Off-Campus Studies

Nursing students can participate in the numerous short and long-term off-campus experiences provided by Luther College.

  • Short-term programs are generally offered during January Term and summer for academic credit. 
  • Long-term programs are offered in countries such as England, Malta, Germany, and Italy.

Senior nursing students also have the opportunity to participate in a community centered care summer course in Nottingham, England where they learn about and experience first-hand another health care delivery system. The Nursing Department strongly encourages students to participate in off-campus experiences.

Nursing students also often participate in off-campus approved experiences offered by a variety of agencies, religious organizations and educational institutions. These may be structured either as individual or group opportunities and are consistent with the students’ interests. A recent example involved a nursing internship at Mount Meru Hospital in the city of Arusha, Tanzania in Eastern Africa where the student chose to work in the neonatal, pediatric, and labor and delivery units. Such programs provide students with the rich experience of learning about peoples and their cultures through visits to important historical sites, conversations with national and community leaders, conversations with health care professionals, home-stays with local families, and acquisition of knowledge of healthcare and healthcare systems beyond the United States.