NSCC to launch Mi’kmaw practical nursing student cohort

Nova Scotia Community College has announced that it will be launching a new Mi’kmaw cohort for its practical nursing program at its Pictou campus. The cohort will have space for 30 L’nu learners, who will follow a custom curriculum that is developed using a Mi’kmaq and Indigenous lens with input from Mi’kmaw Kina’matenewey; Tajikeimik; the Dalhousie Indigenous healthcare in nursing team; the Nova Scotia College of Nursing; and the Government of Nova Scotia. “Working in partnership to support more L’nu students to enter health professions is a positive step that will incorporate Mi’kmaw ways of knowing into healthcare, respond to the needs and strengthen communities across the province,” said Minister of L’nu Affairs Karla MacFarlane. NSCC VP, Academic Jill Provoe also noted that the “new section is a recipe for equitable success,” thanks to the support from the Mi’kmaw community.

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