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.
October 3-5, 2019
25+ Practicum Hours
Dr. Cheryl Leuning
: Most meals included
Population of Harmony, MN:
: More than 10,000 sinkholes of various sizes are scattered in and around Harmony.
: 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.
- 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
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
Department of Nursing
**Participants must complete online registration with Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) prior to travel.