The L’nu Nursing Initiative with Dawn Googoo

This episode highlights the L’nu Nursing Initiative (L’nu means Indigenous in the Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq is plural) language). The L’nu Nursing Initiative was created by the Nova Scotia Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Indigenous Health Nursing, Dr. Margot Latimer in collaboration with the Mi’kmaq communities in NS. As the L’nu Lead for the provincial Chair, Dawn Googoo’s role is to gather evidence that best supports Indigenous People to access culturally safe nursing education and transition to health care practice. Dawn engages with Indigenous students to support them through the nursing program and help them build pride in their future roles. The initiative also involves building capacity through collaboration with Mi’kmaq communities, educational institutions, provincial/federal governments, national organizations to create meaningful change that will continue to provide a safe and nurturing nursing learning and practice environment for Indigenous peoples.

If you would like to learn more about this initiative, please contact our guest Dawn Googoo:

Dawn Googoo RN, BScN
Lead, L’nu Nursing Initiative
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Email: dw904927@dal.ca

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