Practica and Study Abroad
Practice experience is emphasized in both tracks in the Master of Arts in Nursing program. In the Transcultural Nursing track, students practice in nontraditional settings with persons underserved or excluded from mainstream health care. Students in the Transformational Leadership and Management track will have practice experience in several courses with preceptors in leadership positions in a variety of care settings.
A unique opportunity offered for practica at Augsburg is provided by the Augsburg Central Health Commons, which provides services for persons struggling with poverty and homelessness in the city of Minneapolis. People from diverse backgrounds, who have health experiences grounded in wide-ranging cultural contexts, provide many opportunities for students to explore advanced nursing roles and new models and forms of practice.
The Nursing Department also works closely with Augsburg’s Center for Global Education in developing study abroad opportunities. Currently, four study abroad opportunities exist for student practicum experience ranging from three weeks in Namibia, to one week on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, to week-long experiences in Mexico and Guatemala.
Students may apply these study abroad experiences to the practicum requirements for a variety of courses, including the thesis and graduate field project. To learn more about study abroad opportunities through the Nursing Department, Contact Sharon Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1209.