Taylor Nursing Institute welcome students from Austria

Quest for deeper knowledge brings global collaboration to campus

October 23, 2023 |

Four students from Austria posing with Minnesota State Mankato alumni and facultyJake, a Minnesota state mankato alum (far left) spoke on rapid response codes in Dr. Sarah Ogilvie's (far right) Physiologic integrity IV class, which welcome four student from Austria, who were hosted by the Glen Taylor nursing institute for family and society as a way to promote international collaboration among nurses.


by the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society

Minnesota State University, Mankato welcomed four nursing students from Austria who shared their global insight with Mankato nursing students while gaining a deeper understanding of family and societal nursing.

Four Austrian students posing outside holding up and looking through an empty picture frame with paper flowers at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event

Hosted by University faculty and staff, the Austrian students had the opportunity to meet and connect with Mankato health professionals and community leaders, learned more about American nursing education, and fully immersed themselves as Mavericks.

Dr. Sarah Ogilvie, a nursing professor at Minnesota State Mankato, said the students interacted with her senior nursing students, participated in group activities, and met guest speakers.

"It was a pleasure to have the Austrian students here,” Ogilvie said. “They brought a fun and different perspective to group discussions and were very enthusiastic about learning class content."

Four Austrian students, three sitting at a table and one standing up, enjoying Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies

Other highlights of their visit included attending a Vikings game, visiting the Mankato fire department, participating in the Mankato Walk to End Alzheimer's, and savoring some those beloved American fall treats—the Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookie!

The visit was made possible through the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, which is dedicated to promoting international collaboration among nurses and advances family and societal health and healing through education, research, and practice.