Sustainable Nursing in the Circumpolar North

The project Sustainable Nursing in the Circumpolar North aimed to have a summer school for the students of the Northern Nursing Education Network (NNEN) in 2020, but due to the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic of 2020 the project was postponed by a year.

The project aims to develop a more stable, local nursing workforce in the circumpolar north which is seen as essential in improving the community health, wellness, and self-sufficiency. The participants will attend and complete 3 credit units in a 10-day long summer institute which involves spiritual nursing in clinical practice and e-health. Health care on distance in becoming a more important and widely used tool in the sparsely and remote areas of the Arctic and in the nursing summer school e-health will be covered along with more traditional nursing methods.

The pedagogical methods applied will include visits, lectures, groupwork, practical training and equal multi-professional cooperation. The dissemination efforts will include spreading information to the network members as well as international and national congresses on the subject.

Partners: Don Leidl, University of Saskatchewan, Bente Norbye, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Kathie Pender Aurora Collage Canada, Pívi Juuson, Luleå University Sweden, Suzanne Møller University of Greenland, Sigrun Sig. University of Akureyri Iceland, Karen MacKinnon, University of Victoria Canada.

Applicant: Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Tiina Ervalus

Partners (see below the text)

Countries: Finland, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Sweden, Canada and Russia

Project start 2020, expected to be finalized in 2021.

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