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.

Preview Journey North

Journey North

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

Kim Fraser
Nancy Ball

Technical Production

Red River College – eTV Learning Technologies

Chris Basarowich
Dan Feriolo
Murray Toews
Dylan Smitzniuk
Easter Udarbe
Meagen Chorney
Jon Ferber
Chelsea Welechenko
Alex Parrott
Lauren Kullman

Production Support

Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Manitoba Region

Paula Ewen
Karen Christiuk
Kathryn Berens
Rose Noreska Guerine
Felisitas Guevarra

Community of Bloodvein

Chief Roland Hamilton
William Young
Karen Cook
Lorraine Cook

Red River College – Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations

Mae Louise Campbell
Tracy Brant

Northern Medical Unit

Dr. Jim Carson


Lional Duruisseau