Global Nurse Capacity Building Program

In 2009, ICAP began implementation of the Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP), which aims to improve population health by fostering individuals, institutions, and networks to expand, enhance, and sustain the nursing and midwifery workforce by achieving three objectives:

The GNCBP consists of two subprojects, Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) and General Nursing (GN).

Nurse Education Partnership Initiative

General Nursing


GNCBP is led by ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Funding for GNCBP is provided by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Collaborators include: CapacityPlus; Columbia University School of Nursing; International Council of Nurses (ICN); Forum of University Deans in South Africa (FUNDISA); Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); East, Central, and Southern African College of Nursing (ECSACON); WHO-AFRO; and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).