A Virtual Nursing Experience
In collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing and Health Canada (First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Manitoba Region), eTV produced the technical components of Journey North: A Virtual Nursing Experience. Journey North is an on-line, interactive tour of a Health Canada nursing station located on Bloodvein First Nation in northern Manitoba. The project, supported by a Program Innovation Fund, allows students to explore, discover, and understand the role of a Community Health Nurse in a remote health care setting.
Note: This is a preview version of Journey North, limited to a guided tour of the nursing station as well as the ability to explore the exam room, the community room, and the culture section of the community map. To request a full viewing, please contact us under ‘Share Your Thoughts’ below.
What Students are Saying about Journey North
“It was a different way of learning and kept you engaged throughout.”
“Gives an interactive idea of northern communities that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience unless we went there.”
“I believe this will be a cool, new way to learn. It allows us to see it with our own eyes, rather than through lectures.”
Thanks to the community of Bloodvein, especially the community leaders, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) nurses, and the volunteers who participated in the project. We would also like to recognize the support staff of the Bloodvein Nursing Station, who provided on-site support and without whom this project would not have been possible.
A special thanks to RRC’s Indigenous Student Support and Community Relations department for their support.
Red River College – Faculty of Nursing
Red River College – eTV Learning Technologies
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Manitoba Region
Rose Noreska Guerine
Community of Bloodvein
Chief Roland Hamilton
Red River College – Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations
Mae Louise Campbell
Northern Medical Unit
Dr. Jim Carson