Master’s of Indigenous nursing program aims to empower Indigenous nurses to serve communities within their own knowledge systems – Cochrane Today

Six B.C. nursing schools are collaborating to challenge anti-Indigenous racism and better support Indigenous health-care providers.

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