Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Indigenous Health and Nursing

Indigenous health nursing

Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing faculty are leading in the development of nursing curricula and practice informed by Indigenous ways of knowing and being as a guiding principle in undergraduate and graduate nursing education, provincially, nationally and internationally. The School of Nursing is guided by a standing committee of Indigenous Health Nursing that insures that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action (2015) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP-2007) are enacted and upheld within the nursing curricula and faculty development.

Nursing students

Students are given exciting opportunities to learn, engage and reflect as they explore Indigenous theory and Indigenous nursing practice experiences informed by Indigenous communities, elders and knowledge keepers. Students experience education that takes them beyond the confines of the lecture halls to be immersed on the land to experience and reflect on Indigenous determinants of health. Practical experiences are provided so that students are given the skills, knowledge, and expertise to excel as leaders in Indigenous health nursing practice.