Aurora College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and faculty celebrated and shared their knowledge at the annual Northern Nursing Research Day, held on November 30th, 2022 in Yellowknife, NT. The School of Health and Human Services Research Day is an opportunity to showcase and honour scholarship and academic work of students, faculty and invited scholars, and to celebrate student success.
Hotii ts’eeda was pleased to sponsor the event and present on the Ełet’ànıt̀ s’eɂah: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples initiative.
A total of 23 posters were featured – 19 literature review research projects from fourth-year BSN students and four research projects led by the Aurora College faculty. The topics chosen for the research posters and the unique approaches taken by the students underscore the importance of developing and applying research that is for the North, by the North, and with the North, to improve quality of care and to prioritize decolonizing approaches to advance nursing knowledge.
Three awards were presented to students at the event:
- Creativity Award – Angela Roy for Managed Alcohol Programs: MAP-ping Out the NWT’s Response to Alcohol Use Disorders in Homeless Populations
- Scientific Rigour Award – Brooke Dwyer for Colorectal Cancer in Indigenous Peoples: A Call to Action
- People’s Choice Award - Obiageri Zita Korie for Why Are Nurses Leaving: Could Stanton Become a Magnet Hospital?
Check out Angela, Brooke, and Zita’s research posters here.
Students were also invited by Hotıì ts'eeda to display their research posters again for the Dene Nation during their leadership meetings on December 14th, 2022.
Hotıì ts’eeda is proud to support future northern nurses. Masi to the BSN students and faculty for sharing their amazing research with us!