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  • Locations: Pine Ridge, SD, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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:  Summer, 2019
Program Dates: May 28 - June 2, 2019
Credits:  45 Practicum Hours
Faculty and Staff:  Dr. Cheryl Leuning 
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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.