Integrating Climate Change Into Nursing Curricula

Nurse Educ. 2019 Jan/Feb;44(1):43-47. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000525.


Climate change is a significant threat to human health across the life cycle. Nurses play an important role in mitigation, adaptation, and resilience to climate change. The use of health care resources, air quality and extreme heat, mental health, and natural disasters are major content areas across undergraduate nursing curricula that influence or are influenced by climate change. Teaching strategies and resources are offered to prepare nursing students to address climate change and human health.

MeSH terms

  • Climate Change*
  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Education Research