Immersion and Practica

Unique Experiences Locally and Abroad

Pine-Ridge-April-2004-034-300x225Immersion courses and practica are integrated into all of Augsburg’s nursing programs—BSN, MAN, & DNP. These educational experiences are based on principles of transcultural nursing and holism. Preferential emphasis is placed on settings where one encounters persons underserved and struggling with poverty, despair, and access to basic health care and supportive services. Participating in an immersion course or practicum is life-transforming and allows students to gain understanding into the socio-cultural complexities that lead to health and healing in communities locally and abroad.

  • In the BSN Completion Program, can select to enroll in required community health immersion locally or abroad that fulfills the required practicum hours needed to register as a public health nurse in Minnesota.
  • In the MAN Program, faculty guided and student directed practica are linked to each other.  Student can chose among a variety of settings and cultural contexts in which practica are taught.  Some entire courses in the MAN are offered in an immersion model away from campus and abroad.  In these courses practica are blended within the course.
  • In the DNP Program, practica are chosen based upon students’ interests, track of study (DNP-TCN or DNP-FNP), capstone project focus, and desired educational and practice outcomes. Some practicum experiences are independent while others are faculty guided in local or international contexts. Additionally, DNP-FNP students must fulfill a minimum of 600 clinical practicum hours in primary care settings.  The FNP primary care practicum/clinical sites will be arranged by Augsburg.

 

Locations by Degree Program

Below is a chart that outline which locations are available for our programs.  Please visit the page for each location for further details on immersion or practica options.

Location BSN MAN DNP
England X X
Guatemala  X X
Minneapolis X X X
Mexico X X
Namibia X X
Nicaragua X    
Pine Ridge X X X
Rochester X X X