Mpls. St. Paul Magazine talks with Jenny Kluznik

MSPStPaulAugsburg alumna Jenny Kluznik ’13 MPA, a graduate of the physician’s assistant program, spoke with Mpls. St. Paul Magazine about her decision to return to college so she could join the fast-growing PA field. Kluznik, now an assistant professor in the program, talks about her decision to become a PA, why she picked Augsburg College, and shares advice for those considering going back to school. The profile of Kluznik was part of a longer story that explored education needs behind some of Minnesota’s fastest-growing careers. Read “Jenny Kluznik, 33.”

Auggie PA students share time and knowledge with seniors

augustana_paThey checked blood pressures. They talked nutrition and shared recipes. They even played Wii bowling.

No, these Augsburg physician assistant students were not messing around with the equipment or just taking a break from studying in the halls of Anderson. They were completing a unit on working with older adults by hosting a community health fair for residents of Augustana Apartments in downtown Minneapolis.

On this afternoon, second-year students in the last semester of the academic phase of their program worked in groups sharing information with residents about wellness, specific health problems of older adults, exercise, nutrition, socialization, and community resources. Continue reading “Auggie PA students share time and knowledge with seniors”