Nurturing Indigenous student success – USask

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201792 Views

Jennifer McGillivary got into nursing simply because she wanted to see more people of her heritage in the field of health care.

Mar 10, 2017

She would visit the doctor and be helped by nurses and doctors of all ethnicities, but she was rarely assisted by any Indigenous people.

“I noticed that I never had an Indigenous nurse who I could go to, and who I felt comfortable with— someone who had the same background as me,” McGillivary said.

“I felt intimidated to be in a health-care setting where there were no other Indigenous people. I was the brown girl. I stood out.”

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