Concordia University Ann Arbor's Ronald and Marvel Jones School of Nursing has expanded its horizons! Over the summer, 27 CUAA nursing students completed clinical rotations in Alaska.

While this was the first opportunity nursing students had to serve and study in Alaska, CUAA has been offering global clinical opportunities since 2018.

“Caring for people from various cultures from around the globe provides our students with a unique opportunity to learn and serve, and in that way, we honor Concordia’s mission,” said Assistant Vice President of Academics Cindy Fenske, DNP, RN. “The students were able to use their skills to provide care, hope, healing, and knowledge to the people they served.”

The summer learning experiences are among the dozens of distinct global learning opportunities offered by Concordia University in more than 30 different countries. Global education courses are faculty-led study abroad opportunities that can be completed for course credit and typically last one to three weeks.

The Alaska students completed their community wellness and pediatric clinical rotation by working in partnership with local ministries and organizations to help at homeless shelters, provide foot and wound care, and learn from local health care providers.

One of the travelers chronicled her experience on Facebook. Take a peek inside a CUAA nursing clinical experience—through the eyes of CUAA nursing student Lexie Hall (’22).

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— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor and Wisconsin. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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