Welcome to the Canadian Nurse True North series. In this series of profiles and interviews, we’ll hear from nurses who work in northern Canada under some of the country’s most challenging yet rewarding conditions.
Find out what drew these nurses to this type of practice, and learn how nursing and Indigenous culture work together so well. See what it’s like to wait over half a day for a medevac, or travel via snowmobile with a patient in the middle of the night to catch an air ambulance. Find out what happens when you’re the sole health-care provider in a community and you don’t have enough resources at your disposal. And finally, see what the North has to offer when the work is done and it’s time to unwind.
In the series:
If you want to share your experiences of working in the North, please consider submitting an article.