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  • Locations: Pine Ridge, SD, United States; Rapid City, United States;
  • Program Terms: CGEE Programs
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Augsburg Graduate: DNP, MAN
Program Description:

Nursing Pine Ridge spring


Join this program to learn about health and wellness on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in western South Dakota.  Patterns of health, community strengths and resources, and care systems (bio-medical and indigenous) are explored within the socio-cultural context of reservation life, economic realities of the Pine Ridge, and politics within a tribal community.  Lakota traditions and values are experienced through engagement in the life of the community, critical reflections and dialogue with Lakota elders and community members.

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Spring, 2018
Program Dates: May, 2018
Credits:  45 Practicum Hours
Faculty and Staff:  Dr. Cheryl Leuning and Dr. Leonard Little Finger
Meals:  Most meals included
Population of Pine Ridge Reservation:  28,000


Graduates will earn 45 practicum hours that may be applied to selected graduate practicum required for courses in which one is concurrently enrolled Fall Term. Instructor approval is required.

Program Costs

  • $750 Program Fee (includes lodging, most meals, ground transportation in South Dakota and special events.)  The Program Fee does NOT include tuition, airfare, should you choose to fly)
  • Participants are also responsible for completing background checks and all forms of identification required by the Indian Health Service (IHS) prior to travel.

Special Features

  • Stop in Wall, South Dakota
  • Visit Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Drive through Custer Park
  • Potluck and Conversation with Circle Language Village
  • Learn about Lakota Spirituality
  • Visit Heritage Center Museum


Must be a graduate student in good standing in the Nursing Program at Augsburg University.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
CGEE Programs 2017-2018 04/20/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/29/2018 06/03/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.