Nursing conference brings together students from across Canada – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201791 Views

February 13, 2017 —

The College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, recently had the chance to showcase Winnipeg and host over 400 nursing students from across the country as part of the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) Annual National Conference.

Held from Jan. 25 to 27, the theme of this year’s conference was Celebrating Diversity: Breaking Barriers through the exploration of cultural safety. According to Karlee McKenzie, a University of Manitoba nursing student and one of the conference organizers, this theme is an important one for students who will soon be entering the nursing profession.

“Cultural safety is reflecting upon one’s own culture and beliefs to recognize how it affects your practice,” McKenzie said. “This not only applies to the nursing profession, but to individuals in their everyday lives.” As our generation and future generations will continue to be exposed to ease of access and ever increasing globalization, it is important for us to be well versed in not only our own cultural beliefs but those around the world as well.”

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