In the Fall of 2019, the Master of Health Administration program once again participated in the Block Week experience in conjunction with the program at the Hochschule, Osnabrück (HO), Germany. Graduate students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions participated alongside 15-20 undergraduate and graduate health management students from the HO in a week long experience involving collaborative study, health facilities tours, and cultural experiences.
MHA faculty member Dr. Erin Reynolds led both the 2018 and 2019 trips.
The success of this program is based on merging U.S. and German students together in terms of discussion and intercultural experiences. MHA students who have completed 12 credits of course work are eligible to participate on a voluntary basis. The link to the MHA program is usually set within the students’ capstone project (concurrent with the Block Week experience). MSN students participating in the Management/Leadership track are also eligible to participate.
Below are class photos from previous Osnabrueck trips as well as a video narrated by Master of Health Administration program chair, Dr. Kevin Valadares, explaining the importance of the USI-Osnabrueck partnership and what our students and faculty gain from the experience!