among their peers and their community,” Bankirer explained. “One way we help DCN’s students become excellent health care providers is to give them a platform where they can transform the lives of others. Giving back to those in need will always be a part of their lives as nurses.”

Denver Rescue Mission meets the needs of those experiencing poverty and homelessness through emergency services, community outreach, long-term rehabilitation programs, transitional programs and assistance for permanent housing.

Since 1892, the Mission has been changing lives in Denver’s community. Each day, Denver Rescue Mission serves more than 1,000 meals and now they are asking for your help to feed those in need, said Denver Rescue Mission (

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