Master of Indigenous Nursing program coming to six B.C. universities – Trail Daily Times

Jan. 11, 2023

Program aims to empower Indigenous nurses to serve communities within their own knowledge systems

Six universities across B.C. have partnered on a research project that would bring an Indigenous nursing master’s program to life.

The initiative is designed to address racism in the health-care industry, better support Indigenous health-care providers and meet the unique needs of communities by incorporating Indigenous knowledge into mainstream practice.

“Reclaiming and Recovering Indigenous Knowledge in Graduate Nursing Education” is a collaborative effort between six schools of nursing: Thompson Rivers University, University of Victoria, Trinity Western University, University of Northern British Columbia and University of British Columbia Vancouver and Okanagan.

The schools jointly received $683,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to develop and launch the project.

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