Global Health and Management in Iceland

Iceland waterfall

Course description

School of Nursing faculty Dr. Judith Pechacek and Daniel J. Pesut, will lead a study abroad course to Iceland from May 18-25, 2019. 

This 1-2-credit* course will focus on international nursing leadership and employee management grounded in population health. Students will observe different models of health care delivery in Reykjavik and explore the impact of a single payer system. Working with University of Iceland nursing faculty and students, UMN students will experience health and healthcare in a technologically and socially advanced nation. Additional experiences include cultural excursions to some of Iceland’s many historic and natural wonders. Course work will include pre-trip readings and on-line activities to prepare you for the cross-cultural experience. A short graduate level reflective paper is required when you return from Iceland.

Estimated cost per student

ESTIMATED cost per student of $3050 includes SON administrative course fee, International Travel Insurance, estimated airfare, hotel double occupancy (includes breakfast), in-country excursions and transportation, farewell dinner, and estimated lunch/dinner for remaining days. UMN SON tuition/fees are not included in the estimated cost. The estimated cost is a rough estimate and will be determined by the price of airfare at the time you purchase your ticket.

School of Nursing faculty

For more information, please contact School of Nursing Faculty:

Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
Director, Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership
Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership

Judith Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the DNP program

Student eligibility

You must be a current University of Minnesota School of Nursing MN, DNP, or PhD student in good standing and have a US passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of travel.

Application process

Applications from HIL and Post-Masters students will be formally received starting November 15th, 2018. After December 15th, if openings remain, a general invitation will be re-issued to all graduate students in the School of Nursing. Airline tickets will be purchased directly from a U of M contracted travel agent later in January.
A minimum of ten students is needed to run this course.

* Health Innovation and Leadership students must register for two-credits and can use this course as their two credit elective and120practum hours for N7605 Boundary-Spanning.
Post Masters Students can register for one (120 Hours will be acquired in Iceland) or two credit (240 hours with an additional plan) as determined by the program plan, please confirm with the DNP director before registering.
All other graduate students please confirm with your DNP, PhD and MN program advisor on allowable hours and credits within your program of study.