Norwegian Nursing Exchange Program

Nursing Students from Norway

For its Norwegian Nursing Exchange program, Augustana University partners with the following Norwegian institutions:

Admission Requirements

A Nursing Exchange Curriculum has been designed for exchange students from partner schools to include 15 U.S. credit hours, which is equivalent to 30 ECTS credits.

Norwegian Nursing Exchange students applying for admission to the Augustana University and the Department of Nursing must complete the following steps listed below:

(Documents for Steps 2, 3 and 4 may be submitted electronically to international@augie.edu.)

  • Step 2 - Submit a copy of your Norwegian University College Transcripts (Karakterutskrift).
  • Step 3 - Submit a copy of your Passport Information Page that includes your name, date of birth and photo.
  • Step 4 - Submit a Professional Essay (one page) including information below:
    • Summary of experiences in Nursing and previous Clinical Settings
    • Goals for professional practice in the future

After official admission to Augustana University and the Department of Nursing, the admitted students will submit the following completed forms (Steps 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9). All forms should be submitted electronically to nursing@augie.edu.

 

  • Additional Forms (best viewed using Internet Explorer 7.0 and above)
  • Step 5 - Required Immunization Form - Take this form to your doctor's office and request they fill this out and sign it.  When they return the form to you, please scan the document and submit by e-mail to nursing@augie.edu.
  • Step 6 - Physical Exam Form - Take this form to your doctor's office and request they fill this out and sign it.  When they return the form to you, please scan the document and submit by e-mail to nursing@augie.edu.
  • Step 7 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Verification Form - Take this form to your University's Nursing Program Office.  Your University will verify and sign this document.  When they return the form to you, please scan the document and submit by e-mail to nursing@augie.edu.
  • Step 8 - Letter from home university indicating that they have on file a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by police authorities in student’s hometown (police background check).  You do not need a new background check.  You may use the background check that your university has on file for your current Nursing program.  When your university gives you this letter, please scan the document and submit by e-mail to nursing@augie.edu.
  • Step 9 - Clinical Internship Interest Form (internship placements are assigned based upon the student’s interest and clinical unit availability (please note: some placements are difficult to secure due to high interest). When you complete this form, please print and scan this form and submit by e-mial to nursing@augie.edu.

Norwegian students at Augustana

On Step 9, students will rank their top three clinical interests on the form from the following:

  • Cardio-Vascular
  • Post-Surgical
  • Pulmonary/Renal
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Orthopedics

And an additional Observational Clinical Experience (1-2 days pending clinical unit and preceptor availability) include:

  • Diabetic Education
  • Emergency Trauma Services
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Same Day Surgery and Recovery