Nursing students travel to Sweden

South Dakota State University nursing students Kelsey Tatge and Megan Kennedy, from the Brookings campus, and Danielle Brady, from the Rapid City campus, received the Shirley Rapp Lingo International Studies Scholarship in Nursing to partially offset the cost of their month long study at Jonkoping University in Jonkoping, Sweden.

The students left May 5, immediately after their spring classes ended at SDSU.

Tatge, of Chaska, Minnesota, is a 2012 graduate of Chaska High School and the daughter of Kevin and Deborah Tatge of Chaska. At SDSU, the senior-to-be has been involved in Colleges Against Cancer, Relay for Life, Nursing Students Association and Student Sustainability Council.

Kennedy, of Plymouth, Minn., is a 2013 graduate of Armstrong High School, Plymouth, and the daughter of J.B. and Colleen Kennedy of Plymouth. She will be a senior in the fall.

Brady, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a 2013 graduate of Frank W. Cox High School and the daughter of Kimberly Christian, of Venice, Florida. She will be a junior in the fall.

“While attending a class on children’s healthcare issues in an international perspective, it was very eye opening to learn about the differences in health care around the world first hand. We were able to take a tour of the towns hospital in Jonkoping Sweden. It was very interesting to learn about how they are operated, and to see the differences and similarities to what I have learned and experienced while in nursing school,” said Kennedy.

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