Nunavut nursing students want to apply skills at home

Nunavut faces a nursing shortage

APTN National News
Nunavut has a nursing shortage and getting northerners to work in northern hospitals has been a challenge.

But on Wednesday, the Nunavut government presented a group of high performing Nunavut students with nursing scholarships.

As APTN’s Kent Driscoll explains, that’s important because in Nunavut’s remote communities, local experience is key.

 

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.