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  • Locations: Harmony, MN, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Amish Nursing Harmony


While partnering with members of the Older Order Amish community in Harmony & Canon, MN, this program examines the professional and folk care systems, patterns of health, and community strengths and resources within the context of their daily life, economic resources, politics, and values.  Participant-observation is arranged, and opportunities are provided for conversations with healers, local artisans, and key members of the community.

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Fall, 2019
Program Dates:  October 3-5, 2019
Credits:  25+ Practicum Hours
Faculty:  Dr. Cheryl Leuning
Meals:  Most meals included
Population of Harmony, MN:  997
Geological history: More than 10,000 sinkholes of various sizes are scattered in and around Harmony.
Niagara Cave: One of the Midwest’s largest limestone caverns is near Harmony.


Students will earn 25+ practicum hours that may be applied to selected graduate practicum required for courses in which one is concurrently enrolled.  Instructor approval is required.

Program Costs

  • Practicum fees: $450 will be charged to your student account.  Please note that the practicum fees cover honorarium for cultural guides, most meals, and tour costs.  Lodging in Harmony, MN at Country Lodge or in Amish homes is optional and additional.  Practicum fees do not include tuition.


  • Tour of Amish Community in Harmony, MN
  • Engage in conversations about health and healing with members of the Amish community, public health nurses who serve the community, and members of the business community.
  • Meet Amish families on their farms and in their homes.
  • Time with persons who have left the Amish church
  • Visit to an Amish Farmer's Market and furniture store

Amish Buggie and Horse


Harmony Map

Located in Southeast Minnesota, Fillmore County was an early destination for Euro-American settlement following the United States' 1851 treaties with the Dakota nations.  In the 1970's Amish people came to Minnesota from Wayne County, Ohio, where they were becoming over-populated.  Today, Fillmore County is the hub of Minnesota's Amish Country.  Amish settlements tend to be remote from large population centers.  This distance, and the availability of farmland, has continued to steadily attract Amish settlers over the past few decades.



  • Must be a graduate student in the Augsburg Nursing program whose participation has been approved by the instructor.  For more information, contact:
Sharon Wade or Cheryl Leuning
Augsburg University
Department of Nursing
**Participants must complete online registration with Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) prior to travel.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.